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HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh RIP

Dear friends, following news of the death of His Royal Highness Philip Duke of Edinburgh today, the parish of Graffham with Woolavington extends our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal family in the loss of a beloved husband, father and grandfather. We give thanks for the long life of a man who was the steadfast consort of our Queen and served this country well. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen

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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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Thanks! Christmas Fair raises almost £7,000

Huge thanks are due to so many people throughout the village for supporting Graffham St Giles’ virtual 2020 Christmas Fairs – resulting in a record-breaking almost £7,000 to help safeguard the future of our historic church and parish. For more detail, including who won what in the raffle and auction, click here

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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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St Giles is open for services. Matins and Parish Eucharist from Easter to Pentecost.

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9am Matins followed by 10.30am Parish Eucharist is our pattern of Services each Sunday until Pentecost which is 23 May, offering choice and flexibility and the benefit of small congregations.

NB No Matins 25 April when we look forward to the Baptism of Robert Whittington taking place during the Parish Eucharist that day. The APCM originally planned for 25 April will now take place on 23 May

Parish Eucharist will take place in the churchyard in fine weather, with hymns. Please bring your own garden chair if possible, though some chairs are available. Otherwise worshipping inside church with music by our little choir or organ. We warmly welcome families to our services at St Giles.

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Online worship continues

Please see below for our online Reading, Reflection and Prayers for the Third Sunday of Easter.

Reading for the Third Sunday of Easter – Acts 3.12-19
Reflection and Prayers for the Third Sunday of Easter

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Zoom Night Prayer every Wednesday at 7pm

Zoom Night Prayer is continuing on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. If you would like to join this quiet, reflective service please email hello@stgilesgraffham.org for a link to the service. Click on the CANDLE below for a service to use or download.

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Contact us

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

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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/

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Defibrillator

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.

APCM Postponed to 23 May

On Sunday 23 May the Parish Eucharist will be followed by our Annual Vestry Meeting and Parochial Church Meeting.

Please see Governance: 2020 APCM Documents on our menu bar for reports to read ahead of the APCM.

All whose names are on the Roll of Electors of the civil parishes within the ecclesiastical parish of Graffham with Woolavington can vote at the Vestry Meeting to elect Churchwardens.

All whose names are on the Electoral Roll of the ecclesiastical parish of Graffham with Woolavington can vote at the APCM to elect PCC members.

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Alleluia Christ is Risen! Thank you to everyone who has hosted Stations of the Cross‘ in Graffham gardens

It has been much appreciated by us all.

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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.

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Foxy April 2021 Graffham Parish News has crept out of the bracken – read here!

April 2021’s edition of Graffham Parish News is being circulated now throughout the village, but, if you don’t have a copy, you can download one by clicking on its front cover, above.

Besides this amazing fox painting by villager Clive McBrain on the cover, it features all the usual latest news from across the community, including details of the Easter Stations of the Cross and the up-coming Empire Hall spring event.

An archive of back copies of your favourite village read is being built up here too.

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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/