St. George’s Day, Sunday April 23rd

This Sunday is St. George’s Day. We are going to do things a bit differently. There will be no service at St. Luke’s, but we will have our annual Joint Service at St. George’s at 11am. This will be a special All Age service with interactive activities and worship.

Next we go on parade! The carnival style parade leaves St. George’s at 12noon. We would love everyone from the service to join with others who will meet outside the church for the carnival itself. The parade will turn left out of the church, travel down Broad Street to the junction with Hardres Street, turn right, then left onto the High Street pedestrianized zone. We will march down the High Street to the gates at the end of Harbour Street, before turning around and returning to the church.

Costumes have been made in workshops at St. George’s hall. If you want to make a costume, then the last workshop is on Saturday 22nd April from 1 to 4pm. Please collect your costumes from the hall before the service and store at the back of the church ready to put on immediately afterwards. Those who have not made costumes will be given flags or roses to carry on the parade.

After the Parade, at about 1pm, join us for a free lunch in the hall. There is soup, a spread and tea and cakes.

With gratitude to Ramsgate Town Council and Thanet District Council for grants to make this happen. Thanks also go to Teresa Askew from the Great British Carnival and Jemima Brown, St. George’s Regeneration Officer for planning this fantastic event.

This will be a great church and community event in the heart of Ramsgate. Everyone is welcome.

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