St Giles remains OPEN for morning services at 9am and 11am on Sunday each week. St Thomas Butterton is open for private prayer each Sunday between 10.30am and 12pm

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that ALL visitors wear a face mask during their time in St Giles’ and St Thomas.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St Giles’ with St Thomas remain unable to open fully for services or community activities but we are slowly working towards restoring “normal service”. Please download Parish News Online edition six for further information.We will continue to upload recorded services on Sunday morning.

If you would like to be linked in with our pastoral network, where members of the congregation keep in touch with you, please call the Rector, Revd Joshua Penduck, on 07795 594612.

Sunday 20th September: Matins will premiere at 10.45am again (not 10.30am) on YouTube. All the hymns are also subtitled for you to sing along!

Order of service link is here matins200920

This Sunday 20th September we are holding a service of thanksgiving and rededication to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at 3pm at Newcastle Cenotaph with an online service at 3.15pm (link below).

Battle of Britain commemoration order of service battleofbritain2020

LATEST MEMO Please click here: New Memo 20th Septmeber 2020

PARISH NEWS Our monthly parish magazine has gone online. Parish News 6 (September) IS HERE PN ON-LINE Sept 20

You can follow us on Facebook here

Our Children and Families Facebook page can be found here

In the midst of all the worries and fears, our hope is secure in Jesus Christ. May these verses from the Bible be of comfort to you now.

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

About St Giles

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 and reflect Christ’s love in our small part of the wider world.

Our main Sunday service is at 10.30am every Sunday, although we have other services throughout the week.

During the current covid-19 restrictions our main 10.30am Sunday service can be found online on our You tube channel, along with other special services. Our usual regular weekday services are NOT currently taking place, however we are now open for private prayer as detailed at the top of the page. All are welcome to come.

To find out more What’s On, including more about our services, click here, or to find out about our events, click here

To find more About Us, click here

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.


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