Events Calendar


Come along to our Christingle and Nativity service! Great for all the family

Sunday 6th December: 10.30am


Town Carol Service

Come along to our beautiful carol service

Sunday 22nd December: 6.30pm


Christmas Eve ‘One More Sleep’

A great family friendly service on Christmas Eve

Tuesday 24th December: 4pm


Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Tuesday 24th December: 11.30pm


Christmas Day Services

Wednesday 25th December

8.00am Early Morning Christmas Service

10.30am Family Communion Christmas Service


This week at St Giles



9.45am Little Fishes


9-11.30am Rainbow

1.10pm Oasis Communion


9.15am-12pm Coffee bar and Mini Market

10.45am Morning Prayer

2.30pm Edenhurst Carol Concert


Next Sunday

 15th December, 3rd Sunday of Advent

10.30am Holy Communion

3.00pm Memorial Carol Service

5.00pm Butterton Carol Service



JAM Packs: Please note that in January, Sunday Club will be coming to an end. We will be introducing JAM Packs (‘Jesus and Me’ Packs), which is an activity pack to be used by children during the service. This will be part of our new venture: Mini Church.

A message to St Giles and St Thomas from Bishop Geoff and Ann: ‘To all our Friends at St Giles and St Thomas—Thank you so much for your card and most generous gift—it is very kind of you all and much appreciated. Our home is going into a van as I write and Ann and I have mixed feelings today—we have been so happy here and are grateful for all the love and support we have received. May God continue to bless you. With our love and best wishes, Ann and Geoff.’

Services in December:

Sunday 15th December:

5pm, Carols at St Thomas Butterton

Sunday 22nd December:

6.30pm, Town  Carol Service

Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve): 4pm, ‘One More Sleep’.

11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day):

8.00am, Christmas Communion.

10.30am, Family Communion.

10.30am, Christmas Communion at St Thomas  Butterton.

Town Carols: Join us and other churches in town for some Carol Singing at 12pm on Saturday 21st December by the Market Cross .

Holy Communion in January: Please note that from the 12th January, we will be having an 8.00am Book of Common Prayer Holy  Communion every Sunday.

Job Advertisement: The St Giles Newcastle-under-Lyme with St Thomas Butterton PCC are seeking to employ a parish administrator on a part-time basis for 10 hours a week, £9 per hour. To find out more, or to apply, please go to from Sunday 8th December and click on the appropriate links under the heading ‘Parish Administrator’. All applications must be in by 5pm 12th December. Interviews will be held on 16th December (time tbc).

Parish News: Shepherds, Christingles, and the perfect gift are just some of the articles in the December issue of Parish News, now available in the hall. It also includes an important article about our childrens’ activities in 2020 and also features the essential calendar of our Advent and   Christmas celebrations at both St.Giles’ and St.Thomas’ Butterton. All this and much more for just 50p.

Hospital Carol Singing: Please come along and join us at the Royal Stoke Hospital for some  Carol singing on Monday 16th December at 5pm!

Flowers in Church: By the Pulpit are in loving memory of Paul & his Mother Lily. From Jill Griffin & Family