ST GILES FARNBOROUGH - EVENTS, NEWS AND NOTICES
Mothering Sunday Refreshments
Sunday 26th March 10:00amAs part of our community events, please join us for cakes and tea/coffee after the 10 o’clock service.
If you can provide any cakes, or a donation, please contact Carol on 01689 855468 / 0795 172 5069 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of St. Giles
Monday 3rd April 7.45pm
This will take place in the Village Hall.
Contact Sylvia Addison 01689 854995
Lent Programme 2017
See also Lent Sermons
Lent Course - 'Les Miserables'This year’s Lent course is based on Les Miserables. This epic story by Victor Hugo provides much to reflect upon, covering some of the great themes of faith and life such as redemption, forgiveness, hope and faith.
Each week we will reflect upon different stages of the story concluding with a showing of the whole film at St Nicholas on Saturday 8th April at 7.00pm. You will be welcome to bring refreshments if you wish.
The 5 week course has now started, and will end the week of 2 April. If you wish to join one of the groups please contact Heather Argent to see if there is a group that still has vacancies and that will be convenient for you to attend, either daytime or evening. There is a special group meeting on Sunday afternoons for 11 – 15 year olds.
To get full benefit from the course it will be beneficial to familiarise yourself with the story in advance.
Lent can be a very useful and enriching time for growing and learning about our faith, so I do hope that you will prioritize attendance of what promises to be a very interesting course.
Heather Argent – 01689 857785 email@example.com
Lent BookDoes the Bible Really Say That?
This book, written by Mark Woods, received very good reviews and you are welcome to purchase it independently.
A post Lent book discussion will be held on Tuesday 25th April at the Rectory at 8.15pm. Please let me know if you are able to attend.
Lent can be a very useful and enriching time for growing and learning about our faith, so I do hope that you will prioritize attendance of what promises to be a very interesting course. Also I commend to you our Ash Wednesday service and the three elements of Lent; fasting, giving and prayer.
I pray that the Lord will strengthen you as you enter into this Holy season that you may arrive renewed in His love to celebrate His resurrection at Eastertide.
Alzheimer's and DementiaMondays 3rd and 24th April 8.15 pm.
Clare Phillips (a member of our congregation) works as Community Manager for Mission Care, and will be running two workshops in the St. Giles Centre, Church Road, Farnborough on Mondays 3rd and 24th April at 8.15 p.m. on caring for people with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Clare will offer an understanding of the condition and approaches to dealing with it within the family.
All are welcome to attend.
Charity in Focus:
Film Evenings:See Charity in Focus fo for more details
Parish Social Events
April – Theatre/music/gallery trip
May – Christian Aid Cream Tea
June – Summer Fete
July – Coach trip - Broadstairs
July – Grand Picnic
Oct – Harvest Supper & Barn Dance
Oct – Harvest Brunch
Nov – Crisis Quiz
Dec – 9 Lessons & Carols Reception
During March trials are taking place in St. Giles of three electronic organs. This is for evaluation purposes re possibly replacing the existing organ, which is in need of expensive refurbishment.
Feedback will be welcomed.
Annual Coach Trip - BroadstairsSaturday 1st July
The coaches are booked, and we look forward to another sun-kissed day at the sea-side. This event is always greatly enjoyed by all; the children on the beach and the older members in the shops and restaurants. There is always something to do, ending with the rounders match for the more lively on the green.
Contact Carol on 01689 855468 / 0795 172 5069 firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tickets now.
They go very quickly so don’t be disappointed.
St Giles Social Committee.