War Memorial Refurbishment

Cleaning of the memorial has now been completed and the scaffolding removed.

The next stage is to re-paint the inscriptions where necessary

see also War Memorial Cleaning   

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 01689 855468 / 07951 725069 to book your tickets now.

They go very quickly so don’t be disappointed.

St Giles Social Committee.

Grand Family Picnic

Sunday 16th July 2017 from 1.00 p.m.
High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane

We are hoping to start a new tradition… annual picnic before the summer holidays begin.  Bring along your own picnic and join us for a fun afternoon. Bring your mats or chairs; bring your family and friends.

We will arrange a few games for the children and a rounder's game for the livelier members.  Support your community.

For more information, contact:
Carol Fryer  
01689 855468 / 0795 172 50699

Trail Trekkers

Holiday Club at St. Nicholas Church

Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August 2017 9.30 - 12.30 and...

Holiday Club Celebration Service on Sunday 6th August at 10.00

Cost £5 per day, with discount if you sign up for all week.

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This Holiday Club is for primary school children only, Reception to Year 6, and your child must have started school already. During the week we shall be doing crafts, playing games, decorating T-shirts, cooking, having fun and learning about Jesus.

Priority will be given to children who can come for the whole week.

For an application form please contact Diane Stiff on 01689 861565 or
Irene Dancer

St. Giles Summer Fete
Rectory Garden, Farnborough

Saturday 10th June, 11:30am - 3:30pm.

You have a variety of entertainments to enjoy, including Punch and Judy, James Dixon Steel Band, Gemma’s Dance and Musical Theatre and Farnborough school children, and more.

There are lots of stalls, from plants to cakes, bouncy castle and games of all sorts to suit everyone; you will not be bored. We will have a range of hot food, strawberries, ice lollies and drinks of all sorts from Pimms to squash and tea and coffee; you will not go away hungry or thirsty.

Come along and be part of our community. There is still much to organise. We need YOUR help to make the day a success.


We need help to keep costs down
• £240 for the BBQ and fridge hire
• £250 for the Punch and Judy
• £150 for the sound system We need to cover the cost of:
• Food and Drink
• Prizes
So all donations are welcome. Matthew will be happy to give details.

We need bottles and jars for the tombola We need new toys for the children’s tombola
We need vouchers and new items for the raffle
We need sweets and small toys for the children’s games


We need large and small cakes to sell


We need small and large plants to sell • A variety of plants and herbs is needed

Marmalades and Jams:

All sorts of home-made preserves are needed
• So start soon


Helpers are needed to run the stalls
• Do try to help for an hour or two, if you can. We have chairs.
We need help to set up and dismantle on the day

Raffle Tickets:

are on sale; every ticket sold helps.
• Do make sure you buy your raffle tickets
• Help by selling to your family and friends

There really are so many ways you can help. Contact Carol or Matthew if you can help in any way.

Check the pew sheets and the notice boards for more information on:
• where to deliver your items and when
• raffle tickets and payments
• Volunteer lists

Let’s make it a really memorable day. The Summer Fete represents all that is good in OUR community.

Thank you in advance St Giles Social Committee Carol Fryer: 01689 855468/
0795 172 5069 /

Raffle Tickets - On Sale Now

Raffle tickets for the Summer Fete are on sale now. They are available from the church. Please check the pew sheets for other availability. We have a varIety of lovely prizes already, with more to come.

1st prize is £150 sponsored by Anthony Martin Estate Agents, Locksbottom
2nd prize is £100 sponsored by the St Giles Healing Team
3rd prize is £30 sponsored by Americarlos.

Ticket price is: 50p. Books of 5 are £2.50. Please return with payment to the box in the church, or to Liz in the office in St Giles Centre.

Contact: Carol on 01689 855468 / 0795 172 5069
if you need tickets



Charity in Focus:

Film Evenings:

See Charity in Focus fo for more details

Parish Social Events

June – Summer Fete
July – Coach trip - Broadstairs
July – Grand Picnic
Sept - Barn Dance
Oct – Harvest Supper & Barn Dance
– Harvest Brunch
Nov – Crisis Quiz
Dec – 9 Lessons & Carols Reception

Church Watch Rota 2017

Monday 5th June to
Friday 15th September

We like to keep St. Giles open for visitors on weekday afternoons between 1.00 and 4.00 pm. during the Summer months. For security purposes, due to the isolated position of St. Giles, we need volunteers to sit in the Church during these hours - in pairs.  We ask volunteers to give an hour a week during this time. 

If you are available please pick up one of the letters on the porch table, fill in the Reply Slip and return it to the Parish Office by Tuesday 16th May. 

Letters for regular Church Watch members are in the pigeonholes in the Church porch.  

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