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

12 July Trinity 5

Sunday Service 12-7-20 48kbRev Jenny Tebboth et al
00:00 / 42:01

Collect

Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in those who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.. Amen.

Bible Readings

Philippians 3 vs 1-9

Matthew 13 vs 1-9, 18-23

At 7pm tonight please light a candle in your own home, place it perhaps in your window and use this ancient prayer:

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord;
and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night;
for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.       
Amen.

Please pray for the people, clergy and bishop of the united Church of Pakistan - The Most Revd Humphrey Peters, Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan

The page with the live streamed 10am service  also has links to a download of the Order of Service, and the invitation to sign up to the mailing list.

If you cannot access the website, the Diocese offers a service by telephone too -   

  • dial 01865 920930 

  • Press zero for the short service 

  • Press 1 for the full Church at Home service 

  • It takes a few seconds to retrieve the recording, then the service will start.

1 July - Midweek prayers from church.

THE CHURCH IS NOW OPEN DAILY
between 10am and 4pm (EXCEPT Mondays)
for visitation and for private prayer.

Do come and enjoy our sacred space once again!

Following the government’s new guidelines,

Parochial Church Council (PCC) decided on July 8 to open the parish church for services of worship beginning on Sunday July 12th at 11am

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 contact us at:

The temporary office email:  saintgileschurch@gmail.com

Zoom meetings

Rev Ian Brown

Meeting ID 460 953 0356

Password 52D8LG

Daily

Every Sunday

Every Thursday

 

Every Other Thursday starting 7 May

Every Friday during term time

Jenny Tebboth

Meeting ID 526 751 3307

Password 365882

9am Zoom prayers (IB)

4pm Zoom coffee and chat (IB)

10:30am Zoom coffee and chat (IB)

11am Zoom Bible Study (IB)

 

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

 

7pm Zoom YZone (JT)

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!

Previous Sunday services may be found under the Worship tab, as will the Midweek Prayers, every Wednesday.

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. 

Activities for children

(see under ‘KIDS TAB’ for this week’s video and activity programme)

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

The church is now open for private prayer and for visitation plus Sunday worship at 11am from Sunday July 12th…..

Worship

  • Daily prayers at 9am on Zoom

  • 4pm Evening Prayer said in our own homes using the Evening Worship service found under Worship 

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

  • Mid week prayer video available from Wednesday each week

  • Try praying for those who don’t go to church (that’s all of us at present!) but seek spiritual encouragement

  • As well as the Church at Home weekly telephone service from the Diocese of Oxford, a new national phone line offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services. The line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044

  • Prom Praise 2020, from All Souls, Langham Place, is available on YouTube.

  • 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.  We continue to propose that people who are interested can, should they wish, make financial contributions to us which we will convert into goods from Traidcraft and deliver weekly to the Foodbank 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 temporary office email is saintgileschurch@gmail.com)

Rector Revd. 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 office is closed for the duration. The usual inbox and answerphone will be checked once a week.

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