Community

St Giles with St Matthew has a long history of welcoming people of all ages and seeking to accommodate their needs.

On the first Sunday of each month the main act of worship at 10am takes the form of All Age Worship. The format for this couldn't be more simple - a themed Service of the Word (no communion) with two short readings, four hymns (two modern, two traditional), brief Prayers of Penitence, brief Prayers of Intercession, an interactive all-age address, all done and dusted in about 40 minutes!

Over the last five years this service has grown in popularity and the congregation often includes families with small children, uniformed organisations and some more elderly folk who would struggle to sit through a full-length act of worship.

In addition to All Age Worship, St Giles with St Matthew provides a "Children's area" with soft toys, books and colouring materials for younger children to explore.

Facilities

Large Church hall and a smaller Parish room

We have a large Church hall and a smaller Parish room where many different activities take place including a lunch club utilising the newly installed kitchen in the large hall. Other activities encompass various ladies groups, keep-fit, tai chi, bridge, dog training, badminton, help groups,ballroom & contemporary dancing, carpet Bowls and many others.

Originally we planned to provide a disabled toilet in the large hall, but following advice, the scope has increased greatly, and it is hoped (grants permitting) to carry out complete updating of the facilities. Watch this space!


Phone 01472 872 482 or email office@sgsm.org.uk to make a booking. The cost is £15 per hour for the large hall and £12 per hour for the small hall.