Some of you may have noticed that we’ve started work… the pews at the back of the church have been removed (thanks to Torrington Men’s Sheds) , and we expect to start the internal building works to install the toilet and servery in the next couple of months. The external drains will also be dug soon, at which time we shall cordon off the kissing gate entrance opposite Chestnut Tree Cottage for safety reasons, as digging will extend to that boundary. All these works will not interrupt our normal weekly services (please see the rota) or the Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Saturday Oct 5. We hope to see you all there! But remember - PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH YARD AND THE CHURCH.
We sincerely thank Coastal Recycling (Deepmoor) for their grant of £10,000 and Devon Historic Churches Trust for £3,000. We have also received £300 from ON Organ Fund towards the servicing and relocation of our organ. Fundraising continues- would you like to help us? We have pews for sale, or perhaps you would like to buy a piece of equipment? £85 will buy the sink or the tap for the servery, £170 will cover the cost of the non-slip floor in the toilet. If you are interested in funding these items, please contact Pat on 01805 625598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for your Diary –
Saturday 14 September - ‘Ride & Stride’ Devon Historic Churches Trust open day, when you can walk, jog, bike, go by car or whatever means to churches all around Devon… St. Giles included. Get some sponsors and help us raise some funds- we keep 50% of everything raised, with 50% going to support DHCT…. And they have just given us £3000 for our project, so please do support them and us! Sponsorship forms available in St. Giles or download one https://www.devonhistoricchurches.co.uk/index.php?page=ride-stride
Refreshments will be available, and we’re also building a ‘BUG HOUSE’ in the churchyard, so there’ll be plenty to see and do!
Tuesday 24 September - PCC meeting. Please contact the churchwardens Martin Mcvinnie (ph. 01805 601900, email email@example.com) or John Watkins (ph. 01805 623253, email firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you have anything you wish us to discuss.
Saturday 5 October – our annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service at St. Giles, 6.30pm followed by supper at 7.30pm in Victory Hall…. See the poster and get your tickets!
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