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

Because of the rising Covid 19 infection rate in our area, it is with deep regret that we have closed the church building for public worship.

Funerals will still take place, and our online audio service will still be available, usually uploaded on Saturday afternoons.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR OUR CHURCH

Virtual Offering Plate

  • Enter the address for your text, which is, 70085

  • Enter the keyword, which is csgchurch

  • Select your amount between £2 and £20

  • Press send

10 January
Epiphany 1

Previous services may be found under the Worship tab, and are kept for one month

Bible Readings

Genesis 1 vs 1-5

St Mark chapter 1 vs 4-11

Collect

Heavenly Father, at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son: may we recognise him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen

Audio service

Click the PDF icon to open the order of service.  You may print it out if you choose.

Sunday Service 10 JanPaul Henderson et al
00:00 / 40:38

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

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 (not Mondays)

9am Zoom prayers (JMT)

As Ian is currently hors de combat his meetings are suspended.  He plans to be back week commencing Tuesday 19 Jan, but as we all know by now, plans, like pie-crust and promises, are made to be broken.  Check here for updates, or let the office know if you'd like to be informed.

Every Thursday

10:30am Zoom coffee and chat (IB)

11am Zoom Bible Study (IB)

Every Other Thursday starting 7 May

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

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR OUR CHURCH Virtual Offering Plate

  • Enter the address for your text, which is, 70085

  • Enter the keyword, which is csgchurch

  • Select your amount between £2 and £20

  • Press send

Worship

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

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

  • Each day at 6pm use the prayer for each day on the church of England web site and use Time to Pray app night prayer for personal use in these times

  • 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

Assistant Priest 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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