Sunday 3rd February
10.30am Guest Speaker Revd Ian Bishop, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield
Wednesday 20th February
10am-12pm, Messy Church
Tuesday 5th March
7pm Shrove Tuesday Pancake Evening (tickets only)
Wednesday 6th March
1.10pm, Ash Wednesday Oasis Holy Communion
7.30pm, Ash Wednesday Evening Holy Communion
Sunday 31st March
10.30am, All-Age Mothering Sunday Service
Sunday 14th April
10.30am All-Age Palm Sunday Service
Thursday 18th April
7pm Maundy Thursday Evening Communion
Good Friday, 19th April
10am-12pm Good Friday Messy Church
12.30pm Ecumenical Service in the town centre
2pm Good Friday Reflections
7.15pm Good Friday Reflections at St Thomas’ Butterton
Easter Day, 21st April
8.00am Easter Communion
10.30am All-Age Communion
This week at St Giles
9.45am Praise and Play
2.30pm Service at Rowan Court
Wednesday: 9-11.30am Rainbow
1.10pm Oasis Holy Communion
9.15am-12pm Coffee bar and Mini Market
10.45am morning Prayer
Wheelie Bins: Please remember to flatten cardboard boxes and put them in the designated bins when you’ve finished with them.
Guest speaker mix-up: Unfortunately, due to a diary mix-up, the Venerable Ian Bishop will not be joining us to preach this Sunday. Instead, he will be joining us next week, on the 3rd February, for our Holy Communion service. Revd Bishop is the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, and a trustee of the Simeon’s, who are the patrons of St Giles’ church.
Flowers in Church: Flowers by the Lectern provided by Jack and Maureen Basford in memory of Loved ones
Foodbank: It’s getting colder, and many families are struggling to pay for the basics. The Foodbank are requesting help in a number of ways: 1) Donate non-perishable food and non-food items at our church donation point in St Giles; 2) Donate a small regular amount of £5 per month; 3) Volunteer to help at the Foodbank. Please see Revd Josh Penduck for more information.
Children’s Society Boxes: Box Holders could you please let Nona Wildman have your boxes for emptying by the end of January. Thank You.
Shrove Tuesday: Tickets (Over 5’s £2) are now available for our very popular March 5th, Beetle Drive and Pancake evening from Beryl Titley. Further details in Parish News.
Confirmation: Several people in St Giles’ have expressed interest in being confirmed (step two of your baptism). If you also would like to be confirmed, or would like to know more, please see a member of the ministry team, and we would love to chat with you!
Sponsored Walk: A Christian Aid sponsored walk will take place on Saturday 23rd March at Tittesworth Reservoir, a lovely venue for a nice easy and enjoyable walk. See Marion Mollart for the sponsorship walk.
Flowers in Church: Flowers in the Sanctuary are provided by Pam Smith for her Wedding Anniversary in memory of Brian. Pulpit are provided by Rev. Ann in memory of her Father. Lectern are provided by John & Barbara Collison in memory of a friend
Mothers’ Union: Our next MU will be on Wednesday 6th February at 2.30pm. All are welcome to join us!
Parish News: The February ‘Greener Churchyard’ edition of our Church Newsletter is now available in the hall. This edition includes various items of interest including news of our Greener Churchyard project, and the Friday Mini-Market. It also features news from our M.U. Branch, Butterton and Newcastle, together with the start of a new series of donated recipes. All this and more for just 50p.