British Columbia Branch

An "English Welcome" to Recent and Prospective Immigrants from Britain


A Special Welcome to Our New Members on Vancouver Island!


info@royalsocietyofstgeorge.com

You may reach us via:
stgeorge@telus.net

Phone Messages:

604-925-0729

Postal Mail:

5639 Dunbar Street,
Vancouver,

BC, Canada

V6N 1W5

 

 

 

 

 

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"There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is ENGLAND." Sir Winston Churchill

 

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Smile at us, pay us, pass us; but do not quite forget.

For we are the people of England, that never have spoken yet.

There is many a fat farmer that drinks less cheerfully,

There is many a free French peasant who is richer and sadder than we.

There are no folk in the whole world so helpless or so wise.

There is hunger in our bellies, there is laughter in our eyes;

You laugh at us and love us, both mugs and eyes are wet:

Only you do not know us. For we have not spoken yet.

 

(First verse from The Secret People by G.K. Chesterton)

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Today I saw the flag of England,  fluttering from a mast,
It waved in recognition, to the glories of the past,
It beckoned to the future, and seemed to say aloud,
If you should be an Englishman, look up my son, be proud.
Let hope still be your anvil, and courage be your forge
And come what may, let men still say,
Cry "God for Elizabeth, England and St. George"!

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