Organ Dedication

Sunday 13th October 6:30pm

We have now been informed by the organ builders, FH Browne and Sons, that the organ work will be completed by mid-September.  This means that the Dedication Service will now be held on Sunday 13th October at 6.30 p.m. 

The Rt. Revd. Bishop Edward Holland has kindly agreed to conduct the Dedication and to preach.  The service will also include a dedication of a new Verger's Wand in memory of Gordon Johnson.  The service will be followed by refreshments. 

I do hope you will make a note of this in your diary and join us in what will be a very special occasion in the life of St. Giles

Organ Pipe Decoration Appeal

I am pleased to say that the organ refurbishment work is proceeding well. As this has been a once in a generation opportunity to refurbish our Church organ the PCC decided to get the front display pipes gilded.  In doing this work the gilders discovered that originally the pipes had been decorated with fleur-de-lis and decorative rings.  Unfortunately this work was painted over in past times. 

In discussions with the gilders it has been suggested that some of these decorations could be restored. 

With the pipes now being located in the roof apex of the Church, detailed decoration would not be fully appreciable from such a distance.  However, one flower and some decorative bands would break up the uniform look of the gold leaf and would restore something of the former appearance of this historic instrument.  The price of this redecoration is £1,500. 

I understand that the Friends of St. Giles have kindly agree to donate £500 towards this which means we now have £1,000 to find.  I am sorry to once again ask you to support yet another project at St. Giles, but I think we would all agree that it would be a great pity to miss this important opportunity to greatly enhance the overall appearance of our Church organ whilst restoring an important part of St. Giles historic heritage.

Thank you very much if you are able to help with this.  Please make cheques payable to St. Giles PCC and leave them either at the Rectory or the Parish Office in an envelope marked 'Church Pipes Decoration Fund'.  If donations exceed the required amount then the residue will be put towards our Junior Choir Fund.  Please remember to Gift Aid your donation if you a UK tax payer (Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of the Church in the magazine display stand).


Grand Family Picnic:
High Elms Country Park

Sunday 21st July from 12 noon

Come and join us for a pleasant afternoon, including a very informal game of cricket. 

Bring along a picnic, chairs, and/or a blanket and meet up with family and friends.

We'll be in the shaded area under the trees by the car park, look out for the balloons! 

St. Giles Social Committee

St Nicholas Holiday Club

Wed. 24 - Sat. 27th July

The Revd. Wendy Cranidge.

It is with sadness that we announce that  Revd. Wendy Cranidge died peacefully in hospital on 27th May 2019, aged 88 years. 

Wendy served part of her ministry in Farnborough parish, 

Her funeral service was held in St. Mary’s Church, Todmorden, on Friday 21st June.

St Giles Summer Fete

A sincere thank you to all those who contributed to making this year's fete work; particularly those who gave stall items and donations.

The net income for the fete this year was £3,300. just £29 down on last year, a great return on such a blustery day.

We lost the bouncy castle for safety reasons but they very kindly refunded our payment.

Dance Off Studio had some cancellations from parents and in the end decided wet grass would be too dangerous.


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 21st Jul Annual Picnic
Sat 5th Oct Harvest Supper
Sun 6th Oct Harvest Brunch after 10.00am service
Sun 13th Oct Organ Dedication
Sat 7th Dec Christmas Party event
Sun 15th Dec Refreshments after 9 Lessons and Carols service

Carol Fryer
01689 855468 / 07951 725069