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First church in Diocese to install this eco-heating system!

St Giles’ new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly, cost effective heating system is now installed and ready to keep visitors to our village church cosy this winter – after a fund-raising appeal earlier this year irreverently called Rosy Cheeks. Read all about it here!

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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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Click here to see how you can help safeguard our beautiful church and parish
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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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After the 10.30am Family Service. Bring and buy seeds to plant for this year. With coffee and cake. Supporting Ginny’s Tanzanian orphan project.

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Recent Special Event

‘Town and Gown’ hockey match in aid of our Church Bells. Revd Vivien Turner about to award trophies to Seaford & Graffham hockey teams.

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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!

Harriet and Joe’s wonderful wedding in frosty December. Congratulations!

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.

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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.

To Ukrainian friends in Graffham. May you find our village a place of welcome and sanctuary and know nothing but kindness here.

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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’ February 2023 is out for distribution now.  If you haven’t got your copy of our award-winning monthly parish mag yet and can’t wait, you can read it online here.

On the cover are members of the Graffham team that took part in the Town vs Gown hockey match after Christmas, renewing a long-standing tradition. Inside, you can read about the Revd Vivien marrying her youngest son, meet up with Roy. and Elsa Barden on their return to the village from Australia, and find out about plans for replacing Tangletrees with a state-of-the-art eco-home. Plus, there’s a ‘save-the-date’ for Graffham’s Easter Market, 2022’s weather report for the village and pictures of the donkeys, goats and sheep that joined in the Crib Service at Giles.

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 our 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.

All Saints’ Chapel Services

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

Next Sunday Service at All Saints Chapel: BCP Evensong 12 February 2023 at 4pm

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’ 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 in St Giles Church during services. A second defibrillator is available outside the Empire Hall in the village. Access code is on the Hall notice board.

Remember to call 999 first.