Morning Prayer

Occuring
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at for 30 mins
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

The Morning Office is said by the Vicar, and is usually in the church on a Tuesday and Thursday, with a small group joining currently on Zoom for the Saturday Prayers for the Parish. If you would like to join us in this weekly prayer do contact the office for the Zoom link.

Saturday morning prayer starts at 9am

Sunday Services

Occuring
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

We have two services every Sunday morning.

8.30am in the Lady Chapel is Holy Communion using Common Worship material, with a Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion Service on the fourth Sunday.

10.00am is in the main church, and on the first three Sundays is a service of Holy Communion with a choir and sung setting. The words and songs are on a screen, with paper copies available for those who need them.
On the fourth Sunday we have an 'Altogether in Church' service enabling our family ministry from the hall to join us in church for a non-eucharistic service that caters for all ages.
When there is a fifth Sunday we have Altogether in the Hall, enabling our church congregation to worship with our family ministry team. This might be a Communion Service, or in a Cafe Church style - something different every time but enjoyed by all.
After the 10am services all are welcome for refreshments in the Church Hall.
These services are also on Zoom. Please contact the church office for the zoom link if you would like to join in from home.

On the second Sunday of each month we have an Iona Service in the Lady chapel at 5pm. Please check our website for details.

Once a quarter, on a Wednesday, we hold a 2pm Cafe Church. See our website for more details.

Holy Communion

Occuring
Every Wednesday and Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

Weekly Sunday services at 8.30 and every week except the fourth Sunday at 10am, plus a weekly service of Holy Communion on Wednesday at 10am

Family Ministry - 'JaM' (Jesus & Me)

Occuring
Every First, Second, Third Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

Our regular Family Ministry takes place in our large hall and is available for all ages. Parents, Grandparents and Carers are welcome to stay and join in too. Pre-school children are welcome, but cannot be left without an adult.
There are always welcome activities, with a short period of worship, with songs, dances, fun prayers, and teaching. Other activities may include outdoor play, parachute games, table tennis.

Iona Service

Occuring
Monthly. Every Second Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
St George Oakdale, Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

A Reflective Service at 5pm on second Sunday of the month.
Iona is an Island off the Scottish mainland where people go to find peace and spiritual refreshment within the Iona Abbey. Our worship reflects that and each month we have a different theme for our service. We look at the season of the Christian year, issues that are at the heart of the day, reflective issues and many more. We encourage those who attend, that want to, to take part by reading a certain passage or acting out a drama, both of which are provided in a service sheet. Many people who attend appreciate having the service sheet to take home in order to reread the contents and use as a prayer tool.

Knit & Natter

Occuring
Monthly. Every Second, Fourth Wednesday at for 2 hours
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

Our ‘Knit and Natter’ group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 2-4pm. There are between 17 and 23 ladies at each meeting and we start with a cuppa (and biscuits). Within the group, there is a huge variety of knitting, crocheting, lace making and sewing abilities from complete novices to highly skilled crafters. Everyone brings their ‘current projects along to the group.
We often respond to requests for specific items such as small blankets for premature babies or items to be sent overseas for children in poverty. We also knit items to sell at the Christmas and Spring fairs.
The best thing about the group, however, is the nattering. We have great fun and lots of laughs and chatter. Anyone is welcome at the group - you don’t have to be a member of the congregation - just come on in and join us.

Mothers' Union

Occuring
Monthly. Every Third Wednesday at for 2 hours
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

Mothers Union members are involved in many areas of church life at St George’s. Beginning with our vicar Penny, our Licensed Lay Minister Pam and Lay Worship Leader Sue who lead and support us in our Christian lives. Other members are servers, Lay Eucharist Assistants, Sidespersons, Lay Pastoral Assistants, Family Ministry helpers, Choir members, Flower arrangers, ‘Holy Dusters’, office volunteers, Lunch Club helpers, Café Church helpers, after church 'coffee makers', bakers for church fairs and social events, Community Afternoon Tea bakers and helpers.
Now what else are we involved with? We support the Mothers’ Union Overseas fund and the Holiday fund for families in need of a break. We have provided teddies for the children on these holidays. When items are needed for the Women’s Refuge, we collect for them. Other projects we have been involved with are knitting Twiddle mitts for dementia patients, red hats for babies in hospital who need a little extra nursing care, tops and hats for the Fish and Chip babies (babies in Africa are often sent home wrapped in newspaper, hence ‘Fish and Chip babies’). We have collected socks, scarves, gloves etc. for the homeless in our area.
All welcome to come along. ​

No meeting in August

Messy Church

Occuring
Monday 19 February 2024, Monday 22 April 2024, Monday 20 May 2024, Monday 24 June 2024, Monday 15 July 2024 at for 1 hour, 45 mins
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

Messy Church is church for children and adults ideally aimed at school age children and their families. It doesn't follow the format of traditional church because it provides something which is tailored for families who have no previous experience of church. It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy with arts and crafts; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. It's fun! It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age - a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of our other congregations.

Community Afternoon Teas

Occuring
Sunday 03 March 2024, Sunday 05 May 2024, Sunday 07 July 2024 at for 2 hours
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

These are held every couple of months to provide an afternoon of fellowship for those who live alone within the Parish. Sandwiches and cakes are served along with a cuppa. Activities to suit the season are also available. do ring the office for further details.

Autumn Club

Occuring
at for 2 hours
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

The Autumn Club meet for tea & a chat. We have occasional guest speakers or keep fit, nails painted, quizzes, horse racing, talks of travels abroad and bring & buy. A short service of hymns and prayers takes place on the first Tuesday of each month.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month

Cafe Church

Occuring
Wednesday 06 March 2024, Wednesday 04 September 2024, Wednesday 04 December 2024 at for 2 hours
Venue
St George Oakdale
Address
Darbys Lane, Oakdale Poole, BH15 3EU, United Kingdom

Café style worship in the Large hall once a quarter (March, June, September and December) on the first Wednesday afternoon. There is a time of worship, with a theme depending on the season, followed by refreshments.