Plaques for Memorial Garden

Plaques for Memorial Garden

Some time ago, Vision Groups were formed to take responsibility for various aspects of church life, including its fabric. One group was responsible for the church garden. Various ideas were proposed, but with the lockdown, using the garden for services and making it beautiful suddenly became a priority.

Apart from pruning and removing some invasive plant species, there was a desire to create a space to remember those who have been important in the history of St George’s. It was agreed to develop a Memorial Garden in the back part of the church garden, just inside the gate, using an anonymous gift given to the church expressly for that purpose. With thanks to Ed, the result is a beautiful area that was inaugurated on Remembrance Sunday, 8th November 2020.

People are invited to donate to have an engraved memorial plaque for someone special (pictured). If you would like to have a plaque there, please contact Revd Deborah for help and guidance. You are responsible for the design and purchase of the plaques. Plaques must be A4 size or smaller, in stainless steel or aluminium. Two companies we can recommend are Dilmar and Papereries Paraules. We then ask for a donation to St George’s. The recommended minimum donation at present is 150 euros but that figure is being reviewed and may go up.

In addition, Revds John and Deborah together with Jennie, the youthworker, expressed a longing to develop a prayer room somewhere on the church premises. Given the limited space available in the building, it was agreed to make the projection area double up as a prayer room during the week when it wasn’t being used on a Sunday.

Among the suggestions made for decoration, the churchwarden Sherry’s idea won out, of painting a mural of the church’s distinctive stained-glass window (pictured). This creates a continuation, both visually but also spiritually, of our life together as a church, from Sunday and throughout the rest of the week. It may also help the projection/sound team to feel more connected to the rest of the church from their vantage point.

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