Thursday, 19 December 2013

75th Anniversary of St.George’s Church, Polegate

Bishop Kieran and Fr Rory celebrate Mass
Children's Liturgy group leading Offertory Hymn
On the weekend of the 7th/8th December the Parish of St George's, Polegate celebrated in style the 75 years that the church has stood by the crossroads in Polegate. 

On the Saturday 7th they started with a Thanksgiving Service attended by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field with his wife, and the Right Hon Norman Baker, MP for Lewes together with local councillors, clergy and members of our own congregations and from Churches together in the area. This was followed by the cutting of the celebration cake by the Lord Lieutenant and luscious refreshments and conversation in the Hall. There were exhibits in the Church and Hall describing the history of the Church and the work currently being done by parishioners for the community.

On Sunday December 8th, Bishop Kieran came to offer Mass for us and it was a joyful occasion. Our Children’s Liturgy Group sang a hymn at the Offertory and the choir, augmented by members of Southdown Singers, led the hymns and sang Anima Christi after Communion. We were able to bring some members who, through frailty, cannot normally attend our Sunday Mass. Following Mass we enjoyed a delicious home cooked chicken or beef casserole, with vegetables and a variety of desserts prepared by members of our congregation. The Bishop then cut a celebration cake made and decorated by two of our talented ladies.

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