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First church in Diocese to install this Eco-heating system!
Support our ‘rosy cheeks’ appeal for a new heating system to warm up St Giles
St Giles Church is set to get a new form of heating, after the Parochial Church Council (PCC) approved the installation of a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly, cost effective method of keeping its congregation cosy and giving a warm welcome to visitors on even the chilliest of days. Read all about it here!
All donations will be warmly appreciated (excuse the pun!) towards what the PCC is light-heartedly referring to as its ‘rosy cheeks’ appeal. To make a contribution, click on this link to go to the special St Giles Rosy Cheeks Appeal page at our GiveALittle fund-raising site.
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 email@example.com
Taize Prayer for Peace
Sunday 7 August at 6pm
Song, prayer and silence. All are welcome to this short ecumenical service based around a pattern of worship from the Taize community.
Weddings at St Giles
We are so pleased couples can marry now in the company of family and friends, and are delighted weddings are taking 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 here.
Recent Special Occasions
Confirmation by Bishop Will at St Giles Church, Wedding Blessings for Yvonne and Patrick, and Holly and Lewis, and Wedding of Purdy and Craig. We are so happy for you all!!
To Ukrainian friends in Graffham. May you find our village a place of welcome and sanctuary and know nothing but kindness here.
Can you host a Ukrainian family?
If you have accommodation locally and have been considering whether you can host a Ukrainian individual or family, you likely have lots of questions about what is involved – which this website, set up by local Sussex people, is likely to be able to answer, while providing plenty of good advice.
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1.5
Almighty God We pray for safety for those who live in fear, and resolution of conflict for the troubled country of Ukraine, that its people may live once again in peace, Amen
Click on the CANDLE below for a service to use or download.
Revd Vivien on 01798 867199 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Graffham Infant School during the week in term times, otherwise in the playground outbuilding. Look for sign on door.
Remember to call 999 first.
Graffham Parish News’ August edition is out for distribution now. If you haven’t got your copy yet and can’t wait, you can read it online here.
On the front cover, Graffham Garden Group committee members show off blooms at their summer show. Inside, with Graffham Tennis Club’s tennis week just concluded, there’s a look back at the history of the sport in the village, a special report on how Lavington’s Jan Andersen is delivering aid and support to Ukraine, and a tribute to the late Jo Crow. Empire Hall’s Liz Nicholson chooses her Graffham Down Discs, and we meet new neighbours the Aparicios of Pescod’s. Looking ahead, there are details of August Bank Holiday’s Graffham Fete, the annual parish sponsored walk, Harvest Festival plans, concerts and a play at the Empire Hall – and much, much more!
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.
What a brilliant display!
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
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.
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, followed by our Pilgrim Study Group from 10 to 11am.
Next Sunday Service at All Saints Chapel: Evensong 10 July 6pm
Graffham w. Woolavington Trustee Annual Report
Click on the link for our Annual Report page https://www.stgilesgraffham.org/donate/annual-report/