ST GILES FARNBOROUGH - EVENTS, NEWS AND NOTICES


Let's Sing Together - again...

Monday 3rd September 7:30pm

We are restarting the special choir for those who would like to learn to sing.  This is an exciting opportunity for people to experience the joy and fun to be had in making music with others.  

We will meet on the first Monday of each month in St. Giles from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  All are welcome, including families (children at least 7 years old please).  



There is no cost involved in joining this.  Refreshments will be served afterwards for those who can stay.   Leader: Clive Brearley. 

If you are interested please contact Clive at clive.brearley@gmail.com
01689 872545 / 07926 714984., or
return the form on the Downloads page.
 

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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Farnborough Fayre

Saturday 1st September

Plans are well in hand for the re-launch of this popular Village event, being organised jointly by the Farnborough Village Society and Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

We need help in a variety of ways….. from setting up, marshalling, manning a stall, clearing away, cakes for the Tea tent, Tombola items in the form of bottles, jars or tins.

If you think you can help in any way at all, please contact:

Sue Ellis 01689 607256

Summer Fete 2018

Well what a good day it was!. The total money raised was an outstaning £3,329!



Congratulations and many thanks to Carol Fryer and everyone else who gave of their time and talents.

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'Orchard' at St. Giles Church'

Over a number of years families have very kindly planted memorial fruit trees in the area behind the yew tree in front of the main door of St. Giles. 



This has greatly enhanced the appearance of our Churchyard whilst providing beautiful and living memorials to fondly remembered loved ones.  I write to say that this area is now full and closed for planting, except in the case of tree replacements.

Yours with gratitude,

Matthew

Sunday School / Crossbearers

With the retirement of Jessie Tinham we now have a vacancy for one, or two, people to help teach our older children (9-11 years) the Christian faith. 

We are planning to review our course material and to set up an exciting programme which will help our young people grow in their faith. Commitment will be one Sunday of your choice per month plus one hour preparation.  This will be for one year initially.

If you are interested please contact me.

Matthew.

EVENTS NEWS AND NOTICES

Charity in Focus:

Film Evenings

See Charity in Focus for details

St. Giles Church will be open!

Monday to Friday 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
4th June to 14th September inclusive




We are opening the church to visitors dueing the summer months.  Please come in and have a look round.

Dates for your Diaries!!!

Saturday October 6th
(Michaelmas Day)
Harvest Supper/Barn Dance
Sunday October 7th

Harvest Brunch
Sunday December 16th
Nine lessons and Carols.