Welcome to our church website in this time of corona viral pandemic. We invite you to find a little hope and peace here for these hard times

1 November

All Saints

Previous Audio services may be found under the Worship tab

Audio service

Rev Ian Brown et al

00:00 / 35:45

Video service 25 October

Bible Readings

Revelation 7 vs 9-end

Matthew 5 vs 1-12

Collect

God of holiness, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Holy Communion Sunday 1 November 10am in church

For admission, book in advance sending your name, phone number and/or email address to:

saintgileschurch@gmail.com

BY 12 NOON SATURDAY 31 October

8am service running as usual - no need to book.

We continue to search for a Families Worker - see the advert on the right.

In the meantime, and from September, we are seeking both a new leader for the Ark, our Sunday morning Sunday School for Infant and Junior School age children. We are delighted that Janelle Stevenson is now interim leader for YZone.  Anyone who is able and willing to assist in taking forward a new work in these groups please contact 

Kate Southworth (01494 581130) - Families Worker, Ark leader

Janelle Stevenson (01494 265908) - YZone

Share Christmas with a child in need.  Bring boxes to church on Sunday 15 November, or contribute online at https://shoeboxonline.samaritans-purse.org.uk/

further details from Lauren Stevenson, at christmas_lauren@yahoo.com

THE CHURCH IS OPEN DAILY

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-noon, 2-4pm

Sunday 2pm - 4pm

until Saturday 31 October

for visitation and for private prayer. Do come and enjoy our sacred space!

(But occasionally we can't open - please check the Diary page for closures)

Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals

The church is now able to provide a LIMITED space for up to 30 people (socially distanced under the present 2 meter guidelines) for these services.

We recommend for all considering marriage in church that you view the Marriage Course provided by Holy Trinity Church Brompton at: https://www.htb.org/marriage

For more information on these services please see our own Life Events web pages, and contact us at the temporary office email:  saintgileschurch@gmail.com 

or Rev Ian Brown  01494 872097

or Rev Jenny Tebboth 01753 892940

for a conversation

Zoom meetings

Login details are now sent out with the weekly pew sheet.  Please contact the office on saintgileschurch@gmail.com if you want the details, or would like to receive our emails.

Daily

Every Thursday

 

Every Other Thursday starting 7 May

9am Zoom prayers (IB)

10:30am Zoom coffee and chat (IB)

11am Zoom Bible Study (IB)

 

8:15pm Zoom Men's Group (IB)

If you are having any difficulty with the Zoom software, please let us know at saintgileschurch@gmail.com, and we will arrange for some telephone help!

Food banks are struggling - you, together with Traidcraft, can help. 

Read how, in the update here, listing volunteering opportunities, and find the price list here. 

Family Faith Resources (see under ‘KIDS!')tab

Would you like to continue to make financial contributions while the church building is shut down?  Read about our Virtual Offering Plate

Worship

  • Daily prayers at 9am on Zoom (Tuesday - Saturday)

  • Sunday service audio recordings, by clergy and members of the congregation, every weekend

  • Sunday Service, in church, 10am, alternating Service of the Word, with Holy Communion (in one kind only).  Email saintgileschurch@gmail.com by noon the day before to book your place.

  • Try praying for those who don’t go to church but seek spiritual encouragement

  • The churchyard is still open for visitors keeping social distancing for quiet contemplation

Community Support

Food bank crisis - Thank you for your support for the Food Bank.  People donate money which we convert into goods from Traidcraft and deliver weekly to the Food bank locally in Amersham. 

 

  • By bank transfer to our account using the reference “FoodBankDonation”, details will be provided when you contact us. 

  • By Cheque made payable to Traidcraft Plc and sent to Margaret Dykes, 4, Roughwood Fields, Roughwood Lane, Chalfont St Giles HP8 4AA

 

Thank you. Margaret and Bill Dykes

e-mail us at williamdykes@btinternet.com ,

telephone us on 01494874511

text to 07968421416.

 

Communications

  • Via email: all church contacts will receive a regular weekly email communication from the church now. Please check with the Administrator, Sylvia, on the new working-from-home church address saintgileschurch@gmail.com if you are not sure that your name is on our list or else the names of another person who would benefit from this form of regular contact.

  • Via the church website

  • Via our Facebook page

  • Via the telephone - find contact details here.

Please ensure that your contact details are with the Administrator for any or all of these means of communication.

Pastoral Care

We are no longer able to make physical gestures now but we have compiled a list of all church contacts and divided up the whole into smaller groups, each with one responsible person to make and to keep contact insofar as each person requires it. If you are aware of anyone in particular need then do make them known to the or members of the Pastoral Care Team. 

Contact Margaret Carey, Pastoral Care Coordinator on  01494 762341
 

I want you to know that in this dark time we are not alone.
May you know the peace of God which passes all understanding and the grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.


Ian Brown

Contact details:

Parish office 01494 870113

Email address admin@stgileschurch.plus.com

(These are checked once a week.  The working-from-home office email is saintgileschurch@gmail.com)

Rector Rev Ian Brown

        01494 87 20 97

        07866 244 115

        rectorcsg@stgileschurch2.plus.com
Assistant Priest Rev Jenny Tebboth

        07708 094 532   

        jenny.tebboth@btopenworld.com

Curate Rev Paul Henderson

        01494 76 43 67

        paul.e.henderson@btinternet.com

Prayer and worship resources from the Church of England. 

Prayer and worship resources from the Diocese of Oxford 

The usual inbox and answerphone will be checked once a week. In the mean time, the working-from-home email address is saintgileschurch@gmail.com, or in an emergency contact the clergy.

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