Events & Latest News

Latest News


The National Church has issued new guidelines in the last few days. A letter from the Archbishops advises priests to:
• Offer Communion in one kind only to all communicants; i.e. the bread/wafer/host, with the priest alone taking the wine (when we receive the bread only we are still partaking fully in Holy Communion);
• suspend handshaking or other direct physical contact during the sharing of the peace;
• suspend direct physical contact as part of a blessing or ‘laying on of hands’.
Revd Sheena will be following these guidelines for the foreseeable future. Let us continue to meet together to worship God, and to care for one another. Let us pray for those who are unwell, feel anxious or lonely at this time. And let us pray for those working hard, in our health service, to keep us safe and care for the sick.

The Social Committee will be holding an 'Afternoon Tea with Entertainment' on Saturday 28th March at 2.00pm in the large Church Hall. Tickets priced at £5.50 from members of the Social Committee Our entertainment is being provided by Alan Brown who will be singing to us a melody of popular songs. All proceeds to church funds.

Apologies from the editor - the final page of the March church magazine has a numerical error ... the announced spending on flood defences is £4B not £4M, still a relatively small number compared with HS2 but rather larger than my original source quoted (which was a nonsense figure when I thought about it!)

Every Thursday morning at 9:30am in the large hall. Come along and gently exercise your mind and body
with Val Mayes. All proceeds to church funds.

If you wish to nominate a charity and organise an event between April 2020 and March 2021, would you please let Sandra Wood, PCC secretary, have the following details as soon as possible:-
Name of Charity, name of event organiser, is the charity local, national or international and your preferred month.

We are looking for more volunteers to become a Verger at funerals, if you are interested please see Corrina for more details.

If you are on the current electoral roll and have moved house during the last year, please would you let Mike Pickwell have your new address.

Helping us explore how we are all made uniquely by God and are loved and liked by God. Sponsored by the Diocese of Gloucester and written by Peter Hill, more details available at :-
We are offering two alternative locations and times; at Pete and Kath Whitlam’s home, 26 Louth Road, Wednesdays, 10am (starting on Wed 4th March) or at St. Matthew’s Vicarage, 8 Thirlmere Avenue on Tuesdays, 7pm (starting on Tues 3rd March).

PCC Members
Please note that there is PCC meeting on Wednesday 18th March in the small hall at 7.30pm.

Special Events

Tuesday 3rd March
weekly to 31st March
LENT COURSE: LOVED + LIKED 7:00pm St. Matthew’s Vicarage,
8 Thirlmere Avenue
Wednesday 4th March
weekly to 1st April
LENT COURSE: LOVED + LIKED 10:00am Pete and Kath Whitlam's
26 Louth Road
Wednesday 18th March PCC Meeting. 7:30pm Small Church Hall
Saturday 28th March AFTERNOON TEA with Entertainment
Tickets priced at £5.50 from Social Committee. Alan Brown will be singing a melody of popular songs. All proceeds to church funds.
2:00pm Large Church Hall


Regular Events

Please Note: There will be 'no vestry hour' for the foreseeable future. Anyone wishing to make enquiries about baptisms and weddings can contact Revd Sheena on 01472 825745 or the Parish Office on 872482. Thank you.

2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Vestry Hour St Giles Church 6:30pm
Every Thursday Pop-in Social Group Small Hall   after the Service
Every Thursday VAL’S TAI CHI CLASS Large Hall   9:30 - 10:30am
Every Thursday Lunch Club Large Hall 12:00noon