St Giles Summer Fete

Saturday 8th June. 

The first hint of summer comes with the news that the St Giles Summer Fete is almost upon us. We hope for a warm day, not hot, with no rain, and lots of visitors to make it all worthwhile.

Please make a note in your diaries to pop along and support us. You won't want to miss this annual event. We will have the Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Band, a great hit last year, along with the Rock Choir.

We also have our annual visit from the Punch & Judy, popular with children and adults alike.

Relax and enjoy a Pimms or a tea/coffee accompanied by burgers or hot dogs, crepes or churros, or delicious cakes, finishing with strawberries and cream.

We have games, activities and a bouncy castle for the children; plants and gift stalls, tombola and new this year, a craft stall displaying the wares of our talented congregation.

You still have time to help with donations of: bottles, jars and cans for the tombola stal,l your spare plants and cuttings, unwanted gifts, toys and books 

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets are now available.  They are 50p each, in books of 5. We have some lovely prizes:  

1st prize - £100 -
donated by St Giles Healing Team
2nd prize - £50 -
donated by Culverhouse Accountants
3rd prize - £30 - donated by Brouards Architects

And many more..... Completed stubs, along with payment may be left in the box in the Church, or through the letterbox of the Parish Office.   
Carol Fryer 01689 855468 / 07951 725069

Children's Celebration Service and Prizegiving

Sunday 7th July 10:00am

A Children’s Celebration Service and Prize-giving will be held at St. Giles Church on Sunday 7th July 2019 at 10.00 a.m.

As valued members of our Church community, all children are invited and will receive a small token of our thanks and appreciation.  If you are able to come, please do let me know.

Thank you.

Irene Dancer:  01689 854765

Christian Aid - Cake Sale

Thursday 30th May,

There will be a sale of cakes after the 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion Service in St. Giles.

Coach Trip to Broadstairs

Saturday 13th July 2019

With high hopes for a lovely day, we will be setting off on our annual trip to the seaside.  Come and join us; a beautiful beach, lots of places for coffee and food, picturesque walks and plenty of shops.

Tickets: Adults £15 / Family (must include at least 1 child) £25.  Tickets always go fast so book now. 

Carol Fryer  01689 855468 / 07951725069

St Nicholas Holiday Club

Wed. 24 - Sat. 27th July


Organ Refurbishment and Rededication

See also May Update and Photos

It is with great disappointment that I have to inform you that the completion of the Church organ refurbishment has been pushed back by 5-8 weeks.  The company that specialises in making keyboards for traditional organs has informed FH Browne that they are not able to undertake the necessary keyboard work within our time frame. 

Consequently I have informed Bishop Edward Holland that we will not be able to hold our rededication service on Sun. 19th May.  He has graciously agreed to come on Sun. 14th July to dedicate the newly refurbished organ.  The service will be at 6.30 p.m. followed by refreshments. These will be in the immediate grounds of the Church (south side) or in the Village Hall if it is raining.

The poetry evening that we had planned for July will now take place on 19th May, 



Charity in Focus:

Film Evenings

See Charity in Focus for details

Also there read about nominating charities to be supported in 2019.

Events Calendar for 2019

Sun 19th May Poetry Evening
Sat 8th Jun Summer Fete
Sun 16th Jun Fathers Day Refreshments after the 10.00am service
Sat 13th Jul Coach trip Broadstairs
Sun 14th Jul Organ Rededication
Sun 21st Jul Annual Picnic
Sat 5th Oct Harvest Supper
Sun 6th Oct Harvest Brunch after 10.00am service
Sat 7th Dec Christmas Party event
Sun 15th Dec Refreshments after 9 Lessons and Carols service

Carol Fryer
01689 855468 / 07951 725069