ST GILES FARNBOROUGH - SERVICE TIMES


Below are services at St. Giles Farnborough. Variations from the norm are in Red.
 
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 the Pewsheets panel to the right.

Music

For a full list of music to be played and sung at services Click Here.


10th Dec

Second Sunday of Advent

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright
10:00am Family Communion The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright
11:15am Mattins - 1662 The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright
6:30pm Choral Evensong The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright
     

17th Dec.

Third Sunday of Advent

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Morning Prayer Chris Hallett - Reader
11:15am Mattins - 1662 Chris Hallett - Reader
6:30pm Nine Lessons and Carols The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

19th Dec

(Tuesday)

 
8:30pm Quiet Carol Service The Revd. Matthew Hughes
  We are holding an alternative Carol Service specifically designed for people who are not particularly looking forward to Christmas, for those who find Christmas a sad and difficult period.  The service will be quieter and more reflective.  It will be an opportunity for people to light a candle, to sing a few quieter carols and to hear the Christmas message of hope and love.  It will also be an opportunity to give thanks to God for happier Christmases of the past and to seek his strength and comfort for the future.

24th Dec

Christmas Eve / Fourth Sunday of Advent

3:00pm Sunday School Nativity / Christingle The Revd. Matthew Hughes
  For ticket-holders only –
tickets obtainable from Irene Dancer at the 10 a.m. services on Sundays, or email idstgiles@btinternet.com or from the Parish Office
4:00pm Children's Scratch Nativity The Revd. Matthew Hughes
  Children are invited to come dressed as angels, shepherds or Wise Men to participate in the service
5:00pm Children's Scratch Nativity The Revd. Matthew Hughes
  Children are invited to come dressed as angels, shepherds or Wise Men to participate in the service
11:00pm Midnight Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
  (please note earlier start time that in previous years)(
     

25th Dec

Christmas Day (Monday)

8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd Diana Coutts-Pauling
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
  Children are invited to bring presents to show the congregation
     

31st Dec

New Year's Eve

 
8:00am    *** no service **   
10:0am United Morning Prayer with St. Nicholas Chris Hallett - Reader
11:15am    *** no service ***   
6:30pm    *** no service ***   
     

7th Jan

Epiphany

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am All  Age Worship The Revd. Matthew Hughes
11:15am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Epiphany Service The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

14th Jan

Second Sunday of Epiphany

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright
10:00am Family Communion The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright
11:15am Mattins - 1662 The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright
6:30pm Choral Evensong The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright
     

21st Jan

Third Sunday of Epiphany

 
8:00am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Morning Prayer Chris Hallett - Reader
11:15am Mattins - 1662 Chris Hallett - Reader
6:30pm Holy Communion - Order 1 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
     

28th Jan

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

8:00am Holy Communion - Order 1 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am Family Communion The Revd. Matthew Hughes
The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright
11:15am    *** no service ***   
6:30pm Taizé Service The Revd. Matthew hughes
     

4th Feb

Candlemas

 
8:00am Holy communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
10:00am All Age Worship The Revd. Matthew Hughes
11:15am Holy Communion - 1662 The Revd. Matthew Hughes
6:30pm Evensong - 1662 The Revd. Matthew hughes



FAITH AND WORSHIP


Arrangements for Services

Sunday 11:15 services

There is now no 11.15 am. service on the 4th and 5th Sundays of the month.

Midweek Services

Thursdays 10:00am

Midweek Holy Communion. 

There will be no 10.00am Holy Communion service on Thursday 28th December. The first of the New Year will be on Thursday 4th January.

Services for Advent

So much of the emphasis at this time of year is on Christmas that the season of Advent can be easily overlooked.  For the church Advent marks the beginning of the Church’s year and a solemn time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas.  In St. Giles a candle is lit every week to help us focus on the different people who looked forward to the coming of the Messiah. 

The season of Advent will begin with our Advent Carol service which will have our wonderful choir singing all the lovely Advent Carols and hymns which make this time so special.  I do hope that you will be able to attend this service.


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.

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. 

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.