Farnborough War Memorial

Tuesday 7th November 8:15pm

Pam Preedy will be talking about Farnborough War Memorial and the men it commemorates, in St. Giles Centre

CRISIS’ Autumn Fayre

Saturday 4th November 10.00am - 12.00
Change of Horses, Farnborough

Jewellery, Good as New Stall, Homemade Cakes, Handmade Cards, Raffle, Toiletries

Entrance £2.00 Children accompanied by adult free. 

Sue Ellis (01689 607256).

CRISIS' Poetry Evening

Tuesday 17th November 7:30pm
Change of Horses, Farnborough

You are invited to an evening meal followed by a recitation of various poems.  This will be to support CRISIS, the charity for the homeless - charity of the month for November.

Tickets are £19 including a £6 donation to CRISIS.  Please submit any poems you would like read to the Parish office in advance. 

Tickets and menu choice available from the Rector.

Matthew Hughes.

Festival of Remembrance

Sunday 12th November 6.30pm.

At this year’s Festival of Remembrance service in St. Giles church, Lynda Caselton will be speaking about her brother, Flying Officer Alfred Robbins DFC 77 Halifax Squadron, who was posted missing on 23rd April 1944, and later confirmed killed.  She has recently researched and established the circumstances of his death.

This promises to be a very moving and interesting talk and you are welcome to attend. The choir will sing the anthem “Let us now praise famous men” by Vaughan Williams.

Refreshments will be served after the service.

Let's Sing Workshop

Saturday 28th October 10 - 11:30 am.

Come and experience the joy and fun of making music!  No auditions or singing on your own. For the novice and experienced. 

Please call our Organist - Clive on 01689 872545  or just turn up on the day!

Senior Choir Notes

Autumn is a very busy time for the Senior Choir. September saw the usual Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Giles but (certainly for me) it was special as Rebecca and Hannah Fruin sang the solos in Mendelssohn’s ‘Hear my Prayer’. In many years of running choirs I have never had two singers who could do the solos justice (and, come to think of it, I have never received applause for the pre-service organ music before) so I ended up a very contented organ grinder! Rebecca is now at Surrey University and will be sorely missed.

During the next few months we shall be a bit short of sopranos at times: we are pleased to see a couple of new members but we could do with more, so now is the time to volunteer. We appreciate that not everyone can commit to all the services that the choir sings at and there is space for flexibility. Indeed, the more members we have, the easier it is to make things flexible.

On 1st October we have another Choral Evensong, for Harvest, when the setting for the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis will be Stanford in C and the Anthem will be ‘To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise’ by Henry Coleman.

At the special Evensong celebrating the life and works of William Wordsworth two weeks later, the anthem will be ‘O how amiable are thy dwellings’ by Vaughan Williams and a further Vaughan Williams anthem ‘Let us now praise famous men’ will be sung on Remembrance Sunday.

Special music will also be sung at the All Souls services. After that, things really hot up as this year there will be only one Sunday between the Advent Carol Service and the 9 Lessons and Carols.

Clive Brearley.



Charity in Focus:

Film Evenings:

See Charity in Focus fo for more details

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

18th-25th October 2018

This further pilgrimage is to be led, like those before, by The Revd. Alison Newman. 

Please see the poster on the noticeboard in the St. Giles church porch for details.

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