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Please click on the title to read a message about the closures and how to contact St. Giles and St Thomas personal. Thank you for continuing to keep supporting one another in these challenging times.


Online Worship

Every Sunday at 10.30am

Look out on the Facebook page for the link to the service, or search You tube for the St Giles Newcastle Channel and remember to let Rev Josh know you are with him by sending a message on which ever system you chose to join our worship. There will be a link to open up the order of service on the you tube channel. We look forward to welcoming you.

Watch the “This week at St Giles” section for updates including details for:


Holy Week

Sunday: Palm Sunday Worship

How to create your alternative Palm Cross

This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday. Normally we would hand out Palm Crosses and bless them. However, we can’t actually do that this year! As such, why not draw a palm cross on your hand, and then raise your hand to receive the blessing of the Palms? Here’s an example below of what one could look like?

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Monday to Friday: different services each day for Holy Week


and Easter Day

Three events to participate in and celebrate Easter



Upcoming events

10.00am Easter Sunday

Sing Resurrection!


A counter-infection of joy and hope for Easter Day

Easter Sunday 2020 will be an Easter Sunday like no other before it. We cannot sing the great Easter hymns inside our churches, but we can sing them in this way…

At 10am on Easter Sunday April 12th St Giles will be calling on all who want to celebrate the resurrection to go outside and sing Jesus Christ is Risen Today and Thine be the Glory at the top of their voices! You could sing them…

* in your garden
* in your street
* like an Italian from your balcony!
* on your permitted daily walk in your local park
* by the sea or by a lake
…all of course keeping safe spatial distance.

Why Jesus Christ is Risen Today and Thine Be the Glory?
* They are probably the best loved Easter hymns known by the largest number of people.
* They are cheerful, confident and joyful acclamations of resurrection and will be uplifting for other people to hear on Easter morning.
* Jesus Christ is Risen Today is very ancient based on a 14th century Latin hymn, but reworked in the Lyra Davidica of 1708, so it is an expression of unity and connects us with all those who have gone before us.
* Thine Be the Glory was first written in French (A Toi la Gloire) by the Swiss writer Edmund Budry and connects us with the world wide church.

How to make this happen…

1 Please share Sing Resurrection with as many people as possible by social media, email, phone.
2 Let’s share it globally too and see if Sing Resurrection can happen at 10am in 24 time zones around the world!
3 Invite friends and neighbours in advance to listen out for Sing Resurrection or to join in themselves.

Visit for more information and for the words of the hymns


10.30am Easter Sunday Celebration


Parish News Online!!!

The first edition of our monthly magazine, Parish News, is now available. Click here PN ON-LINE APRIL 3

to download your copy. Enjoy and pass the details (or a copy if you can) to friends and neighbours!!




One Small Step   Delayed Arrival!

St Giles have been asked by Lichfield Cathedral and the Arts Council to host artist Peter Walker’s installation, “One Small Step”, a representation of the moon’s surface which visitors are able to walk on. However, due to the current state of emergency  it cannot take place. we truly hope it is only postponed until later in the year.

Watch this space for the rescheduled arrival.


Confirmation Service:



This week at St Giles


5th April, Lent 6, Palm Sunday

1030am Palm Sunday Worship (see above for details)


12pm Service for Holy Week online


12pm Service for Holy Week online


12pm Service for Holy Week online

Maundy Thursday

7pm Service for Holy Week online followed by live stream Holy Communion

Good Friday 

9am Passion Readings

2pm Good Friday Reflections



Next Sunday

12th April, Easter Day

9am Live stream Holy Communion

10am Sing Resurrection! (see above for the details)

10.30am Easter Sunday Celebration