Notices for 31 December

NOTICES

Would you like to bid for a year’s supply of Stella’s stunning marmalade? Or half a day’s time of a friendly and helpful electrician? Our Auction of Promises is open NOW at the back of the church: simply add your name and bid beside whichever promise you’d like to win. The Auction will be closed at the Twelfth Night Feast on 6th January. Happy bidding!

Gatehouse Calendars: Margaret Williamson has a supply of calendars for sale at £5 (all proceeds to the Gatehouse Wednesday Art Group).

Taizé Service: Taizé services will restart on Friday 5th January (1:15 pm).

Epiphany Service: 6:00 pm on Sat 6th January 2018 – Eucharist with hymns.

Twelfth Night Feast, 6thJanuary 2018. Doors Open: 7 pm – directly after our Epiphany Service at 6 pm. Supper/Auction of Promises/Entertainments – in aid of our Roof Repair Fundraising Appeal. Tickets (including supper and wine): £15 (under 18s free!)

Sunday 7th January 2018 (The Baptism of Christ): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am -Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong

Choral Evensong: St Giles’ Choir will sing Evensong in Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 13th January 2018, at 4:00 pm.

Holy Week 2018 is going to be a special time for the Benefice, as Angela Tilby is coming to be our guest preacher throughout Holy Week. So please put 25th March to 1st April in your diary. There will be our regular pattern of services and this will include a set of meditations on Good Friday. Angela has chosen the title for this series of talks to be “The death of God.”

WHAT’S ON AT ST GILES’ THIS WEEK

Mon 1st Jan (Naming & Circumcision of Jesus) 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Tuesday 2nd January (Ss Basil & Gregory)5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday 3rd January 12:30 pm Eucharist

5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Thursday 4th January 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Friday 5th January 1:15 pm Taizé Service

5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Saturday 6th January6:00 pm Eucharist with hymns
(THE EPIPHANY) 7:00 pmTwelfth Night Feast in Parish Rooms

Sunday 7th January 8:00 am BCP Holy Communion

(the baptism of christ) 10:30 am Holy Communion

6:30 pm Evensong

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 2nd – Marj Kimber (2001);

3rd – Beulah Painting (2011);

4th – Ted Painting (2008)

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Notices for Christmas Day

NOTICES

Would you like to bid for a year’s supply of Stella’s stunning marmalade? Or half a day’s time of a friendly and helpful electrician? Our Auction of Promises is open NOW at the back of the church: simply add your name and bid beside whichever promise you’d like to win. The Auction will be closed at the Twelfth Night Feast on 6th January. Happy bidding!

Gatehouse Calendars: Margaret Williamson has a supply of calendars for sale at £5 (all proceeds to the Gatehouse Wednesday Art Group).

Evening Prayer will be said at 5:30 pm on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th December.

Sunday 31st December (The First Sunday of Christmas): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am -Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong

Taizé Service: Taizé services will restart on Friday 5th January (1:15 pm).

Epiphany Service: 6:00 pm on Sat 6th January 2018 – Eucharist with hymns.

Twelfth Night Feast, 6thJanuary 2018. Doors Open: 7 pm – directly after our Epiphany Service at 6 pm. Supper/Auction of Promises/Entertainments – in aid of our Roof Repair Fundraising Appeal. Tickets (including supper and wine): £15 (under 18s free!)

Choral Evensong: St Giles’ Choir will sing Evensong in Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 13th January 2018, at 4:00 pm.

Holy Week 2018 is going to be a special time for the Benefice, as Angela Tilby is coming to be our guest preacher throughout Holy Week. So please put 25th March to 1st April in your diary. There will be our regular pattern of services and this will include a set of meditations on Good Friday. Angela has chosen the title for this series of talks to be “The death of God.”

WHAT’S ON AT ST GILES’ THIS WEEK

Monday 25th December 8:00 am BCP Holy Communion
CHRISTMAS DAY 10:30 am Holy Communion

Tuesday 26th Dec (St Stephen, Martyr) 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Wed 27th December (St John, Apostle) 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Thursday 28th Dec (The Holy Innocents) 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Friday 29th Dec (St Thomas Becket, M)5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Saturday 30th Dec 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Sunday 31st December 8:00 am BCP Holy Communion

(The First Sunday of 10:30 am Holy Communion

Christmas) 6:30 pm Evensong

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 1)

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 25th December – Michael Lennox Brown (2009);
26th – Pat Cotterell (2005); 28th – Jeanne Forster (2010)

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Notices for Sunday 24th December

NOTICES

Would you like to bid for a year’s supply of Stella’s stunning marmalade? Or half a day’s time of a friendly and helpful electrician? Our Auction of Promises is open NOW at the back of the church: simply add your name and bid beside whichever promise you’d like to win. The Auction will be closed at the Twelfth Night Feast on 6th January. Happy bidding!

Gatehouse Calendars: Margaret Williamson has a supply of calendars for sale at £5 (all proceeds to the Gatehouse Wednesday Art Group).

Sunday 24th December – Christmas Eve: 11:30 pm – Midnight Holy Communion.

Monday 25th December – Christmas Day: 8:00 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am – Holy Communion.

Evening Prayer will be said at 5:30 pm on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th December.

Sunday 31st December (The First Sunday of Christmas): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am -Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong

Taizé Service: Taizé services will restart on Friday 5th January (1:15 pm).

Epiphany Service: 6:00 pm on Sat 6th January 2018 – Eucharist with hymns.

Twelfth Night Feast, 6th January 2018. Doors Open: 7 pm – directly after our Epiphany Service at 6 pm. Supper/Auction of Promises/Entertainments – in aid of our Roof Repair Fundraising Appeal. Tickets (including supper and wine): £15 (under 18s free!)

Choral Evensong: St Giles’ Choir will sing Evensong in Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 13th January 2018, at 4:00 pm.

Holy Week 2018 is going to be a special time for the Benefice, as Angela Tilby is coming to be our guest preacher throughout Holy Week. So please put 25th March to 1st April in your diary. There will be our regular pattern of services and this will include a set of meditations on Good Friday. Angela has chosen the title for this series of talks to be “The death of God.”

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 1)

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 25th December – Michael Lennox Brown (2009);
26th – Pat Cotterell (2005); 28th – Jeanne Forster (2010)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for Sunday 17th December

NOTICES

Carol Service by Candlelight: 6:30 pm on Sunday 17th December.

Would you like to bid for a year’s supply of Stella’s stunning marmalade? Or half a day’s time of a friendly and helpful electrician? Our Auction of Promises is open NOW at the back of the church: simply add your name and bid beside whichever promise you’d like to win. The Auction will be closed at the Twelfth Night Feast on 6th January. Happy bidding!

Gatehouse Calendars: Margaret Williamson has a supply of calendars for sale at £5 (all proceeds to the Gatehouse Wednesday Art Group).

Junior Chess: Free tuition for children on Wednesday 20th December and Thursday 21st December from 10:00 am-12 noon at St Giles’. All welcome – no need to book.

Sunday 24th December (The Fourth Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am -Holy Communion.

Sunday 24th December – Christmas Eve: 11:30 pm – Midnight Holy Communion.

Monday 25th December – Christmas Day: 8:00 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am – Holy Communion.

Epiphany Service: 6:00 pm on Sat 6th January 2018 – Eucharist with hymns.

Twelfth Night Feast, 6thJanuary 2018. Doors Open: 7 pm – directly after our Epiphany Service at 6 pm. Supper/Auction of Promises/Entertainments – in aid of our Roof Repair Fundraising Appeal. Tickets (including supper and wine): £15 (under 18s free!)

Choral Evensong: St Giles’ Choir will sing Evensong in Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 13th January 2018, at 4:00 pm.

Holy Week 2018 is going to be a special time for the Benefice, as Angela Tilby is coming to be our guest preacher throughout Holy Week. So please put 25th March to 1st April in your diary. There will be our regular pattern of services and this will include a set of meditations on Good Friday. Angela has chosen the title for this series of talks to be “The death of God.”

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 4)

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Roy Darke, Giles Donovan

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 19th December – Barbara Sanders (2012)

Yours,

Andrew.

SG Advent 3 Yr B, 17-12-2017

Notices for Sunday 10th December

Would you like to bid for a year’s supply of Stella’s stunning marmalade?

Or half a day’s time of a friendly and helpful electrician?

Our Auction of Promises is open at the back of the church:

simply add your name and bid beside whichever promise you’d like to win.  The Auction is open now, and will be closed at the

Twelfth Night Feast on 6th January.

Happy bidding!

NOTICES

Chorister Concert: 12 noon on Sunday 10th December.

Gatehouse Calendars: Margaret Williamson has a supply of calendars for sale at £5 (all proceeds to the Gatehouse Wednesday Art Group).

Advent Quiet Day at St Giles’: From 10:30-4:30 pm (approx) on Wednesday 13th December.  Full details are on the posters and flyers.

Decorating the church: Volunteers are needed to help decorate the church ready for our Christmas services.  4:00 pm on Wednesday 13th December.

Carols Round the Tree: 4:30 pm on Saturday 16th December.

Carol Service by Candlelight: 6:30 pm on Sunday 17th December.

Sunday 17th Dec, (The Third Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Carol Service by candlelight.

The Gatehouse would like donations of new pants (90% of their users are male) socks, hats, gloves, scarves and chocolate bars.  They hope to be able to give everyone at least one present.  Donations can be left in church until 17th Dec, or delivered to the Parish Rooms from 4-7 pm, Monday-Friday and 3-6 pm on Sunday.  Their Christmas present wrapping event will be held on Wed 20th Dec, 11 am-3 pm at the Parish Rooms.  All welcome – just turn up to help!

Join us for a Twelfth Night Feast in St Giles’ Parish Rooms on Saturday 6th Jan 2018.  Doors Open: 7 pm – directly after our Epiphany Service at 6 pm.  Supper/Auction of Promises/Entertainments – in aid of our Roof Repair Fundraising Appeal.  Tickets (including supper and wine): £15 (under 18s free!)

Choral Evensong: St Giles’ Choir will sing Evensong in Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 13th January 2018, at 4:00 pm.

Holy Week is going to be a special week for this Benefice this year as Angela Tilby is coming to be our guest preacher throughout Holy Week. So please put March 25th to April 1st in your diary… there will be our regular pattern of service and this will include a set of meditations on Good Friday. Angela has chosen the Title for this series of talks to be “The death of God.”

 

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 3)

Sick:                 Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford, Gerald Simmons

RIP:

Year’s Mind:    10th December – Mary Bloch (2003); Earland Clear (2003);
13th – Harold Padfield (2014); 14th – Elisabeth Warman (2001);
15th – John Wood (2015); 16th – John Rose (2004)

Pew sheet

 

Feast of the Epiphany and Holy Week 2018

Dear Friends,

I know that many of us will be thinking about planning our Christmas festivities, but life does go on after that. Hence, I want to let you know about plans that are being put in place for celebrating Epiphany and Holy Week in 2018. Please read on to find out the details……

The Feast of the Epiphany is on Saturday 6th January. There will be a service at 6:00pm in St Giles which will be followed by a “Twelfth Night Feast” in St Giles Parish Rooms. The latter event is to be a fund-raiser for the roof appeal at St Giles and a silent auction is being organised.

Tom also wants to explain what will be happening at the service:

“January 6th is the Feast of The Epiphany when we remember the visitors from the East bringing gifts to Jesus. It is also a time when we bless our homes, marking the area above our doors with the inscription

20 + C + M + B + 18, which is the year 2018 and the initials of the wise men, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.

CMB also stands for Christus Mansionem Benedicat, which translates as ‘May Christ Bless this House"

We will be blessing chalk at the service on Sat 6th at 6pm so that we can take a piece away and bless our homes, once you have blessed your own home, please offer the same to a neighbour so that we might share the love of God in our community.”

Epiphany Carol Service: On Sunday 7th January at 6:00pm there will be our annual Epiphany Carol Service at St Margaret’s. As in previous years, the choir of St Margaret’s will be joined by singers from Pro Musica. The readings will include readings from the Bible and poems, most of which will be written by local poets. If you know anyone who would like to contribute a poem, please let me know.

Holy Week is going to be a special week for this Benefice this year as Angela Tilby is coming to be our guest preacher throughout Holy Week. So please put March 25th to April 1st in your diary… there will be our regular pattern of service and this will include a set of meditations on Good Friday. Angela has chosen the Title for this series of talks to be “The death of God.”

Yours,

Andrew.