Fabric Maintenance Morning

Saturday 29th September 9.30 -12.30

A new date will be set as soon as possible.

Philip Lovelock and Ian Fordyce, Churchwardens

Harvest Supper and Barn Dance

Saturday 6th October, 6.00 for 6.30 pm. St Nicholas, Leamington Avenue,

Two course meal - bring your own drink. Come and join us for a fun evening with your family and friends.  All are welcome. Music and Barn dancing - enjoy the dancing or just watch the fun.

Tickets:  Adults: £9/ Children: £1.
Make sure you have yours.

Contact: Carol Fryer
01689 855468 or 07951725069.

Toy Library

For a number of years we have run a Toy Library that coincides with our All Age Worship services.  Many children have enjoyed visiting the library discovering new toys, books, CDs and games.  We are now planning to adjust the contents of the library to accommodate the changing tastes of our young people.  So, going forward the emphasis will now be on CDs, books, games and craft equipment.  If you have any of these in A1 condition that you could donate to the library then please let me know.  We would also appreciate any feedback from parents and children re suitable content of the library.  To accommodate this more diverse content the Toy Library will now be called the Children's Library. 

Thank you, Matthew and the Children's Library Team - Debbie, Lisa, Justine

The Toy Library is normally open on the first Sunday of the month to coincide with the All Age Worship service at 10.00

Organ Appeal Update

Firstly, thank you all very much for your generous support of our Organ Appeal.  Through gifts great and small we have managed to raise £41,000 which, when added to our savings and a kind gift from the Friends of St. Giles, means we have raised the magnificent total of £56,000.  I can now confirm that the total figure for the restoration is £79,000, so we are well on our way. 

I am hoping that we will be able to commence the work in January 2019. I would like to suggest that we continue to run the appeal until then, with the aim of raising as much of  the grand total as is possible.  I hope that we will continue to give this appeal our best effort as this work will ensure the life and health of our Church organ for many, many years to come.  

Organ donation envelopes will be available at the back of the Church and they can be placed in the collection box on the porch table.  Please remember to gift aid your gift if you are a UK tax payer, as this helps us to increase our total as well. 

Thank you in advance for your help and we will keep you updated as we go along. With best wishes,

Matthew, the PCC, and Finance Team
August 2018

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Centenary of the end of World War 1 - Flower Festival

10th and 11th November 2018

To commemorate this important occasion St. Giles will be holding a Flower Festival.To help support this event you are invited to make a donation in memory of any relative who served, or was killed, in the First World War.  Cheques should be made payable to St. Giles PCC with 'Flower Festival Donation' written on the back and put in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Doreen Wilson or Mrs. Valerie Bailey and put in the pigeonhole in the Church porch.  Donations will help us provide the flowers. 

Please mention the name/names of relative(s) and their dates so an appropriate notice can be placed in the pewsheet.

As part of our Flower Festival to commemorate this important occasion we would like to have a display centered on individuals who participated in this conflict.  If you have photos, names, dates of a relative that could be used please put original photo in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Fiona Milton and place in the pigeonhole in the Church porch.  Fiona will then make a quality copy and return original photo also via the pigeonhole system. 

Please clearly state your name and relationship to the serviceman, or woman, in the photo - i.e. my father, John Smith - remembered in love by...

War Memorial Appeal

Last year we successfully cleaned and restored our treasured War Memorial and it looks much better as a result.  In front of the memorial is an old and decaying brick wall which urgently needs replacing.  The plan (approved by the PCC and the Village Society) is to replace it with the same quality of stone and brickwork which is in the memorial.  Consequently the cost of this is not cheap and we need to find £6,900 to complete this.  The good news is that we now have £4,000 so we are well over half way to raising the sum. 

I appreciate that we also have an organ appeal on at the moment, but I know that this issue will be particularly important to a number of you especially as we approach the centenary of the end of WW1.  If you would like to give to this appeal please make cheques payable to St. Giles PCC and post them either at the Rectory, Parish Office or to me personally.  Please remember to Gift Aid your donation using an envelope at the back of the church, and please write FWM (Farnborough War memorial) on the back of your cheques, or on the envelope if donating cash. We will let you all know how we are getting on as we go along.

This is a joint project between St. Giles and  Farnborough Village Society. Thank you in advance for your help. It is hoped that we will be able to build this wall in time for Remembrance Sunday 2018.

Matthew Hughes and Sue Ellis


Farnborough Fayre

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the revival of Farnborough Fayre. We’ve had such lovely feedback about the day and we’re so pleased that everyone enjoyed their day with us. 

We're incredibly proud to announce that our overall takings for the day amounted to £7,500 (expenditure yet to come out) in aid of the Farnborough Village Society Christmas Lights and DemelzaHospice Care for Children!

Thank you one and all!  Don't forget to save the date for next year -

Saturday 7th September 2019.

We’ll be back. Will you? We certainly hope so!

The Friends of St. Giles at the Fayre

A wonderful result!  The Friends of St. Giles are most grateful to all who contributed items to their stall and all who bought at the Farnborough Fayre. The giant chicken casserole dish was a particular favourite!

A total of £235 was raised and many people stopped for a chat!Thank you,

Julia Hoadley


Charity in Focus:

Film Evenings

See Charity in Focus for details

Dates for your Diaries!!!

Saturday October 6th
(Michaelmas Day)
Harvest Supper/Barn Dance
Sunday October 7th

Harvest Brunch
Sunday December 16th
Nine Lessons and Carols

The Friends of St. Giles
Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 17th October 2:30 pm

The AGM. will take place at 308 Tubbenden Lane South. Tea will be served at 2.30pm followed by the AGM.

Senior Sunday School

With the retirement of Jessie Tinham we now have a vacancy for one, or two, people to help teach our older children (9-11 years) the Christian faith. 

We are planning to review our course material and to set up an exciting programme which will help our young people grow in their faith. Commitment will be one Sunday of your choice per month plus one hour preparation.  This will be for one year initially.

If you are interested please contact me.