St George, Tuffley

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Benefice Mission Statement

"To make known God's love, hope, light and teaching throughout this community"

St George's is a modern church built in Grange Road in the expanding estate of Tuffley.  The site was acquired in 1942 and a temporary building was erected. In 1946 a new, but still temporary, building was erected beside the first hall.  This was to be the first church, and in 1950 it was extended and the church was dedicated to St. George.  In 1956 the foundation stone was laid for a new church hall, which was to be connected to a large new church by a cloister.  Eventually, however, plans for a great new church were seen to be unrealistic, so the new building became the church and the old church, with a kitchen and toilets added, became the church hall.

In 1971 the church hall was demolished to make way for the present hall, meeting rooms, servery and toilets.  St George's Centre, the name of the new complex, is a very important and widely valued resource for the area.

In 1979-80 the Parish decided that the church needed to be fundamentally reordered, and was changed from a long narrow building to a wide space with the chairs set in a curve, a space in which, hopefully, to provide a more inclusive feeling for members of the congregation.  A large part of the west wall was knocked down and a new sanctuary was built, together with a new Lady Chapel.  At the same time internal partition walls were demolished to form a much more open area.  Now the sun, rising over Robinswood Hill, bathes the congregation in morning light and highlights the magnificent Last Supper Reredos carved by Bryant Fedden.  Many of the furnishings for the reordered church were made by members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.  The new areas of the church were dedicated in 1981 by the Bishop of Gloucester.

Only this year we have replaced all the wooden chairs in the main body of the church with metal framed upholstered chairs which immediately made the church an even more welcoming place of worship.  All this this was funded through church member donations.

A significant number of members of the congregation participate in aspects of the regular Sunday worship, led by the clergy, reader and members of the Local Ministry Team.  The church also offers other services, on other days of the week.  Members of the PCC, led by the Churchwardens, work hard to raise funds, organise social events and to enhance the church and its surroundings.

As a Millennium project, the Parish raised the money to build a new entrance to St George's Centre, with improved access for the disabled, new toilet facilities, a new Parish office and other improvements.

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St George's Vicarage
Grange Road
01452 or 01452 307456 (Parish Administrator)
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Parish Eucharist
Every 4th Sunday the ministry of healing takes place during this service
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Family Eucharist
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Monthly Prize Draw
A monthly raffle with proceeds going to St George's Church
Every first Sunday at 11:45 AM for ½ hour


Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Coffee Common Worship
Mothers' Union meeting
An informal meeting in St George's Centre for women and for men, usually involving a speaker. Tea/coffee available
Every second Tuesday at 2:30 PM for 1½ hours


Prayer and Bible Study Group
A monthly house meeting of prayer and bible study.
Every second Thursday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass Wall Paintings

Cafe / Restaurant
Church Open St Georges Church is open from 9.30am until 5.00pm most days of the week.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14153
Built: 1964
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: The Bishop of Gloucester
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: GLOUCESTER CITY (16105)
Benefice: Glouc St Geo w Whaddon (16/108BH)
Parish Legal Name: Gloucester St. George (160120 )
CofE Church Info: (616120 16/120)
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The current editor is: Darrell Stevens

This page was last updated on Thursday 29th January 2015
St George : Grange Road, Tuffley, Gloucestershire, GL4 0PE

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