St Giles’ and St Thomas are open for services and activities!

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

Dear family and friends of St Giles with St Thomas,

We are very sad to announce that St Giles Church no longer has access to its original YouTube Channel. Without our permission or prior notification, the channel has been renamed, all our videos have been removed, and videos have been uploaded advertising a separate organisation. This has left many, especially those who are elderly, housebound or isolating, without access to their much-needed online weekly worship at St Giles, causing great stress to them. 

To ensure that our church family members and friends who are unable to worship with us in church have a place where they can remain connected, we have set up a new YouTube Channel, called ‘St Giles Newcastle under Lyme’, which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5wm1rOSqpw40OMfvbAW3mg

This channel has a regular short service which is uploaded every Sunday. If you want to have easy access to this channel, I do urge you to click the ‘subscribe’ button. When we have 100 people subscribed, we will reach the point that we can have a clear name on the channel, making the link easier to share with others. 

Although the work of telling the good news of Jesus is not competitive, and we pray that God may bless the building up of his Kingdom, we recognise that many people subscribed to the original St Giles YouTube Channel under the expectation of receiving videos from St Giles Church. If you do not wish to wish to receive videos from this new organisation, you can click the ‘unsubscribe’ button on the old channel.

Finally, thank you for your faithful and ongoing support for St Giles Church and if you’re new we would love to welcome you to our online community! 

With blessings,

Revd Josh Penduck

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 01782 620322

MESSY CHURCH RETURNS WEDNESDAY 27TH OCTOBER 10am to 12pm Details in the Memo (below)

FRIDAY COFFEE SHOP AND MINI MARKET IS BACK!!!!! Friday 29th October 9am to 12pm in St Giles church hall. Table service will be in place. ALL ARE WELCOME.

St Giles Churchyard is a Green Flag Churchyard! For more information about the Green Flag Scheme click here: https://www.greenflagaward.org/
The Green Flag is kindly being flown at St Giles’ and St George’s school.

ST GILES HORTICULTURE TRAINING with Dorothy Clive gardens curator Kathryn Robey was an interesting and informative event. If you are interested in knowing what was learned ask Penny Richards Parish Administrator at office.stgilesnewcastle@gmail.com or Laurie Bailey at lvbailey@hotmail.co.uk

A Call to Action to Family Historians and Genealogists St Giles’ Church Headstone and Memorial survey continues between 10am and 12pm on Friday 29th October. The aim is to record all of the headstones and memorials, both within the Church and the Churchyard, and allow historians and genealogists to access the wealth of information that is available there. It is hoped that the Church and wider community will engage with this interesting project which requires survey work, photography, collation of new and existing data manually and online, and making this information available to local and international researchers.
If you, or groups or organisations you know of, would like to lead or take part in this project please contact Penny Richards, Parish Administrator at office.stgilesnewcastle@gmail.com
Further information can be obtained from Laurie Bailey at lvbailey@hotmail.co.uk

ONLINE WORSHIP new format, can be found on St Giles You Tube Channel

MEMO:New memo week 4 24th October 2021

St Giles supports Newcastle Foodbank. A donations box is in the back of the church for packaged, tinned and dried foods. thank you for your support.

PARISH NEWS Our monthly parish magazine has gone online. Parish News Edition 19 is here PN ON-LINE NOV 21 

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