ST GILES FARNBOROUGH - RECENT EVENTS




Sunday School Prize Giving

On Sunday 3rd July 40 babies, children and young people, their families and members of the congregation attended the 10am service to celebrate and offer thanks for the children and young people who attend our church. 

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Revd. Graham Shaw  Memorial

Choral Evensong on Sunday 26th June included a  Memorial Address in memory of the Revd. Graham Shaw, who died in May 2021.

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Summer Garden Party and Fete

After an absence of two years, the Rectory Garden Fete was back, on Saturday 25th June ..  As well as being a wonderful community event for our Church and village it was also a  valuable fundraising occasion for the life and work of St. Giles.  

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Jubilee Evensong

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee was marked by a special evensong service that featured the combined choirs of St Giles Farnborough and St. George's Bickley.  The highlight was a performance of Zadok the Priest by George Frideric Handel 

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Easter 2022

Photos from the Good Friday outdoor service, also the flower display inside the church.

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Tree Felling in the Churchyard

In February 2022 two trees were taken down in the churchyard. Despite the heavy winds of the previous week this was a planned operation, deemed necessary because of disease.  

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Christmas 2021

Photos that show some of the floral displays, and of course the Christmas Tree. 

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Confirmation Service 2021

The Confirmation Service for 2021 took place on Sunday 28th November,.with the Bishop of Tonbridge - The Rt Revd. Simon Burton-Jones,

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South India Flood Appeal

I am pleased to say that following our emergency appeal over £300 has been raised to help the people in the area of Kerala in South India after the recent devastating floods.

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Remembrance Services

This year the commemoration took place on Sunday 14th November

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Churchyard Working Day

A working day took place on Saturday 16th October 2021

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Harvest Festival

Harvest service at 10:00 on Sunday 3rd October 2021

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Wonder Zone Holiday Club

as really great to be able to run a holiday club again after not having one last year, even though it was only for 3 days and we had a fewer number of children.

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Quarter Peal in memory of
Revd. Graham Shaw

A quarter peal was rung in Graham's memory on Tuesday 1st June.  This was the first ringing of the St. Giles bells since the augmentation to eight bells carried out earlier this year, however due to COVID restrictions only six bells were used on this occasion.

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RECENT EVENTS

 

Julia's Sabbatical

A few years ago Julia Hoadley took time away from regular choir duty to visit a number of churches in London and beyond. 

 

This is her account of the experience.

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Pilgrimage to Turkey

The long anticipated trip to Turkey took place between 21st and 31st October 2015. It was led by Revd. Alison Newman. 







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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

These photos are from the pilgrimage that took place in 2013







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