2 December, 4pm
Carols and candles - make your own Christingle to take home.
(Messy Church will be back on 20 January 2019)

'Remembrance'

4 November, 4pm
Stories and songs, crafts, fun and fellowship, followed by a sandwich tea!  Please join us!

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

Family@4 - 16 June, 4pm
Discussions and drama, crafts and contemporary music, followed by a finger food tea!  Please join us!

The Loving Father

Our usual Sunday services are at 8am, 10am and 6:30pm.  Come early in the morning for Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer. 

 

​At 10am, we celebrate the Eucharist, and at 6:30 we worship in a variety of formats, including Book of Common Prayer, Celtic, Taize and Contemporary styles.

​The second Sunday in the month is an All Age service (without Holy Communion) when we usually include any baptisms.

​Babies and toddlers have a small play area in church, with parental supervision. Children are invited to our Sunday School, and young people enjoy our Vestry Group.

​Please see our Pew Sheet for details of this week's services.

4 November, 6:30pm
Service for the Bereaved.
Join us in remembering our loved ones, and stay for fellowship and refreshments.
11 November
Remembrance Sunday
10am Service of Remembrance in church
11am Two minutes' silence and laying of wreaths at the War Memorial
11:30am Service of Remembrance for uniformed groups in church
St Giles Consort - Choral Music for Lent
Saturday, 21 March 2020, 7:30pm in church.
Tickets £12 in advance from 01494 873343 or £15 on the door.

10 April - Good Friday

Recording of the service

Good Friday serviceRev Ian Brown et al
00:00 / 46:32

Collect

Almighty God, as we stand at the foot of the cross of your Son, may we know your love for us, that in humility, love and joy we may place at his feet all that we have and all that we are; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.      Amen

11am - There will be a live streamed service of Holy Communion from one of the Area Bishops at https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream

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.

Eco Christmas

Use recycled / recyclable wrapping paper

Google 'recycled christmas wrapping paper and you get LOTS of results.  Or, our very own Fair Trade rep, Margaret, can get it for you!

https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/christmas/christmas-wrap 

Send an email card

and give the money to your favourite charity

Don't waste food

Rethink crackers!

  • Google 'make your own crackers' - there are a lot of suppliers.  A great pre-lunch activity. 

  • Traidcraft do eco-crackers

  • Or consider a table game - play a game of Consequences, or charades. 

  • Make your own paper hats.  (need to research this a bit!)

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

Our Church in Lockdown

Our church activities have changed ALMOST out of all recognition.  Of course there are still services, and we keep in touch with each other, but our website has become the hub of our activity, and our personal contact happens by phone, online meetings and chance encounters on our state-sanctioned exercise.

Here you will find ways of contributing to our joint financial and physical well-being.

We look forward to the day when we can all meet again in church.

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.

We are a Fair Trade church

We care for our environment