Service sheet for 27th August

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 27th August 2017

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

God’s loving-kindness endures for ever. So let us bring our lives before God in worship and pray that God’s love renews our hearts and minds.

The Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 445 Rock of ages, cleft for me

Psalm 138

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors The word of the Lord endures for ever

The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Matthew 16:13-20

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 268 Of the glorious body telling

Communion Hymn 307 Sweet Sacrament divine

Recessional Hymn 476 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim

Organ Voluntary Elgar – Imperial March

Assistants at the Eucharist Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson Organist Ian Graydon Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading Mavis Jacobs 2nd Reading Carole Hill Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Ian Mayers Servers John Baldry and Ben Shread

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 58:6-11; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Andrew, Trowse – Clergy: Janice Scott, Rosemary Braby; Synod Reps: Sue Scott, Debbie Harris. Norwich Business Community. Authorised Worship Assistants across the Deanery. All Schools serving the Deanery.

2017 Church motto text Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinands Tracy Williams and Annie Blyth

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

The Deanery is on Facebook at @Norwicheastdeanery – do ‘like’ and ‘post’ events.

https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Monday 28 August Walsingham Healing Pilgrimage

Tuesday 29 August 12 noon Said Mass The beheading of John the Baptist

Thursday 31 August 7.30pm Interesting Talk – see details in Notices below

Friday 1 September 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney

10.00am Licensing of Revd Canon Ian Bentley as Vicar at St Peter Mancroft

Saturday 2 September 11-2 St Giles Parish Fete – raffle drawn at 1.30pm

Sunday 3 September St Giles Day (transferred) 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for our Patronal Festival with distribution of herbs. Mass is followed by a ‘Fun Auction’ and a celebratory glass of wine. Happy St Giles Day!

We welcome as our Preacher the Dean of Norwich, The Very Revd Jane Hedges. Church open until 3pm – Traidcraft Stall

NOTICES

We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Please make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do go online at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com to find out more about St Giles.

Walsingham Pilgrimage for Healing and Renewal on Bank Holiday Monday (tomorrow). Sung Mass will be at 12.00 noon and at 2.45pm Laying On of Hands, Sprinkling and Benediction.

Our next Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 31 August at 7.30pm when Jonathan Hooton takes us on ‘A Virtual Tour around Norwich’s French Borough’.

Do support St Giles Patronal Festival weekend! Come to the Fete next Saturday 2nd Sept (11-2) lots of stalls and events for you and your family to enjoy – super raffle (to be drawn at 1.30pm), tasty barbecue, interesting bric-a-brac, cake stall, morning coffee, cream teas and fun stalls. Children’s activities include Bouncy Castle, Tombola and Parachuting Teddies! Absolutely everybody is welcome! Please invite all your friends.

Come to our Patronal Festival Sung Mass next Sunday 3rd Sept (at which herbs will be blessed to commemorate the way Giles lived whilst a hermit). Take some herbs home and make something beautiful from them to share with someone else. We welcome the Dean of Norwich Cathedral, The Very Revd Jane Hedges, to preach. Do stay to celebrate after Mass with a glass of wine and enjoy the Auction – don’t forget your wallet, you never know what you will want to purchase! The church will be kept open during the afternoon with Traidcraft on sale – lovely new Crafts in the Autumn range!

The Bishop’s Garden will be open next Sunday (3 September) to raise funds for the Community Sports Foundation. Please do visit and support the young people.

The Heritage Open Days are from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September and the Norfolk Churches Trust annual cycle ride and walk is on Sat 9th September, 9am-5pm. Volunteers are needed to staff the church – please do sign up on the list at the back of church. Anyone who would like to take part in the ride/walk should ask Fr Darren for a sponsorship form. The money raised is split between the Trust and St Giles. Please do sponsor those taking part!

Our Harvest Festival Mass and bring-and-share lunch is on Sunday 10th September. Do sign up on the list at the back of church with what you can bring along for the lunch. Thank you.

Great News – St Giles will be open some weekends! Lesley and Jen are kindly going to open the church on weekends when they are free. We thank them both, and hope it will be a rewarding ministry.

Our August Charity is the Children’s Society. You can help to increase our giving to this charity by making a donation (gift-aided if possible) in the collecting box by the charity display.

The next opportunity for confirmation will be at the Cathedral in November. If you are interested in being confirmed then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading classes this autumn.

A plea from the Rector! I’m not very good at managing the church door as people leave Mass on a Sunday. I’m always keen to catch the newcomer or someone who needs a pastoral word and there is not time to speak to you all! What would really help is if you could write me a note for the post tray or email me with any questions or information for me – I do respond very quickly to these. I hope that this will help both you (no frustration waiting in turn to speak to me) and me (freed up to talk to visitors / pilgrims). Thank you. Fr Darren

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Service sheet for 20th August

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 20th August 2017

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

God called the people of Israel and also calls each of us. We know that we will face difficulties but we are challenged to live justly and do what is right and to be reconciled to one another.

The President and Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney.

(Fr Darren is away on Rural Dean duties at St George Colegate)

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 485 Thy hand, O God, has guided

Psalm 67

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors The word of the Lord endures for ever

The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Matthew 15:10-28

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 311 We pray thee, heavenly Father

Communion Hymn 72 My faith looks up to thee

Recessional Hymn 188 Ye who own the faith of Jesus

Organ Voluntary Bach – Fugue in C major (BWV 545)

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St George, Tombland – Clergy: John Minns, Maggie Diffey; Reader: Kevin Mitchelson; Synod Reps: John Brydon, Kevin Mitchelson, Melanie Kent. Fabric Officers, Vergers, Servers, Church Cleaners and Flower Arrangers. Deanery Vision of growing closer together in God’s love that we embrace and rejoice in our unity and diversity.

2017 Church motto text Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinands Tracy Williams and Annie Blyth

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

The Deanery is on Facebook at @Norwicheastdeanery – do ‘like’ and ‘post’ events.

https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST

Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading Nigel Simpson 2nd Reading Rhiannon Wassell Intercessions John Baldry Chalice David Johnson Servers Jonny Green and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Monday 21 August 7.30pm Bible Study at 37 Havelock Rd

Tuesday 22 August 12 noon Said Mass

Wednesday 23 August 10.00am Breakfast at Bloomers, West Pottergate

Friday 25 August 10.00am Said Mass

Sunday 27 August Trinity11 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Preacher Fr Peter Varney

NOTICES

We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Please make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do go online at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com to find out more about St Giles.

Drawings in the Archives: The Visual Record of Norwich’s Medieval Churches, 1700-2017 is a free exhibition at the Norfolk Record Office which opens on 21 August 2017. Based on new research, this exhibition explores the rich visual record of Norwich’s medieval parish churches. Since 1700, artists, antiquarians and archaeologists have drawn the City’s churches in diverse ways. The remarkable archive that they have left reveals information about the churches that would otherwise be lost and encourages us to look again, and look differently, at these familiar landmarks.

The Bible Study on Monday (see diary) will be on Acts chapters 21-24. Jonathan Trench has kindly agreed to lead two studies on the last eight chapters of Acts. You are very welcome to join us!

Breakfast at Bloomers Cafe on Wed 23 August. Churchwarden Rowena has had an idea to help us further engage with West Pottergate. She is organising a 10.00am breakfast (buy your own) at Bloomers on the estate. Do speak to her for more details (max 10 people – sign up at back of church).

Walsingham Pilgrimage for Healing and Renewal on Monday 28 August – 12 noon Sung Mass; 2.45pm Laying On of Hands, Sprinkling and Benediction.

Our next Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 31 August at 7.30pm when Jonathan Hooton takes us on ‘A Virtual Tour around Norwich’s French Borough’.

Our Parish Fete will be on Saturday 2 September which is our Patronal Festival weekend. Lots of helpers will be needed! Do have a think as to whether you can help and bring in a raffle prize, books and good bric-a-brac. Why not bake a cake as well! Please do speak to Elsie or Rodney about this.

St Giles Festival Sunday 3 September We welcome the Dean of Norwich Cathedral, the Very Revd Jane Hedges, to preach at our Patronal Festival. Do stay after Mass for the ‘Fun Auction’, and the church will be kept open during the afternoon with Traidcraft on sale – don’t forget your wallet!

Great News – St Giles will be open some weekends! Lesley and Jen are kindly going to open the church on weekends when they are free. We thank them both, and hope it will be a rewarding ministry.

Our August Charity is the Children’s Society. You can also increase our giving to this charity by making a donation (gift-aided if possible) in the collecting box by the charity display.

Our Parish Share next year will be £31,339. This means that we shall be paying a further £836, an increase of 2.74% over our 2017 Parish Share. It is thankfully much less than the huge increases of the last few years. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry

The next opportunity for confirmation will be at the Cathedral in November. If you are interested in being confirmed then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading classes this autumn.

A plea from the Rector! I need your help! I’m not very good at managing the church door as people leave Mass on a Sunday. I’m always keen to catch the newcomer or someone who needs a pastoral word. I often have regular folks wanting to ask me questions or give me dates and notices. The trouble is that I end up going home and not remembering what people have told me! What would really help is if you could write me a note for the post tray or email me – I do respond very quickly to notes or emails. I hope that this arrangement will help both you (no frustration waiting in turn to speak to me) and me (freed up to talk to visitors / pilgrims). Thank you. Fr Darren

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Service sheet for 13th August

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 13th August 2017

The Blessed Virgin Mary

Let us rejoice today in the God who never loses faith in us. Whatever our background, whatever our weaknesses, whatever troubles there may be in our lives, may our worship strengthen our faith in the one who alone has the power to save.

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

We welcome back the St Giles Singers who will be singing: Choral Introit: Elgar – Ave Maria; Communion Anthem: Elgar – Ave Verum Corpus; Coronation Mass setting by Mozart

Our Speaker today is Ordinand Tracy Williams.

Do stay for a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the Celebration Hymnal.

Introit Hymn Sheet Joy to thee Queen! Within thine ancient dowry

Psalm 45

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Mary has been taken up into heaven;

All the choirs of the angels are rejoicing.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 1:46-55

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 300 Immaculate Mary, our hearts are on fire

Communion Hymn 62 Ave Maria, O Maiden, O Mother

Recessional Hymn Sheet Hail, Holy Queen enthroned above

Organ Voluntary Franck – Piece Heroic

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St John, Timberhill and St Julian, Norwich – Clergy: Christopher Wood; Synod Reps: Shirley Buxton, Liz Kilshaw; Community of All Hallows in Norwich Julian Shrine – Sister Pamela and the community. Norwich Sea Cadet Unit – Chaplain: vacant. Norwich City Football Club – Chaplain: Arthur Bowles.

2017 Church motto text Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinands Tracy Williams and Annie Blyth

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST

Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Organist Ian Graydon 1st Reading Sue Prutton 2nd Reading Pat Dutton Intercessions Annie Blyth Chalice Pat Dutton Servers Annie Blyth, Karen Kiddell, Tracy Williams and Vikkie Shread

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Tuesday 15 August 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey

Friday 18 August 10.00am Said Mass

Sunday 20 August Trinity 10 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Fr Peter Varney

(Fr Darren is away on Rural Dean duties at St George Colegate)

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 56:1. 6-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-2a. 29-32; Matthew 15:10-28

NOTICES

We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Please make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do go online at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com to find out more about St Giles.

Congratulations to Sue Prutton celebrating her 75th birthday today!

We say goodbye to Ordinand Tracy and Bev today as they begin a new ministry at St Matthew, Thorpe Hamlet, and we hold them both in our prayers.

Fr Darren is away mid-week on holiday.

The Meditation Group will meet this Thursday at 5pm in a member’s house. Please contact Claire Vaughan Smith (618957) for venue details. (This Group will no longer be meeting in Church.)

Correction re Assumptiontide at Walsingham Mon 14 Aug 3pm Lecture, St Mary’s; 5.30pm Vespers (Shrine Church) – no Mass; 8.15pm Ecumenical Torchlight Procession from St. Mary’s.

The next Bible Study will be on Monday 21 August at 7.30pm at 37 Havelock Rd – Acts 21-24.

Breakfast at Bloomers Cafe on Wed 23 August. Churchwarden Rowena has had an idea to help us further engage with West Pottergate. She is organising a 10.00am breakfast (buy your own) at Bloomers on the estate. Do speak to her for more details (max 10 people – sign up at back of church).

Walsingham Pilgrimage for Healing and Renewal on Monday 28 August – 12 noon Sung Mass; 2.45pm Laying on of Hands, Sprinkling and Benediction.

Our next Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 31 August at 7.30pm when Jonathan Hooton takes us on ‘A Virtual Tour around Norwich’s French Borough’.

Next Stalls will be at our Parish Fete on Saturday 2 September, our Patronal Festival weekend. Do keep the date free in your diary! It is wonderful news that Upper St Giles want to support us and may have a street fair on the Sunday to complement what we are doing in Church.

St Giles Festival Sunday 3 September We welcome the Dean of Norwich Cathedral, the Very Revd Jane Hedges, to preach at our Patronal Festival. Traidcraft will also be on sale during the afternoon.

Your free copy of The Magazine (Jul/Aug) is available to take home from the back of church.

Our August Charity is the Children’s Society. Please look at the charities board for details. If you would like to make a personal donation to add to the PCC’s, then please put it in the box on the table by the board or pass it to the Treasurer. If you can, then please do Gift Aid your donation.

Our Parish Share next year will be £31,339. This means that we shall be paying a further £836, an increase of 2.74% over our 2017 Parish Share. It is thankfully much less than the huge increases of the last few years. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry

The next opportunity for confirmation will be at the Cathedral in November. If you are interested in being confirmed then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading classes this autumn.

A plea from the Rector! I need your help! I’m not very good at managing the church door as people leave Mass on a Sunday. I’m always keen to catch the newcomer or someone who needs a pastoral word. I often have regular folks wanting to ask me questions or give me dates and notices. The trouble is that I end up going home and not remembering what people have told me! What would really help is if you could write me a note for the post tray or email me – I do respond very quickly to notes or emails. I hope that this arrangement will help both you (no frustration waiting in turn to speak to me) and me (freed up to talk to visitors / pilgrims). Thank you. Fr Darren

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Service sheet for 6th August

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 6th August 2017

Transfiguration of Our Lord

Peter, James and John see the glory of Jesus revealed in a blaze of dazzling whiteness. So let us worship God, offering praise and thanksgiving for the revelation of Jesus, to whom all glory and kingship belongs.

The Speaker today is Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth.

Today’s Mass includes the ministry of healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or for a loved one, please go and sit in the Lady Chapel after communion. Revd Gillian Ireson will be assisting with this ministry today.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 178 ‘Tis good, Lord, to be here!

Psalm 97

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors I am the light of the world, says the Lord;

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness

but will have the light of life.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 9:28b-36

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 176 O vision blest of heavenly light

Communion Hymn 286 From glory to glory advancing

Recessional Hymn 234 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

Organ Voluntary Buxtehude – Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C

Deanery Prayer Calendar: Thorpe St Andrew – Clergy: James Stewart; Synod Reps: Ann Cox, Patience Skelton. Churchwardens, PCCs, Treasurers and PCC Secretaries across the Deanery. Thorpe and Heartease Christian Forum. Norwich North Deanery: Rural Dean Simon Stokes. Norwich South Deanery: Rural Dean Ian Dyble

2017 Church motto text Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinands Tracy Williams and Annie Blyth

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

The Deanery is on Facebook at @Norwicheastdeanery – do ‘like’ and ‘post’ events.

https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST

Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading Julia de Salis 2nd Reading Kate Baldry Intercessions Diana Lamb Chalice Jonny Green Servers John Baldry and Ben Shread Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Tuesday 8 August 12 noon Said Mass Dominic, 1221

Friday 11 August 10.00am Said Mass Clare of Assisi, 1253

7.30pm Film Club – please see the railings outside St Giles for details

Sunday 13 August The Assumption 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for the Festival of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary We will be joined by the St Giles Singers.

Speaker: Ordinand Tracy Williams Celebratory glass of ‘bubbly’ after Mass wishing Sue Prutton best wishes on her 75th birthday.

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 61:10-11; Psalm 45:11-18; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55

NOTICES

We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Please make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do go online at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com to find out more about St Giles.

Do visit the Traidcraft Stall today and collect your free sample of laundry liquid! Do borrow a catalogue or look online at http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk (where you can also view the Sale items).

Farewell to Tracy and Bev After the Mass next Sunday we will be wishing Tracy and Bev well as they leave St Giles. Tracy will begin a new pathway training for ordination, attached to St Matthew, Thorpe Hamlet, and training with ERMC. Please do come so that we can give them a good send-off!

Next Sunday we also welcome back the St Giles Singers to enhance our worship for the Festival of the Assumption.

Assumptiontide On Monday 14th August the Assumptiontide Lecture will be delivered in St Mary’s Church, Walsingham, at 3p.m. There will be a Sung Mass (Shrine Church) 8.15pm, then an Ecumenical Torchlight Procession beginning at St. Mary’s which will be followed by fireworks.

The next Bible Study will be on Monday 21st August at 7.30pm when we shall be looking at parts of The Acts of the Apostles.

Walsingham Pilgrimage for Healing and Renewal is on Monday 28th August with Sung Mass at 12 noon and Laying On of Hands, Sprinkling and Benediction 2.45pm. One of the special gifts of Walsingham is the ministry of healing offered at the Shrine. A spring of water marked the place where in medieval times the original Holy House was to be built. Thousands of pilgrims have drunk water from the well and found spiritual and physical renewal.

Next Stalls will be at our Parish Fete on Saturday 2nd September, our Patronal Festival weekend. Do keep the date free in your diary! It is wonderful news that Upper St Giles want to support us and may have a street fair on the Sunday to compliment what we are doing in Church.

St Giles Festival Sunday 3rd September We welcome the Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Revd Jane Hedges, to preach at our Patronal Festival.

The Magazine for July and August is available at the back of church, free, for you to take home. It includes the Diocesan Prayer Calendar that we are encouraged to use in our daily prayers.

Our August Charity is the Children’s Society. Please look at the charities board for details. The PCC gives a donation to our chosen charity on behalf of us all. If you would like to make a personal donation then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charity of the Month display board or pass it to the Treasurer. If you can, then please do Gift Aid your donation.

Our Parish Share next year will be £31339. This means that we shall be paying a further £836, an increase of 2.74% over our 2017 Parish Share. It is thankfully much less than the huge increases of the last few years. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry

The next opportunity for confirmation will be at the Cathedral in November. If you haven’t been confirmed and are interested then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading confirmation classes this autumn.

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