The parish has a long history of engagement with, worshipping with and working alongside other neighbouring Christian communities, St George's takes seriously the exhortations of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II's words 'The work for the unity of Christians, is, in my opinion, one of the greatest and finest tasks of the Church in our age'. Over the years relationships have become warm and there is real friendship and mutual respect.
Covering three areas; Shoeburyness, Thorpe Bay and Great and Little Wakering, there are two Churches Together Groups with two Fraternals of the clergy. The parish priest attends and looks after the first two and Tony Castle attends and looks after the Wakering side of the parish.
This latter group is called C.A.M.E. (Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists and Evangelicals) Read more about C.A.M.E. Here!
It meets about every two months and is responsible for a whole programme of activities, including the annual Walk of Witness (Way of the Cross) on Good Friday morning and regular United services, especially in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Both areas celebrate the annual 'Women's World Day of Prayer' with the venue alternating. Christian Aid is supported in both areas.
There are united Advent services in the Shoeburyness area and CAME organises an annual event promoting evangelisation and a big united carol service to promote the real meaning of Christmas.
All united services etc. are advertised in the parish newsletter
If you would like to get actively involved or for further information contact Tony Castle on: 218660