The new monthly pattern of services continues with a Eucharist/ Holy Communion at 9.30 am on Sunday 12th July and our usual Sung Evensong at 6.30 pm on 26th July.
Remember that the service on second Sundays in the month now alternates between a Eucharist and a Family Service.
FAMILY HISTORY TALK
Saturday 11th July 3 pm - 4.30 pm
Entrance free. No booking required
Genealogist and author Celia Heritage will be giving a talk in order to raise funds for new visitor facilities (including a toilet and heating) at St George's. The church is not only a centre of religious worship but also a prime attraction for those interested in the history of Romney Marsh. At present visitor facilities are rather basic and it is hoped that new facilities will not only increase the number of visitors to the church and make their visit more enjoyable but also open up the possibilities for using the church for external events.
Celia Heritage is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, regularly giving talks at family history conferences, the Society of Genealogists and the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies The subject of her talk will be Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records. Light refreshments will be available afterwards and Celia will also be selling copies of the new edition of her book on death records.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
In about 1905, the Rev’d JA Miller raised some £800 for the repair of the inside of the church removing the old box pews and the wooden floor which was decayed. He substituted tiles, also putting in one or two new windows to replace those which gave entrance to bats and owls and had to be stuffed with straw to keep out the rain and snow. At the time, sufficient funds were not available to do much to the outside of the church.
In 1924-25, the parish and the Church Building Society raised in excess of £200 for the retiling of the NW chapel. The church roofs were originally all covered in lead but in about 1775 this was removed from the western half of the north aisle and a tile roof was put up instead.
It was noted in 1925 that, “this is a poor agricultural parish of about 220 people with no resident gentry”.
IVYCHURCH ST. GEORGE
Where the word “in” appears before a date it signifies that the
priest was in occupation of the benefice during that year but
the date of his institution is not known.
If you would like to make a donation towards the upkeep of any of these four wonderful churches then please telephone
Priest in Charge The Vicarage, North Street, New Romney TN28 8DR - Tel: 01797 362308
Please telephone for Baptisms, Weddings and Banns at Dymchurch or for any pastoral concerns which you would like to discuss.