St George's Church
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Here is all the virtual, online services that Peter Hillman has led and put together since the nation has been in lockdown in March 2020. They are all in chronological order, starting with the earliest at the top, and the most recent to have been added at the bottom. There are also two videos at the bottom explaining good hand-washing technique, which is good practice regardless of what is going on in the wider world. This applies to washing with both soap-and-water and with alcohol hand gel.
Here below is a link to the Facebook page where Pete Hillman will be live-streaming each Sunday morning at 11 am.
22nd March 2020 (at this point, the nation had only been in lockdown for a matter of days, and it was OK then for Pete to use the church building, albeit alone.)
28th March 2020
Palm Sunday, 5th April 2020 (the Holy Week booklet to which Pete refers can still be found in the Uploads tab above)
Tenebrae Service, Good Friday, 10th April 2020, featuring members of the St George's Church congregation
Easter Sunday service, 12 April 2020. Originally there was a Holy Communion segment in the live version, but that is not present in this version. Parishioners wishing to share communion during the week over the telephone (who are not as Social Media aware) should call the Church Office to arrange a call from Pete.
Sunday 19th April 2020
Sunday 26th April 2020
Sunday 3rd May 2020. This was a pre-recorded video, featuring members of the St George's Church congregation.
Sunday 10th May 2020
Sunday 17th May 2020, with communion
Thursday 21st May 2020, Evening prayer for Ascension Day using the liturgy of the Northumbrian Community
Sunday 24th May 2020. This is a pre-recorded video, so that Olga, Trevor and Margaret Rostron could have pre-recorded secments added. Pete refers to a booklet in the notices at the start - this can be found in a link in the Uploads tab above or via Pete's Facebook page, also linked to above.
Pentecost Sunday, 31st May 2020. Pete is requesting selfies for next Sunday (7th June) so please send him yours before the end of the week (5th June) please!
Sunday 7th June 2020, including music from Jonathan and Gill Pinnock, and a selfie picture portrait gallery of members of the congregation.
Peter has made available his theological reflections on Rublev's Icon of the Holy Spirit, which was originally submitted as his dissertation for his Bachelor of Divinity degree back in 2003. To access it, please copy-and-paste this link: https://simplebooklet.com/brMHXnjODARfdHBESquZ16
Sunday 14th June 2020
Sunday 21st June 2020
Sunday 28th June 2020
Sunday 5th July 2020 - first Sunday back in church with a congregation. Sorry for the sound quality. This is as recorded, and attempts will be made for a better sound quality experience next time.
Sunday 12th July, second Sunday back in church with a live congregation!
Sunday 19th July 2020
Sunday 26th July 2020, sermon
The rest of the service can be found on Facebook, either on Peter Hillman's page at the top or on the church's page here:
https://www.facebook.com/St-Georges-Church-Benfleet-252852281444610/ (copy-and-paste the link to go to that page).
Here are two videos to demonstrate visually good hand-washing techniques, which should be used regardless of the situation in the wider world. This applies to the use of both soap-and-water, and the use of hand gel.