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

Ian is on holiday from 20 July to 10 August.  Please contact Jenny Tebboth or Paul Henderson in his absence.

2 August Trinity 8

Sunday Service 2-8-20 48kbRev Paul Henderson et al
00:00 / 37:07

Previous Sunday services may be found under the Worship tab

Collect

Lord God,your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake:when we prosper save us from pride,when we are needy save us from despair,that we may trust in you alone;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Bible Readings

Philippians 4 vs 10-23

Matthew 14 vs 31-21

'Service of the Word' in church Sunday 9 August 11am

Admission by booking in advance sending your name, phone number and/or email address to:

saintgileschurch@gmail.com

BY 12 NOON SATURDAY 8 AUGUST

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.

2 August - Sunday morning from church.

THE CHURCH IS NOW OPEN DAILY
Tuesday - Saturday

between 10am and 4pm
for visitation and for private prayer.

Do come and enjoy our sacred space once again!

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

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 Sunday

Every Thursday

 

Every Other Thursday starting 7 May

Every Friday during term time

9am Zoom prayers (JT)

4pm Zoom coffee and chat (JT)

10:30am Zoom coffee and chat (IB)

11am Zoom Bible Study (IB)

 

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

 

7pm Zoom YZone (JT)

Ian's groups will resume when he returns from leave

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. 

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

Worship

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

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

  • 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

  • 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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