Sunday 6th May 4:30 pm – Evensong and Rogation Procession / Beating the Bounds
Ascension Day: Thursday 10th May, 7:00 am – Eucharist at St Margaret’s; 6:00 pm – Eucharist at St Giles’
Experiencing Resurrection Exhibition at St Giles’: Paintings by Nicholas Mynheer and Robert Wright, until 20th May. Weekdays: Noon to 2 pm; Saturdays: 2-5 pm (except 12th and 19th May); Sundays: Noon to 4 pm.
Experiencing Resurrection Talks: Thursdays, 12:30 pm, at St Giles’. 10th May – Christ our Morning Star, Speaker: Robin Gibbons; 17th – Encountering the Divine?, Speaker: Andrew Bunch.
Bankeryds Kyrkokör: A programme of sacred music and Swedish springtime songs. Saturday 12th May, 7:30 pm, at St Giles’. Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£5.
Services on Sunday 13th May (The Seventh Sunday of Easter):8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am –Holy Communion;6:30 pm– Evensong.
Derek Paravicini Trio: A message from Jean Darke – May I remind everyone of the very special Celebrity Concert at St Giles’ on Sat 19th May at 7:30 pm, when we are privileged to have perform for us the extraordinary blind autistic piano genius, DEREK PARAVICINI and his trio, including guest violinist, BEN HOLDER, familiar to and much loved by St Giles’ audiences. Derek is a true ‘savant’, a genius, born totally blind, brain-damaged, and with consequent learning difficulties. He was born three months prematurely, weighing only 700 grams (his twin sister did not survive the birth). Miraculously, after 13 months in hospital, Derek returned to his devoted family, especially to his Nanny, who recognising something extraordinary in his response to music, found a toy piano in the attic, long relegated there by Derek’s siblings. From that moment, at the age of two, Derek found his life’s destiny: to become a much-lauded artist in his early childhood and young manhood, performing at home and abroad, twice at Buckingham Palace, and being featured on both BBC Radios 3 and 4, and a subject of a TV documentary about ‘savants’ (along with the extraordinary young autistic artist, Stephen Wiltshire). Derek has also been the subject of much research into brain-damaged, but brilliantly talented, children and young adults. This concert will raise money for Derek’s own charity, The Amber Trust, which offers musical tuition and instruments free of charge to blind, autistic children of musical promise, whose parents cannot afford music lessons* We aim to raise as much money as we can for this wonderful charity, and also to raise some funds for our own St Giles’ Music Academy, which does such marvellous work tutoring our own highly talented young choristers, in music theory, piano and organ lessons, and performance technique.. May I therefore URGE AS MANY MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION AS POSSIBLE TO SUPPORT THIS CONCERT. Tickets: £18/£15/£10/£5. Jean
*Two beneficiaries of The Amber Trust, both blind girls, a flautist and a violin player, have been offered places to study music at Oxford Colleges (St Catherine’s and Worcester), commencing this October.
Choral Evensong sung by St Giles’ Singers: 6:30 pmon Sunday 20th May (Day of Pentecost).
Corpus Christi – Thursday 31st May: Eucharist with hymns at St Margaret’s, at 8:00 pm.
♦t Giles’ Choir will sing in Coventry Cathedral on 23rd June 2018 at 4:00 pm. Please contact Nicholas Prozzillo if you wish to join the coach party.
Save the Date: On 8th July, after the 10:30 am service, St Giles’ and St Margaret’s will be having a cricket match at St Edward’s School. If you would like to play, please let Tom Albinson know.
Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 4
Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Bernard Masterman
Year’s Mind: 12th May – Nina Armstrong (2007);
SG Easter 6 Yr B 06-05-2018 Choral Matins.doc