Worship at St Giles
Our regular Services are cancelled at present in line with Covid 19 guidance.
Please see the What's On Page for worship, prayer and other resources
to use at home. This is a time for the church to get creative - worshipping together in spirit even when we can't physically get together and reaching out to meet the needs of our community in these challenging times.
At 8am we hold a quiet, spoken Holy Communion Service, with a more modern liturgy except on the first Sunday of the month when the service follows the more traditional style of the old Book of Common Prayer. There is tea, coffee and biscuits for everyone afterwards in the small hall.
At 9.30am we have our Parish Communion, a sung communion with choir and organ, and heralded to the locality by our ring of six bells. Parts of the communion are sung and there are always hymns, led by choir and organ. The service is followed by tea, coffee and birthday cake in the small hall.
At 11.30am we have our All Age Worship, a more informal service, with more modern songs and hymns, lots of participation, and with children present all the time. The crèche area in church however is still available. Music is led by the St Giles’ Worship Band. Usually one service each month will be a simple communion, and the third Sunday may well include Christenings. Tea, coffee and birthday cake follows the service, in church.
Sometimes the two services combine at 10.30, such as at Christmas and Easter.
At 5.30pm we have a sung Evensong service, with hymns and music led by choir and organ. On the first Sunday this includes communion. Occasionally this service takes on a “Songs of Praise” format.
Worshipping in the Week
We have Morning Prayer at 8am, daily except Fridays: a psalm, Bible readings and prayer in a quiet reflective atmosphere; and at 10am on Wednesdays we have our mid-week Communion service, worship and fellowship, with tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards.
Every fortnight on Tuesdays at 7pm, we hold a short Prayer Group to pray for the life and needs of the parish. Additionally through the week, around the parish are various Home Groups, in people’s houses, usually led by one of the ministry team. These are all friendly informal groups for discussion, prayer and Bible study. They are a great place to get to know people and anyone is free to join in – contact the Vicar to discuss which might be the best group for you.