Welcome

We are a large, friendly Anglican church in the heart of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. We draw our congregation from many walks of life and Christian backgrounds. Our diverse worship reflects this breadth, as we aim to encourage and help each other on our journeys of faith, learn more about Jesus and deepen our experience of him, and reflect his love in our small part of the wider world.

In this time of turbulence, let these words be a comfort to you:

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Nahum 1:7 “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”

Hebrews 13:5 “God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”

With much love,

Revd Josh Penduck

Rector of Newcastle under Lyme, St Giles with St Thomas Butterton

For information you can contact the Parish Administrator on 07592 035386 or email at office.stgilesnewcastle@gmail.com

About St Giles

Our main Sunday service is at 10.30am every Sunday, although we have other services throughout the week. To find out about our other services click here http://www.stgilesnewcastle.org.uk/whats-on-2/

Alternatively, you can worship with us online at St Giles You Tube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5wm1rOSqpw40OMfvbAW3mg

Information

FRIDAY MINI MARKET & COFFEE SHOP 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 9am to 12pm in St Giles’ church hall. Next one: Friday 20th May 2022

Regular updates about service and events at St Giles’ and St Thomas can be found in the following publications:

MEMO: New memo week 4 22nd May 2022

PARISH NEWS Our monthly parish magazine is still available online. Parish News Edition 26 is here PN ONLINE May 22

You can follow us on Facebook here

LIGHTHOUSE Mini Messy Church: Meeting Joshua! Sunday 22nd May 10.30am St Giles Church Hall

ASCENSION DAY FESTIVAL HOLY COMMUNION Thursday 26th at 7.30pm

Butterton Village Coffee Morning. next one SATURDAY 28th May. Come along for refreshments at the little church in the woods! See below.

SHINE! Children and Families group every first and third Sunday at 10.30am in St Giles Church Hall. All Are Welcome!! And some 4th Sundays, when there has been a big messy Church event. Next one : Sunday 29th May

Our Children and Families Facebook page can be found here

Cauldwell Children Volunteering

Do you have 3 to 4 hours a week of free time?

Would you like to meet new people and use your skills to support and make a huge difference to disabled children’s lives.

Please come and find out about volunteering with Caudwell Children at our state-of-the-art autism assessment centre on Keele University campus

on Monday 30th May any time between 1 and 4pm.

We are a charity who support children with disabilities and their families, through equipment, activity sessions, and practical support.


St Giles Fellowship Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the church hall. The next meeting is on Wednesday 1st June. All are welcome

St Giles supports Newcastle Foodbank. A donations box is in the back of the church for goods donated. Specific items are currently needed and here is a link to their latest appeal detailing the specific items that are required. Letter re shortages October 2021
Thank you for your support

St Giles Churchyard is a Green Flag Churchyard! We have been awarded the Green Flag for 2021/2022. This is our new flag which be raised in a ceremony at St Giles’ and St George’s school at 10am on Wednesday 10th November. https://www.stgilesstgeorgesacademy.co.uk/ For more information about the Green Flag Scheme click here: https://www.greenflagaward.org/

Churchyard safety
We are aware that visitors to our churchyard sometimes find groups of people who make them feel unsafe there.
If you experience any unsafe encounters you are advised to call 999 and ask for the police, stating that you fear for your safety.
Please keep yourself safe (in your vehicle, the building and away from the threat) and wait for the police to attend the churchyard, even if the people posing the threat to you have left.
This will mean that actual reports can be made about unsocial and threatening behaviour and the police can build a file on the problems that Newcastle town centre is experiencing and hopefully help to resolve these and the issues behind them.
Also report any issues to Aaron Bell’s office on Queen’s gardens
Thank you.

Life Events

To find out about ‘Life Events’ (Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals), click here

If you would like to learn about how to Connect with various groups in our church, click here

To find out about our sister church, St Thomas’ Butterton, click here

To find out how to Contact Us, click here

How to find us

St Giles’ Church is at the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and easy to find, with easy access to the rest of the town.

We have a large car-park, so you don’t need to worry about parking for Sunday services or weekly events.

Safeguarding

St Giles takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines.

You can find out more about the national policies and procedures here.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be found here: St Giles’ Safeguarding Policy2019

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter please speak to our Safeguarding Officer, Penny Richards, on 07592035386

Alternatively, you can find useful contact information on the Diocesan website here