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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 raise funds for St Giles by shopping online – at zero extra cost to you!

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!

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Click for St Giles Church Graffham page with regular reflections and information about our parish
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Click for YouTube channel with recent Parish Services and Community videos, including ‘The Village of Graffham reads the Christmas Story’

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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.

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‘Graffham Through a Thousand Years’

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For a copy of this reprinted book by Frederick Barrett detailing Graffham’s history in exchange for a donation, please contact hello@stgilesgraffham.org

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May Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II rest in peace and rise in glory.

The parish of Graffham with Woolavington extends its deepest sympathies to all the Royal family on the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

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All is Safely Gathered In

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Harvest weekend 1-2 October, arranging flowers, singing, coming to ‘Sing in the Harvest’, providing refreshments, cooking for, or attending the Harvest Lunch. It’s been a proper celebration of harvest in our rural parish!

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Sponsored Walk St Giles Graffham to Chichester Cathedral

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored a walker to walk from St Giles Church to Chichester Cathedral on Monday 3 October.

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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.

Ed and Lucy’s wonderful wedding in September this year. Congratulations!

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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?

Ribbons on Ukraine cherry tree in St Giles Churchyard
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.

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Night Prayer

Click on the CANDLE below for a service to use or download.

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Safeguarding

Our safeguarding officer is Sonya Gillespie Click on the link for our safeguarding page https://www.stgilesgraffham.org/policies/safeguarding/

Graffham Parish News’ October edition is out for distribution now.  If you haven’t got your copy yet and can’t wait, you can read it online here.

Inside, it reports on how the village bade adieu to our late Queen and greeted the reign of the new King, while on the cover is the village’s diamond pair, John and Rosemary, who recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. It also includes extensive photo coverage of the summer fete. We meet new neighbours Peter and Gillian Charlesworth, of Squirrels, while Michael Pettifer chooses his Graffham Down Tracks and Pauline Goodwin’s chronicles look at a record of what the village was like in 75 years and beyond. Plus all the other latest village news fit to print. 

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.

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St Giles’ Church Services

Our Parish Eucharist takes place every Sunday at 10.30am. NB On Third Sundays BCP Matins or Holy Communion at 9am is followed by Family Service at 10.30am. Children are welcome at all our services.

We are delighted when our six bells ring before services. For information about bell ringing please visit our menu.

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All Saints’ Chapel Services

BCP Evensong with piano accompaniment takes place on Second Sundays at 6pm.

Next Sunday Service at All Saints Chapel: Evensong 9 October 6pm

Morning Prayer is offered on Tuesdays at 9.30am, followed by our Pilgrim Study Group from 10 to 11am.

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Graffham Archive website

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 enables 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

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Graffham w. Woolavington Trustee Annual Report

Click on the link for our Annual Report page https://www.stgilesgraffham.org/donate/annual-report/

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Contact us

Revd Vivien on 01798 867199 or reverendvivien@gmail.com for parish enquiries.

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Defibrillator

A defibrillator is available at Graffham Infant School during the week in term times, otherwise in the church.

Remember to call 999 first.