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 complete. 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 was  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 restore something of the former appearance of this historic instrument. This work has now been done
See Photos

The price of this redecoration was £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 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.


Harvest Supper & Barn Dance

Saturday 5th October 6.00 for 6.30pm
St. Nicholas Church Hall

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: £10/Children: £1. Make sure you have yours.

Contact: Carol Fryer
01689 855468 or 07951725069.

Fabric Maintenance Morning

Saturday 19th October 9.30 am -12.30.

Come and spend a few hours helping in our Church and Churchyard 

Please bring rakes, tree saws, forks, shovels, spades, brooms etc. Meet in the Church grounds

Many thanks,
Philip Lovelock, Churchwarden

Stewardship Campaign,

October will see the launch of our Stewardship Campaign. Every three years all of us who love and value our church are asked to review their giving to St Giles both in terms of finance and time through volunteering. This is so that all aspects of our church may continue to be secure, to grow and to flourish.

This will be our main focus for the whole of the month with a special Stewardship magazine.

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

Charity in Focus 2020

Firstly, well done and thank you to everyone who has contributed to this year’s Charity in Focus. So far in the first half of this year we have raised over £6,800 for many good causes.

We are now giving some thoughts to the charities that we would like to support in 2020. If there is a cause close to your heart that you would like to actively sponsor then do please put your idea forward for consideration.

Please email

Thank you

Eddie Roberts

Events Calendar for 2019

Sat 22nd Sep Dream Analysis Workshop, St. Giles Centre 8pm
Sat 5th Oct Harvest Supper
Sun 6th Oct
Harvest Festival - Brunch after 10:00 service, refreshments after 6:30 evensong
Sun 13th Oct Organ Dedication 6:30 , then refreshments in Village Hall
Sun 10th Nov Festival of Remembrance -  refreshments after the 6:30 service
Sat 23rd Nov Quiz night, details to follow
Wed 4th Dec Coach trip to Winchester
Sat 7th Dec Christmas Party Event
Sun 8th Dec Refreshments St. Giles Centre after 10:00 Confirmation
Sun 15th Dec Refreshments Village Hall after 6:30 9 Lessons and Carols service

Carol Fryer
01689 855468 / 07951 725069