We welcome our new minister Rev. Stephen Turner, and his wife Katy, in the New Year. The Diocese has appointed him initially for a 3 year term, but he and we sincerely hope that this will be extended. We are hoping that Rev. Stephen and Katy will be able to attend our Christmas Carol service (see details below), but this depends on their actual move into the Vicarage which we understand is scheduled at the same time.
Meanwhile, the PCC and all the parish extend our heartfelt thanks to Rev. John Carvosso who will be retiring after our Carol service. John has been a loyal friend to all of us for many years, and without his support and love we’d have been lost. Our thanks also go to Rev. Phil Daniels who has also supported us with several services since the pandemic; hopefully we’ll see him at some of our events in the future.
If you’ve visited St. Giles recently you may have noticed the bookshelf (kindly lent by Claire Cunneen) and all the novels which have been donated to create the ‘St. Giles Book Swap’. The idea is for anyone to borrow a book, and leave one in its place… so we have a nice little really local library for those who love to read. When the weather is warmer, please do feel free to help yourself to a coffee or tea (instructions on how to turn on the hot water Instantia boiler are pinned to the servery door- just please ensure you turn it off when finished). If you have unwanted novels, they’d be very welcome too. There are plans for additional permanent shelving in the spring.
If you have any comments or suggestions about how St. Giles can help you, please do let us know – email our Churchwarden Helen Packer firstname.lastname@example.org
or secretary/treasurer Pat Grimwood-Taylor email@example.com
St. Giles Services-
Christmas Carols, led by Rev. John Carvosso,
at 6.30pm Friday 23 December
Light refreshments to follow in Victory Hall.
Further services will be organized in the New Year, once Rev. Stephen is in post. His licensing service is on 4 January 2023, 7.30pm at St. Michaels, and all are welcome.
Service dates and times for St. Giles are posted at the lychgate, and on our website –
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