Events Calendar

Upcoming Events



Saturday 13th

7pm Harvest Supper


Remembrance Weekend, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November

All tickets for concert £5


Christmas Tree Festival

Our yearly Christmas Tree Festival will be open from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November. Please see opening times below:

Friday 23rd 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 24th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday 25th 12 noon to 4 p.m.



Pie and Pea Supper: St Thomas’ Butterton are having a pie and pea supper on Tuesday 6th November at Maer Village Hall, at 7pm. Tickets cost £7.50: a really fun night out! Everyone welcome.

Remembrance and Christmas: We will be needing volunteers throughout November to help supervise the church during the Remembrance Weekend and the Christmas Tree Festival. If you are available during those times, please speak to one of the team.

A Parish Walk will be held on Saturday November 17th at Deep Hayes Country Park with a  carvery lunch to follow at Plough Inn Endon. Everyone is welcome. Please see the notice board for full details.

Rainbow, the long-running mother and toddlers’ group in the church, has been an   excellent route through which to invite families to our other child-friendly services. Sadly, due to children growing up and going to school, we have recently seen a drop in numbers. Do you know of any families that need or would like to come to Rainbow?

Church Keys: If you or someone you know has a set of keys to anywhere in the church, could you please inform Sam Barley. It is important for insurance purposes that we have a       comprehensive list of keyholders.

Messy Church: We are needing volunteers and food (especially chicken nuggets, oven chips, and cake) for our next Messy Church service on Wednesday 31st October (10am-12pm). Please see Jean Buckley for more  information.

Pastoral Care: At St Giles, we desire to be a truly caring church. We want to make sure that if you are ill we are able to keep in touch so that you don’t feel cut off. If you are ill and are unable to make it to church, haven’t been able to receive communion, or if you know someone else who is ill, please let one of the Ministry Team know.  Please keep your eyes for those who usually has sat near you in church: if they’ve been inexplicably absent for a few weeks, just let us know. Also, if you visit someone who is ill in someway, please tell us, so that we can build up a picture to see if anyone is being missed out. Thank you.

Parish News: Please purchase a copy of the November edition of Parish News. – Only 50p. It includes articles about the Armistice, Remembrance and a large What’s On      section which looks forward to the Festive Season with a list of Christmas Highlights for your diary.

Flowers in Church: Flower in the Sanctuary are provided by Janet Iwaniki in memory of her parents. Those on the Lectern are provided by Shirley Derbyshire in memory of her dear sister Patricia