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.

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

You can follow us on Facebook here

Information

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

MEMO:   New memo week 2 14th July 2024     

PARISH NEWS Our monthly parish magazine is still available online. Parish News Edition 52 http://www.stgilesnewcastle.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/PN-July-24.pdf

ST GILES FRIDAY COFFEE SHOP EVERY FRIDAY 9am to 1.30pm Hot drinks, toasted teacakes, toast & other snacks available until 12pm. Light lunches 12pm to 1pm. A warm place to be, meet with old friends and make new friends.
Open again 12th July

FRIDAY MINI MARKET 2nd and 4th Fridays in July 9am to 12pm in St Giles’ church hall
Next one: Friday 12th July 2024

ALL AGE WORSHIP 10.30AM SUNDAY 14TH JULY the theme is NOAH’S FLOOD ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!!

SHINE! Children and Families group every first, third and fourth (and fifth) Sunday at 10.30am in St Giles Church Hall. All Are Welcome!!
Next one : Sunday 21st July

YOUTH GROUP is also on for the young people aged 11 and over as detailed on the flyer below. .

St Giles supports Newcastle Foodbank. A donations box is in the back of the church for goods donated. Specific items are currently needed and below are links to their latest appeal for 2023, detailing the specific items that are required and their thank you to you for your support.

Our Children and Families Facebook page can be found here

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREEN CHURCHYARD TEAM St Giles Churchyard is a Green Flag Churchyard! We have been awarded the Green Flag for 2023/2024. (new picture pending) 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