St George’s Parish Church is a ‘Waterloo’ church, built immediately after the Napoleonic Wars which ended in 1815 with the Battle of Waterloo. During this period many new churches were built throughout the country, particularly in the developing industrial towns as the workforce moved from the countryside to urban areas to find employment. To mark its 200th anniversary, St George’s has been refurbished and this will be celebrated in a special Songs of Praise marking the completion of the restoration work.
We are particularly pleased that the skill and dedication of our choir has been recognised through an invitation to sing at the special service on Saturday 21 April at 19:00. The hymns may include Now thank we all our God; The Church is one foundation; Thine be the Glory; To God be the Glory; How shall I sing that Majesty; Let us build a house; and Angel voices ever singing. The anthems may be those by John Rutter: For the beauty of the earth; I will sing with the Spirit; Look at the world; and The Lord bless you and keep you.
We do hope you will make this very important event a date in your diary.