You are Welcome Here
…to our fantastic Parish Giving Scheme donors and other supporters!
Thanks to everyone who has provided financial support to St Giles in the past year when the pandemic has challenged us in every way. With our ability to raise funds in the usual ways curtailed so severely, donations through our Parish Giving Scheme in particular have greatly helped keep our church alive, providing our mission and ministry in our parish and beyond.
If you would like to join the many others already helping safeguard the future or our historic church and everything it does for our parish by making a regular or one-off donation, click here to see how easy it is.
Parish Eucharist at St Giles Church – Service Booklet
Knock and it shall be opened unto you Matthew 7.7 Click or tap on our West Door for the text of our Parish Eucharist Service.
All Saints Chapel Services
All are welcome to share in worship in this delightful chapel just across the road from Graffham Village Shop.
The Chapel is open daily for private prayer.
Morning Prayer takes place each Tuesday at 9am and Evensong on the second Sunday of the month at 6pm. Please Note these two Services are pausing during the summer however.
Next Morning Prayer Service is Tuesday 7 September at 9am
Next Evensong Service is Sunday 12 September at 6pm
‘Graffham Through a Thousand Years’
For a copy of this reprinted book by Frederick Barrett detailing Graffham’s history in exchange for a donation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Weddings at St Giles
We are so pleased couples can marry now in the company of family and friends, and are delighted many postponed weddings have now taken place at St Giles Church. Congratulations to you all!
If you are considering your own wedding in the not too distant future, Reverend Vivien will be happy to discuss with you. See contact details below.
Watch Church Notices for September on video here!
Services at St Giles Church from 25 July.
From 25 July until September there will be one Common Worship Parish Eucharist Service every Sunday at 10.30am at St Giles Church.
Our next Prayer Book Service at St Giles will be BCP Holy Communion on Sunday 19 September at 9am. BCP Evensong at All Saints Chapel will be on Sunday 12 September at 6pm.
A new Family Worship Service begins Sunday 19 September at 10.30am. See ‘Bring Your Bike to Church’ Sunday notice on this page.
For maximum safety, we continue to encourage worshippers to wear a face covering to services and take seats well spaced apart from each other in church. We will continue to use our churchyard for services in fine weather during the summer. Chairs are available, though please bring your own garden chair if you wish.
We welcome the opportunity to sing together again. Usual congregation numbers allow us to do so inside or outside church. Careful consideration will be given as to whether singing takes place for occasional services with larger congregations.
Wednesday evening Zoom Night Prayer has drawn to a close at present. If you would like to continue using this quiet, reflective service, click on the CANDLE below for a service to use or download.
Online worship pauses for a while
…as we consider how best to continue offering worship in our parish that is accessible, welcome and practical.
Revd Vivien on 01798 867199 or email@example.com for parish enquiries.
Our safeguarding officer is Sonya Gillespie Click on the link for our safeguarding page https://www.stgilesgraffham.org/policies/safeguarding/
A defibrillator is now available at all times at St Giles. See the sign on the outside door of the Boiler Room on the North side of the church, just inside the low wall.
Remember to call 999 first.
Scroll down here for an online copy of the Graffham Parish News!
‘Bring Your Bike to Church’ Sunday!!! on 19 September at 10.30am
St Giles Church is set in the beautiful location of the South Downs National Park, with many visiting cyclists to our village. ‘Bring your Bike to Church’ Sunday at our church gives thanks for the benefits cycling provides for the wellbeing of the environment and adults and children alike. All are welcome to join this short word service which includes The Blessing of the Bicycles. Bring your bike in its Sunday best!
This is the first of a new regular monthly service of Family Worship each third Sunday at St Giles Church.
‘Bring Your Bike to Church’ on Sunday 19 September at 10.30am
Family Eucharist on Sunday 17 October at 10.30am
Halloween Service at dusk, that is 5pm on Sunday 31 October. Bring your pumpkin lanterns.
Two weddings and a fete -it’s all in August’s Graffham Parish News
August 2021’s edition of Graffham Parish News – with this lovely photo of a fritillary butterfly on its cover – is being circulated now, but, if you don’t have a copy, you can download one by clicking on the image above.
It’s packed with all the news from across the village, with photos of the latest two couples to tie the knot at St Giles Church, previews of this month’s village fete and next month’s ‘bring your bike to church’ family service, a tribute to the late Camilla Bosanquet, whose ashes will be buried next month, and a fascinating history of Graffham’s water supplies, by Pauline Goodwin.
An archive of recent back copies of your favourite village read is available here. Earlier editions will be able to view online soon in a soon-to-be-launched Village Archive website.
We are thankful to be able to deliver our magazine free of charge each month to all parish residents and online here. If you would like to help us continue to produce this first class village resource, please click on this link.
Thoughts for the Day for Sundays
Click on the Open Door of our church for a Thought for the Day for each Sunday. Archive of reflections also available here.
Graffham w. Woolavington Trustee Annual Report
Click on the link for our Annual Report page https://www.stgilesgraffham.org/donate/annual-report/