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You can now help safeguard the future of Graffham’s historic St Giles Church whenever you buy virtually anything online – from your weekly shop or one-off purchase to your annual holiday or insurance cover – and all at no additional cost to you.
It works through easyfundraising, the UK’s biggest charity fundraising site. It’s simple to use, and it’s free. Click here to find out how it works and how you can sign up to help.
There are lots of other ways you can help look after our village’s beautiful church and everything it does for the community. Click here to see how easy it is.
And thanks to the many who are already rallying to the cause!
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.
‘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
New Year at Graffham
We are thankful much-needed Christmas Services have taken place this year. If you can, visit St Giles to view our crib nestled under the communion table. Take a moment to reflect on the gift of hope offered by the Christ-child and pray for our world.
St Giles’ Church Services
Our Parish Eucharist takes place every Sunday at 10.30am. NB On Third Sundays BCP Matins or Holy Communion is offered at 9am, followed by Parish Eucharist or a special Word Service at 10.30am. Children are welcome at all our services. Our Third Sunday Service at 10.30am is offered with families in mind.
Next Sunday Service at St Giles Church: 23 January Parish Eucharist 10.30am
Next Third Sunday Services at St Giles Church: 20 February BCP Matins 9am & Family Eucharist 10.30am
We are delighted when our six bells ring before services. For information about bell ringing please visit our menu.
All Saints’ Chapel Services
BCP Evensong with piano accompaniment takes place on Second Sundays at 6pm. Morning Prayer is offered on Tuesdays at 9.30am.
Next Service at All Saints Chapel: 9 January Evensong 6pm
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 and weddings page on our menu bar.
Click on the CANDLE below for a service to use or download.
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 available at St Giles during church opening times, in the vestry cupboard.
Remember to call 999 first.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18 to 25 January
Join Petworth Area Christians Together in celebrating cordial relationships between our churches, at Sacred Heart Church in Petworth on Sunday 23 January at 3pm.
Pray too for our local churches on the following days in January:
17 For Tillington, Duncton, Upwaltham, Fittleworth and Stopham.
18 For Kirdford, Plaistow, Wisborough Green.
19 For Lurgashall, Northchapel, Ebernoe.
20 For Sutton, Bignor, Coates, Barlavington, Burton & the RC Churches in Petworth and Duncton.
21 For the United Reformed Church Petworth, and for Graffham.
New Graffham Archive website launch
To see Graffham Archive online go to: www.graffhamarchive.co.uk then enter your email address and create your own password
Graffham Archives’ new website has now gone live – enabling you to find virtually everything available there is to know about the village’s past from the comfort of your own home, office or school – including every back copy of Graffham Parish News from 1987. With a full search capability, you can see more than a hundred vintage postcards featuring Graffham’s buildings, people and views and read documents and memories of days gone by.
Contact Graffham Archivist Robin Brind at GraffhamArchive@outlook.com
First Graffham Parish News of 2022 ready to read now!
The first edition of Graffham Parish News for 2022 – and the first produced by its new team of editors – is being circulated now, but, if you don’t have a copy, you can download one by clicking on the image above.
Jeeva and Vasu beam on the front cover, with the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, after she presented him with his BEM medal, with a full report and more pictures inside. Other features include an interview with Lavington Stud’s new owners, a review of the year, Graffham Parish Council Chairman Simon Mackie choosing his ‘Graffham Down Discs’, local historian Pauline Goodwin and Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Michael Blencowe taking differing looks at ‘Sussex diamonds’, and a new year quiz.
An archive of recent back copies of your favourite village read is available here.
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/