Service sheet for 31st July

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 31st July 2016

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

“If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above.” God can lift us out of our earthly concerns, renew us in the things of heaven and help us to lead lives that witness to peace and justice. Let us open our hearts to God in prayer, praise and thanksgiving.

Thanks to Fr Peter Varney who is the President and Preacher at the Mass today.

(The Rector is away on holiday).

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

Introit Hymn 234 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

Psalm 49

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors We do not live by bread alone;

But by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 12:13-21

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 273 And now, O Father, mindful of the love

Communion Hymn 276 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

Recessional Hymn 498 Son of God, eternal Saviour

Organ Voluntary Vivaldi (arr. Bach) Concerto in A minor (1st movement)

Readings next week: Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3. 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Peter Mancroft – Clergy: Robert Avery; Readers: Alison Atkins, John Pountain, Gill Persicke; Synod Reps: Alison Atkins, Richard Turk, Geoffrey Woolsey-Brown. The Mancroft Advice Project. Chaplaincy to the Theatre Royal. Ministry to visitors. Those working with the homeless.

2016 Church motto text ‘Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.’ Psalm 85 v.10 (King James Bible)

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Fr. Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinands Tracy Williams and Annie Blyth

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

Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) –

TraidcraftKate Baldry is our ‘rep’ – do contact her for orders (no delivery charge) Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580


Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell

1st Reading Julia de Salis 2ndReading Charlotte Ellerby

Intercessions Tracy Williams Chalice Ian Mayers

Servers Jonnyand Lindsey Green Organist IanGraydon


Tonight 6.30pm Evening Prayer at Douro House

Tuesday 2 Aug 12 noonNoon Prayers led by Carol Cullum

Thursday 4 Aug 5.00pm Meditation Group in the Prayer Room

Friday 5 Aug 10.00am Said Mass Oswald King of Northumbria, 642

7.30pm Film Club – see railings outside church for details

Sunday 7 Aug Trinity 11 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with healing ministry by Revd Gillian Ireson


We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens and stay to chat over coffee.

Our Meditation Group meets this Thursday – enter church via the Priest’s door from 4.50 onwards. If you’re interested please do speak to Claire or email her at

Next Sunday is the Norwich 10K Road Race. It shouldn’t affect access to St Giles but some roads may be closed.

Traidcraft will be available next Sunday -thereafter it will be heldevery first Sunday of the month. Traidcraft will also be available over the Heritage weekend and this will include craft items.

We welcome back the St Giles Singers for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sunday 14th August. The music is always delightful and this time will include Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Please do come!

Our next Interesting Talk will be on 25 August with Dr Lucy Wrapson, Conservator and Research Associate, Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge University. She recently completed conservation work on the Rood Screen at St Mary’s Church, Elsing (near Dereham).

St Giles Church Fête will be on Saturday 27th August from 11.00am to 3.00pm in the church and grounds. Please do come and enjoy all the stalls and events – super raffle, 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 for a really fun day. We need people to help man the stalls especially the Raffle and to relieve at odd times on the other stalls. If you could only manage a couple of hours, that would be great. Please bring in donations of Jewellery, Raffle prizes, good Bric-a-brac, and Cakes, Jams etc. Monetary donations towards ingredients would be much appreciated. Many thanks, Elsie and Pat.

This month’s charity is the Magdalene Group. Take a look at the Charities notice board to find out more. 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.

The Magazine for July and August with Diocesan news, daily prayer calendar and very interesting articles is available free at the back of church for you to take your copy.

Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.

Please do bring in any bottles you would like to donate for consumption at church events. We are running low and especially need white wine. Thank you very much!

Have you looked at our parish website recently? Just go to and click on the links – it is well worth a look. You can receive an email copy of the newsletter as soon as it is produced by clicking on the FOLLOW box at the bottom on the right hand side of the first screen, give your email details and sign up. You will now get the newsletter by email each week!

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