St. George’s is a big church and we know it can be hard to get to know people. The best way to really feel you belong is by joining a Community. This is a group of between 10 and 35 people with a common vision and focus for mission. They are the best place for growing as disciples of Jesus -
UP towards God, IN towards one another and OUT in loving service to the world.
We want to create spaces for people who might not otherwise have any connection with Church to engage with the message of Jesus where they are, and our Missional Communities are a great place to do this.
As Christians gather together and create room for those who don’t yet know Jesus to join them, some really quite amazing things can happen.
Our Communities get up to all sorts of things together, ranging from simple things like eating, prayer and Bible study, to wine tasting, salsa nights, Messy Church, acoustic music nights, visiting care homes, Café Church, outreach, and so much more.
Many of our Communities have at least one small group as part of the community (or ‘cell group’ – which is about growing and multiplying, not about being locked up!), providing a safe place for friendship and are an excellent place to get to know people and feel a sense of belonging. They are also a springboard for living out a life of service and mission to the world.
These are some of our Missional Communities for adults and families. Information on youth communities can be found under Youth.
Ignite - A community for families with school-age children
Messy Church - Serving families through fun craft activities and all age worship
The Carpenter's Arms - reaching out with love to those in the town of Sandwich
Springboard - A heart for welcoming those who are new
Watch this Space - to build community with our neighbours, friends and families
Open Table - for those who enjoy good food, good music and good gardening