ST GILES FARNBOROUGH - EVENTS, NEWS AND NOTICES


Christmas Get Together
St. Nicholas Church

Saturday 8th December
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Come and join us at St Nicholas, Leamington Avenue, starting at 5.00pm for a relaxed and fun evening with your friends and family. An early Christmas treat. All welcome.We will serve a variety of finger foods, cakes and mince pies. Donations of your favourite Christmas foods will be welcome. Bring your own drink. Tickets: Adults £7 Children
 
To book your place, contact
Carol Fryer 01689 855468 / 07951 725069
carolafryer@icloud.com

Pop in for Tea and a Chat

Tuesday 20th November

Come and join us for your regular pop in tea/coffee afternoon: lots of friendly chat. All are welcome, just turn up and bring your friends on Tuesdays 20th November 1.30-3pm in the St Giles Centre.

Sue Rennie 01689 857094

Farnborough War Memorial and Church Yard Refurbishment

Over the past few years we have been busy refurbishing our precious war memorial and it all looks very clean and new as a result. 

With building of a new parapet wall in front and the subsequent planting out of the surrounding beds we have been able to complete this work in time for this years Remembrance Sunday.  £4400  has already been pledged and a further £3700 is required to complete the funding of the work. 



If you are able to support this appeal cheques can be left at the parish office, at the Rectory or at church in an envelope marked Farnborough war memorial appeal.  Cheques should be made payable to St Giles PCC. Thank you very much for your support of this important part of our villages life.
 
Matthew Hughes Rector and Sue Ellis Chair of Farnborough Village Society



 

Coach Trip to Winchester Cathedral and Christmas Market

Friday 30th November

Come and join us for an enjoyable day, and get some Christmas presents as well. All welcome. 



Tickets:£18, includes tea/coffee and cake on arrival in the Cathedral Refectory.  Highlights tour of the Cathedral will cost £4.  We will join Evensong at 5.30 p.m.  Departs: 9.00 a.m. Farnborough.  Departs: 7.00 p.m. Winchester Cathedral. 

Carol Fryer 01689 855468 /07951 725069 carolafryer@icloud.com


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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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