Mothering Sunday  Refreshments

Sunday 26th March 10:00am

As 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

Friends of St. Giles

Quiz Night

Monday 3rd April  7.45pm

This will take place in the Village Hall. Contact Sylvia Addison 01689 854995

Outing to Rochester Cathedral

Tuesday 4th April 1.45 - 4.00 p.m. 

John Bailey is ‘Surveyor to the Fabric of the Cathedral church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary’.  He grew up in Farnborough and was an active member of the choir (and head chorister at one time). 

His family are very involved with St. Giles and John has kindly arranged to conduct a guided tour of the Cathedral on Tuesday 4th April.  Tickets are £12 with donation to the Cathedral and to St. Giles as John is accepting no fee. 

It is hoped that those travelling by car would be able to offer lifts.  Rochester is also an easy train ride from Bromley South. 

If there is enough interest we are looking to hiring a mini bus.  Tickets are available from Julia Hoadley (01689 853632) or Valerie Bailey (01689 856045).

Quality Jumble Sale

Saturday 8th April 10.30 - 12.00 am
Admission £1

This will take place in the Village Hall. Helpers and contributions will be appreciated in the hall from 9.00 am.

Contact Julia Hoadley 01689 853632

Quiet Day Retreat
Burrswood House

Saturday 22nd April

The theme is  'He plants his footsteps on the waves and rides above the storm'. Jesus calms the storm. We will leave St. Giles Centre at 9.00 a.m., and return by 4.30-5.00 p.m. Please bring walking shoes with you. 

The cost of the day is £19 payable in advance.  This will cover coffees, lunch, cakes and use of the venue.  Please make cheques payable to St. Giles PCC - cheques, or cash, can be given to the Rector or Treasurer, Mr. Paul Beamiss.  Please write your full name on the back of the cheque, or place cash in an envelope with your name on the front. 

Please sign the list on the Noticeboard in St. Giles if you wish to come, indicating if you can provide transport, how many places, or require a vegetarian option.  Closing date to sign up is 13th April.

St. Giles Stewardship

Thank you very much if you have been able to return your Stewardship forms. This is just a gentle reminder to those of you who haven’t yet managed to reply to say please return your forms as soon as possible so we can conclude this important campaign.

I am very grateful for the support St. Giles receives.


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

Lent Book

Does 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 Dementia

Mondays 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. 

More Information



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
– Harvest Brunch
Nov – Crisis Quiz
Dec – 9 Lessons & Carols Reception

Organ Trials

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 - Broadstairs

Saturday 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 to book your tickets now.

They go very quickly so don’t be disappointed.

St Giles Social Committee.
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