Music Saturday Workshop

Saturday 29th April 10:00-11:30 am.

Please 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!

War Memorial Repair

As publicised last year, the War Memorial needs repair work done on it, and this will be carried out starting Tuesday 2nd May.

Donations received total £4916 - this does not include £2500 from the council or the £1000 from the War Memorial account. 

Christian Aid Cream Tea

Sunday 7th May 2017, 3.00-5.00 pm.

We are once again organising our annual Cream Tea in the St. Giles Centre on behalf of Christian Aid. This will give you the chance to enjoy a super afternoon cream tea in the company of your friends, while at the same time supporting such a worthwhile cause.

We will get out our best crockery and make this a really special event. If the weather is with us, we hope to spread into the outside space.

Tickets go fast, so please book your place - tickets are £8, with all profit going to Christian Aid.

Contact: Carol
01689 855468 / 07951 725069 

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.


Volunteer Admin. Help.

Every year we like to invite those who are getting married at St. Giles, along with their family and friends, to come and hear their Banns being read. 

To do this we like to send out a nice personal invitation.  If you have some time to help write and send the invitations out please contact the Rector (approx. one and a half hours a month).

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.



Annual General Meeting

Sunday 30th April 4:30pm.

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting to be held at St. Nicholas Church, Leamington Avenue.

AGM papers and annual accounts are available here:.

AGM papers
AGM accounts

Printed copies are also available now on the Church noticeboard.

There are no vacancies on the Parochial Church Council this year.

Church Wardens

I am delighted to report that Andrew Bailey has agreed to serve as Churchwarden at St. Giles for another year.  Andrew will be standing at the Vestry Meeting which precedes the AGM on 30th April.

Nevertheless as we think to the future it is important that we start to make provision for a new Churchwarden from April 2018 and that we have time to train them in the role.  Therefore if anyone would be interested in exploring this role please do get in touch. 


St. Giles Summer Fete

Saturday 10th June

This year’s Summer Fete is already underway. It will once again be a traditional affair with a variety of entertainment, and some great food, including crepes and strawberries and cream.  An enjoyable time will be had by all.

We need your help to make the day a great success: ·        

* Sponsorship keeps our overheads down; sponsor the punch and judy, the BBQ, the sound system. Speak to Matthew if you can help in this way.

* Donations of vouchers and raffle prizes, bottles, toys books and gifts (there will not be a “”good as new stall this year – we will be offering a “Gifts” stall instead)

* Marmalades, jams,  chutneys and preserves are always welcome

* Plants – don’t forget to put aside any spare plants and herbs

Raffle tickets will be on sale soon so look out for the signs. We already have some wonderful prizes and vouchers.

If you can help in any way, please contact Carol on 01689 855468 / 07951 725069

Organ Trials

The PCC have arranged for a number of digital organs to be trialled at St. Giles.  Just recently we had a Meakin and a Viscount and now there is an Allen.

We hope that having these variousinstruments will help our organists, choir and congregation to get a sense of what might be the right way forward for us over this important area of our Church's life. 

Feedback will be welcomed, so please do get in touch.




Charity in Focus:

Film Evenings:

See Charity in Focus fo for more details

Parish Social Events

May  – Christian Aid Cream Tea
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

St Giles Children’s Celebration Service and Prize-giving  

Sunday 2nd July at 10am.

A Children’s Celebration Service and Prize-giving will be held at St Giles Church.  As valued members of our church community, all children are invited and will receive a small token of our thanks and appreciation.

If you are able to come, please do let me know. Thank you. R.S.V.P.

Irene Dancer 01689 854765

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