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 email@example.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 – firstname.lastname@example.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 2019; Coventry 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)