It has been the best of times and the worst of times.
Our annual report for 2019 can be downloaded below.
And 2020? Well if God's wish for us is to love one another, enjoy fellowship and grow together, then the Spirit was present 'big time' as St George's put on a truly magnificent pantomime to chase away January’s blues. Playing to 4 full houses there could be little doubt that those on the stage proved that christians have fun - young and old. Special thanks to Liz as director to guide the cast through many weeks of rehearsal, to Karen for showing just how good she is at set design and stage management and to Beryl for creating costumes on a shoestring that would have done CFT proud. And to cap it all a goodly sum was raised for church funds. Funds subsequently further topped up by a successful jumble sale.
If the early months were the best of times, Covid-19 gave us the worst of times. The fear and concern. The illness and loneliness. The loss of jobs and freedoms. The break from our worship as a community of christians. But we have risen to the challenge
The best has been our coming together, even in relative isolation. The willingness of people to help a neighbour or the many who volunteered to help a fellow Donnington-ite who they have never met before. The loads of food contributed each week at our pop-up Foodbank depot at Donnington Hall and which was whisked away by Chichester Foodbank to feed complete strangers in need. Reaching out to the whole community to reassure them that no-one will be forgotten, all will be helped who need it.
The best has been the ingenuity of our worship. Finding ways to run on-line services during Easter week. Developing a regular virtual service each week with readings, hymns, prayers, refections and twice weekly Zoom prayer group. A new facebook page to link our community together.