New Study Group on Genesis

Conversations with God: Four Bible Studies on Genesis

The Rev Barbara Moss is leading this study group, with reflections on some stories from the Book of Genesis and how they have shaped our faith. 

We meet on Zoom at 7:30-8:30pm on Thursday evenings fortnightly from October 22nd. All are welcome to join us, even if you can only attend one session. Contact Barbara for an invite to join the Zoom sessions.

Bring your own Bible – you may find it helpful to read the chapters in advance.

Dates and topics:

October 22nd:  Adam, Eve, Cain: Genesis 2-4

November 5th: Abraham, Sarah and Hagar: Genesis 15-18.15, 21.1-20

November 19th: Abraham tests God, God tests Abraham: Genesis 18.16-33,22.1-19

December 3rd: Jacob: Genesis 32.25, 27-28, 32

St George’s in the Blitz

Doris Parker, a parishioner from St Mildred’s Church, describes her experiences during World War II.  In particular, she describes her family’s experiences taking shelter at St George’s Church during the war, when the German Luftwaffe bombed London in an attempt to force the British to surrender.  Many people from the Blackheath area took shelter at St George’s while the bombs rained all around.  At the church today we have a credence table and several brass vessels which were given to the church by grateful neighbours who found safety on the lower floor of St George’s during the war.  The stories about St George’s start at 10:50.

Community Lecture Series

The final two lectures for the 2019-2020 Community Lecture Series were held on Zoom, due to the pandemic, and can be accessed below.

Neville Grant
Author and Chair, UN Association of Blackheath and Greenwich

The United Nations: Unnecessary or Indispensable?

Rev Tim Yeager
Team Vicar, St George’s, Westcombe Park

Urban Ministry in Chicago: Liberation Theology on the West Side

Pianist Geoffrey Duce

Guest Artist Dr Geoffrey Duce is a longtime friend of our Music Director Joel Thomas. Originally from Scotland, he is now Associate Professor of Piano at Illinois State University. Geoff has performed in Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall, as well as across Europe, and in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He has also performed for us at St George’s!

Although he has been unable to travel to the UK recently, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Geoff has graciously allowed us to feature his music in our online worship services.

To learn more about Geoff, click here, and to hear more of his performances, visit his YouTube channel.

Aeris Brass Ensemble

The Aeris Brass Ensemble is the resident music ensemble of St George’s Church. They are a trombone quartet of young professional musicians who live in Westcombe Park, who have performed in concerts all over the UK.  We are very pleased to have them as part of the St George’s community.  

The videos below feature six of the twelve pieces performed at the church on Twelfth Night (January 5th) 2018, capping off the Christmas season.