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:

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)