MASS and PRIVATE PRIVATE at ST GEORGE'S - until further notice
You will have seen from the latest Government announcements that Mass celebrated with a congregation with not be permitted during the current lockdown period.
We wanted to confirm that St George's Church will open as usual for Private Prayer each Saturday morning from 10am to 12 noon, subject to numbers. This is thanks to the generosity of time of the volunteers who open and close and clean the Church and our volunteer welcomers who help keep us all safe.
We are also aiming for Mass to continue to be celebrated via live streaming on Facebook. Please follow the link below just before Mass starts at 10:30 on Sunday and 9:30 on Wednesday:
We look forward to celebrating Mass with you, wherever you are.
Mary Scahill RIP
St George's parishioners were shocked recently to hear of the very sudden death of our housekeeper Mary Scahill. Mary was born in Tuam, Co Galway. She came to England as a member of the Sisters of Mercy. She worked at the Irish Centre in London and did her teacher training in Endsleigh, Hull. Her first teaching post was in St Wilfrid’s Featherstone and from there she went to St Michael’s Barnsley. When she retired from there she went as Catholic Chaplain to Corpus Christi. Wherever Mary was, whether in school or in parish, she loved the people she got to know, many of whom were still in touch with her to the end. She always listened, encouraged and prayed for each of them.
Mary died suddenly on October 15th with Anam (the dog) by her side. May she rest in peace. Amen
To watch a video recording of Mary's Requiem Mass that was held on Tuesday 3rd Nov, please click this link:
I'm sure parishioners will be sad to hear of the death recently of John MaClay after a brave and dignified struggle with prostate cancer. I'm also sure that John wouldn't want us to be sad but to celebrate his long association with the Church that stretches back over 40 years.
Parishioners and visitors to St Georges at Sunday evening Mass could always be sure of a very warm welcome at the door from John, and maybe even a few words in Spanish, Italian or French for our many continental visitors. He loved nothing better than connecting people to make them feel part of the Church Family.
RIP John MaClay
Parishioners have been leaving some lovely comments on our Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/1984028541827799/posts/2794075767489735