Notices for Advent 4


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St Giles’ Service of Readings and Carols by Candlelight

TONIGHT at 6:30 pm

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

CHRISTMAS EVE, 24th December, at 11:30 pm

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

CHRISTMAS DAY at 8:00 am

Holy Communion

CHRISTMAS DAY at 10:30 am

NOTICES

St Giles’ Christmas services: Christmas Eve, 11:30 pm – Midnight Communion (Book of Common Prayer); Christmas Day, 8:00 am – Holy Communion (said) (Book of Common Prayer); 10:30 am – Holy Communion.

Evening Prayer will be said at 5:30 pm each day except Christmas Day.  There will be no other weekday services.

Sunday 30th December (First Sunday of Christmas): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong (no choir)

St Giles’ Choir: The choir will be singing in Southwark Cathedral on 12th January 2019Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July.  Contact Nicholas Prozzillo for further information.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 1

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, John Ashton,

                   Andrew McLean

RIP:             Trey Horne (9/12/2018)

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

Yours,

Andrew.

Notices for 16th December

JAZZ AT ST GILES AUTUMN SERIES 7: The record sum of £9,416.19 was raised from the latest Jazz series, awarded to the charities listed below.  This is £1,000 more than the sum raised in the 2017 series, and we can congratulate ourselves on the continuing success of the concerts.  Grateful thanks should go to all concerned, especially to choir parents for their invaluable stewarding.  The sums designated are as follows: War Child £1,000; Combat Stress £1,000; Save the Children (a residue from the 2017 series: £48.16; StGiles’ General Fund: £1,000; Project 900 (organ): £6,368.03. Rod Nixon, Treasurer

Sponsored Advent Fast in aid of St Giles’ General Fund: A deficit of over £9,000 is expected.  Please join or sponsor the Advent Fast, which is raising money to reduce the deficit.  Contact Rod Nixon for more information (email: treasurer@st-giles-church.org

Gatehouse Street Choir Concert: Songs for a Winter’s Night atSt Giles’ Church on Monday 17th December at 7:30 pm.  Admission free.

The Gatehouse: The box is now in church, and as usual, we are collecting scarves, gloves, pants, socks and small bars of chocolate for guests of The Gatehouse (90% of whom are male).  Please bring your contributions (unwrapped).  The present-wrapping event is on 19th December from 12 noon to 3:00 pm and all are welcome to come along to this. Margaret Williamson

New Chess Club: St Giles’ Chess Club will meet every Thursday in the Parish Rooms from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, starting on Thursday 20thDecember

Sunday 23rd December (Fourth Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am –Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Service of Lessons and Carols by candlelight.

St Giles’ Christmas services: Christmas Eve, 11:30 pm – Midnight Communion (Book of Common Prayer); Christmas Day, 8:00 am – Holy Communion (said) (Book of Common Prayer); 10:30 am – Holy Communion.

Sunday 30th December (First Sunday of Christmas): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong (no choir)

St Giles’ Choir: The choir will be singing in Southwark Cathedral on 12th January 2019Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July.  Contact Nicholas Prozzillo for further information.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 4

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, John Ashton,  Andrew McLean

RIP:             Margaret Croft (21/11/2018), Trey Horne (10/12/2018)

Year’s Mind:                  16th – John Rose (2004); 19th – Barbara Sanders (2012)

Yours,

Andrew.

Notices for December 9th

Congratulations to Benjamin Grønlie on receiving his RSCM Gold Award with Honours.

Gatehouse cards (blank, for your own message) will be on sale in church after the 10:30 am service, or from mcwilliamson1@btinternet.com – £1 each, or six for £5 Margaret Williamson

Sponsored Advent Fast in aid of St Giles’ General Fund: A deficit of over £9,000 is expected.  Please join or sponsor the Advent Fast, which is raising money to reduce the deficit.  Contact Rod Nixon for more information – treasurer@st-giles-church.org
Decorating the Church:  
St Giles’ will be decorated at 3:30 pm on Wednesday 12th December.  All volunteers will be most welcome.

New Chess Club: St Giles’ Chess Club will meet every Thursday in the Parish Rooms from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, starting on 20th December.  Parishioners are all invited to the official opening on Thursday 13thDecember from 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm, when there will be wine and nibbles.         Rod Nixon

Carols Round the Christmas Tree – 4:30 pm on Saturday 15th December.

Sunday 16th December (Third Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Congregational Photo: Tom Albinson will be leaving at the end of the year and he would like to have a photo of the congregation as a memento of his time here.  We are trying to arrange for this to be taken after the 10:30 am service on Sun 16th Dec.  It would be great if as many people as possible could be here, so that we can get a picture of most of the people associated with St Giles’.

The Gatehouse: The box is now in church, and as usual, we are collecting scarves, gloves, pants, socks and small bars of chocolate for guests of The Gatehouse (90% of whom are male).  Please bring your contributions (unwrapped).  The present-wrapping event is on 19th December from 12 noon to 3:00 pm and all are welcome to come along to this.  Margaret Williamson

St Giles’ Carol Service by Candlelight – Sunday 23rd December at 6:30 pm.

St Giles’ Choir: The choir will be singing in Southwark Cathedral on 12th January 2019Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July.  Contact Nicholas Prozzillo for further information.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 3

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, John Ashton, Andrew McLean

RIP:             Margaret Croft (21/11/2018) (Funeral at St Giles’ on Tues 18th December at 2 pm)

Year’s Mind:                  9th – Peggy Smith (2011); 10th – Earland Clear (2003); Mary Bloch (2003);

                   13th – Harold Padfield (2014); 14th – Elisabeth Warman (2001);

                   15th – John Wood (2015)

Yours,

Andrew.