NewWine is a movement of churches across denominations working together to change the nation through a network of church leaders, National Gatherings, training events and resources.
The Parish of St George's New Thundersley comes under the Diocese of Chelmsford and the Episcopal area of Bradwell.
To see our local community transformed by encountering the living God, Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Through outreach, social care and support.
Our purpose is to encounter God as we worship the risen Christ.
Grow in our prayer life, individually and together.
Always giving thanks to God and learning to pray in accordance with His will as we seek His guidance in all things.
To live out community life and relationships, through love and acceptance.
Learn spiritual maturity through discipleship, study Gods Word, and our openness to the workings of His Spirit.
With the help of God, we at St George's have the following aims:
To worship in ways that glorify God and express our love relationship with Jesus Christ.
To grow in our prayer life, individually and together, always giving thanks to God and learning to pray in accordance with His will as we seek His guidance in all things.
To grow in community through love and acceptance of each other, learning to be disciples of Christ through our relationships, our study of His Word, and our openness to the workings of His Spirit.
To reach others in the wider community for Christ through evangelism and social care, being open to using whatever gifts He wants to give us for the extension of His Kingdom.
Working with other Christian fellowships we will seek continually to
give ourselves to prayer
grow together as disciples
go and take the Good News to others in word and deed
Anthony has been Vicar of St George’s since 1998.
He trained for the Anglican ministry in Bristol and was ordained in his home city of Birmingham in 1986. In 1990, after serving as a curate on the edge of the city, he became Rector of two parishes in rural Somerset.
As well as life leading a busy church, Anthony also leads the South Essex New Wine Church Leaders Network.
He is passionate about bringing Holy Spirit renewal to God’s church and to reaching out into the community around with the Gospel. He is also very interested in mental health issues, particularly those resulting from childhood experiences such as ‘absent’ fathers.
In 2008 he published a book, ‘Stranger on the Shore: A personal story of struggle with renewal and inner healing’, in which he tells his own story and looks at the many things that make us the people we are.
Anthony is married to Jane Rose and they have three adult children.
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