ST GILES FARNBOROUGH - SERVICE TIMES


Below are services at St. Giles Farnborough. Variations from the norm are in Red.

During this time of COVID pandemic, services may change or be cancelled at short notice as a consequence of Diocesan or Government directives.

Our 10:00am services on Sundays are especially suited to families with children.
Further Information

Pewsheets for Sunday services are available for download in advance, usually by the end of Friday each week.  See Home Page

Important Note: Service Booking System

A booking system has been set-up to manage the numbers able to attend each service, as well as meet the Government's track & trace requirements. See Details

9th May

Sixth Sunday of Easter

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Taize Service - see panel to the right The Revd. Matthew Hughes

13th May

Ascension Day (Thursday)

 
10:00am Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
8:15pm Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

16th May

Seventh Sunday of Easter

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

23rd May

Day of Pentecost

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

30th May

Trinity Sunday

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes

6th Jun

First Sunday after Trinity

 
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Margaret Engler
     

13th Jun

Second Sunday after Trinity

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

20th Jun

Third Sunday after Trinity

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Open Air Service for Father's Day The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

27th Jun

Fourth  Sunday after Trinity

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

4th Jul

Fifth Sunday after Trinity

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

13th Jul

Sixth Sunday after Trinity

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Holy Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes

Prayer Requests

At St. Giles there are opportunities for private and communal prayer, whether it is lighting a candle or praying with others on Sunday morning, we believe God hears our prayers and answers them as may be best for us.

If there are particular issues that you would like prayed for then please let us know. In particular we pray every Sunday for those who are sick and for those who have passed away.

If there is somebody in your circle of family and friends who could
benefit from our prayers, or if you have suffered a recent bereavement please forward the relevant name to the Parish Office.

Singing at Services

Not being able to sing or enjoy listening to our excellent choir has felt like a real loss during this pandemic.  Music is such an important part of our worship and for many of us it is one of the principal ways in which we encounter the Divine. 

Although the congregation is still not permitted to sing there will be hymns for us to ‘sing in our hearts’, recorded music from various choirs to enhance our worship at both the 10.00 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. and the chance to hear our newly refurbished organ through Clive's playing.

Prayer Group

Sundays 8:30am

Thank you to those who have joined in our Prayer Group which meet 'at home' on Sunday at 8.30 a.m.  Please let me know if you participated in this so I can let the ‘group’ know. 

Matthew Hughes



FAITH AND WORSHIP


Midweek Services

Thursdays 10:00am
   Midweek Holy Communion

Taize Service

Sunday, 9th May 6:30pm

The evening service will be a Taizé style service.  Taizé, a small village in Burgundy France, is home to a large community of religious Brothers, comprising both Roman Catholics and Protestants.  For several decades the Taizé community has invited young people from all over Europe to share its common life and to join the Brothers in their daily prayers.  Over the summer it is not uncommon for thousands of young people to stay at Taizé and to also attend their European meetings over the New Year. 

Taizé worship is distinct as it centres around simple and meditative chants, silent prayer, short passages from scripture and shared intercessions.  The focus is on creating an atmospheric and prayerful environment in which the human soul can rest in God and find peace. 

I do hope that you will come and experience what I am sure will be a very uplifting experience for you.  In preparation you are welcome to read about the Taizé community via the internet and to listen to its chants via Youtube. 

Some particularly uplifting ones are:

Bless the Lord my Soul
Jubilate Deo (Canon)
Veni Sancte Spiritus
Christus Resurrexit

Attendance and Booking

Please note it is necessary to pre-book attendance for these services so we can operate Track & Trace if necessary.  You are, of course, welcome to ‘just turn up.’  In this case, please note that priority will be given to those who have pre-booked, we will also need to record your name and telephone number for the purposes of Track & Trace. 
 
Covid safety guidelines will remain in place, including social distancing and the wearing of face masks inside the Church and outdoors.  (Indoor attendance is limited to 30).

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