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We hold regular weekly services at St Giles each Sunday at 10.30am, and All Saints Chapel at 6pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.  In addition we offer the following special events and services to enrich the life and worship of this parish in September & October:

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ST GILES DAY ‘CHURCH ON SUNDAY’ EUCHARIST Sunday 1 September at 10.30am

Everyone is welcome at St Giles Church for our family-friendly CHURCH ON SUNDAY’ Eucharist celebrating our PATRONAL FESTIVAL.

Children are invited to bring their SCHOOL BAGS to church for a special blessing.

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‘PILGRIMS’ NEW GROUP beginning Tuesday 10 September at 10am

An hour of discussion and reflection to accompany and encourage one another on our Christian journeys.  Followed by refreshments at 11am.  Occasional outings.  Please ask Reverend Vviien for more information if you are interested.  All welcome.

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‘RIDE AND STRIDE’ SPONSORED EVENT Saturday 14 September across Sussex from 9am

A sponsored walk, cycle or horse ride visiting the churches of Sussex, equally supporting the Sussex Historic Churches Trust and our own parish of Graffham with Woolavington.  Sponsor Reverend Vivien or participate in Ride and Stride yourself, walking with Revd Vivien and Phillip, or planning your own route.  

Sponsor forms and lists of open churches are available now in St Giles Church.  For further information see:

https://www.sussexhistoricchurchestrust.org.uk/ride_and_stride_pre_event.html

https://www.sussexhistoricchurchestrust.org.uk/include/PDF/BR04-Sponsor-Form.pdf

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SUE HILL ART GALLERY OPEN EVENT Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September from 11am to 4pm each day

Paintings, cards, books and refreshments at Graffham House, with donation plate and percentage for St Giles Church Fund.

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TAIZE PRAYER ECUMENICAL WORSHIP Sunday 15 September at 6pm

Taize prayer offers an opportunity for spiritual reflection and refreshment in the peaceful surroundings of All Saints Chapel Graffham.  Discover the chapel just across the road from our Graffham Community Shop, indicated by a wooden cross on the chapel wall.  All are welcome in this place.

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HARVEST FESTIVAL PARISH EUCHARIST Sunday 22 September at 10.30am

Thanking God for the Harvest and the fruitfulness of the earth.

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HARVEST SUPPER COMMUNITY EVENT Friday 27 September at the Empire Hall at 7pm

Just bring a plate of food and something to drink to share at our annual Harvest Supper for the whole village community.  This year we also welcome Jenny Andersson to inspire us in a short harvest supper talk to tread more softly on the earth entrusted to us by God.

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MICHAELMAS PARISH EUCHARIST Sunday 29 September at 10.30am

We look forward to welcoming Revd. Mark Rudall to preach at this service.  Mark is a Waterways Chaplain and ministers on the rivers Wey & Basingstoke.   He is a retired Anglican minister with a strong love of the waterways through many years of owning steam launches.

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COTILLION FOLK CONCERT COMMUNITY EVENT THE LAST RIDE HOMESaturday 5 October at St Giles Church at 7pm

An evening concert by traditional Sussex-based Folk group Cotillion offering songs and readings inspired by the change in farming from horse-drawn to mechanized agriculture.  With refreshments available in interval.  In aid of Parish funds.   Tickets available from the Graffham Fete,  at Sue Hill’s Art Gallery weekend and from 1 September at the Graffham Community Shop.  Tickets now also available online from Ticket Tailor: 

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/stgileschurchgraffham/291169

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ST FRANCIS’ TIDE ‘CHURCH ON SUNDAY’ EUCHARIST Sunday 6 October at 10.30am

Everyone welcome to St Giles Church for our family-friendly Eucharist at ST FRANCIS’ TIDE 

A Service celebrating and giving thanks for the natural world.

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ST LUKE’S TIDE HEALING EUCHARIST on Sunday 13 October

A Service focusing on the healing ministry of the Church.  This service will provide an opportunity for anointing for healing.

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PET SERVICE PARISH EUCHARIST on Sunday 20 October

Bring your pets for blessing at our annual service at St Giles Church giving thanks for the companionship and love they offer.

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