Cream Tea for Volunteere

St. Nicholas Church
Sunday 10th September at 3.30pm

Before Christmas I attended a flower-arranging workshop and then a pre-Christmas event to make decorations for the church. The amount of work that goes on behind the scenes, let alone for the displays themselves astounded me, along with the dedication and talent of a huge band of people, and they were all so welcoming, friendly and willing to let us newbies have a go. It struck me that if this was going on in just this area, what else had I taken for granted – the churchyard looking so beautiful, just assuming there would be music in church, the cleanliness of the church, enjoying the refreshments and social events, being served Communion, collecting the hymn books on the way into church, the sound of bells calling me to church on a Sunday, someone reading, composing the prayers, my magazine being produced and delivered– the list is endless.

With this in mind, and the fact that I had heard Matthew on many occasion stating that it takes a hundred volunteers to keep our church going, I thought it would be fitting to celebrate and thank all our volunteers together and what better way than a cream tea. I then started collating all the groups of people and to my astonishment, as well as Matthew’s, I discovered that there are nearer three hundred members of our community that keep our church going!! How amazing is that (and terrifying in terms of catering!)? This is definitely something to give thanks to God for and thanks to each other for, for keeping our wonderful church not just up and running but working seamlessly.

The amount of love, work and hours put in is awe-inspiring and I thank you from the bottom of my heart and hope to see you all there

Jo Cook

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New Discussion Group

from  Friday 1st September

I am delighted to say that Joan Bromley has agreed to lead a daytime Discussion Group on Friday mornings, 10.30 a.m. finishing between 11.30 a.m. and 12 noon, commencing on Friday 1st September at her upstairs flat located near the PRUH. 

The subject matter will be 'Women of the New Testament' (an exploration of the lives and faith of various women in the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline epistles).  There are six places available.  It is anticipated that the course will last for ten weeks, with the option of continuing if desired by everyone. 

If you would like to join this group please contact me and I will forward your name and details to Joan.


Come in and have a look round.

Monday 5th June to
Friday 15th September

St. Giles is open for visitors during the summer months on most weekday afternoons, except Wednesdays, between 1.00 and 4.00 pm.

Please drop in to have a look round, and perhaps also chat to one of our volunteers in attendance.



Charity in Focus:

Film Evenings:

See Charity in Focus fo for more details

Parish Social Events

Sept - Quiz Night
Sept - Cream Tea for Volunteers
Sept - Harvest Supper & Barn Dance
Sept - Harvest Brunch
Oct - St Nicholas Autumn Fair
Nov - Crisis Quiz
Dec - 9 Lessons & Carols Reception


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