In line with many other churches in our Diocese, worship in church has been suspended for the time being. This remains under regular review. In the meantime, services will be available to join via Zoom at 11.00am on Sundays. Click here for the Readings, Reflection and notices for Sunday 21 February, the First Sunday of Lent.
Whenever possible, the following services will be available to join via Zoom:
11.00am Sunday – Eucharist/Service of the Word
6.00pm Sunday – Evening Prayer
10.00am Wednesday – Morning Prayer
If you would like to join in with these services, please contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of people have found the Daily Hope phone line helpful during lockdown. This is a freephone number available to all, 0800 804 8044. In addition, the following link will take you to the Church of England’s website where you can find daily prayers https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer.
Rev’d Abbey has compiled some booklets for us to share: ‘Book of Prayers and Reflections’, ‘Little Book of Comfort’ a ‘Book of Prayers for Reflection and Times of Stillness‘.
We want to emphasise that St Giles’ is here for everyone – if you or anyone you know would like to receive the prayer materials, weekly sheet or have a regular pastoral phone call please do let us know, and remember you can contact us by phone at any time.
The Parish Office is open on Tuesday mornings and Fridays, 0191 374 1079. If there is no answer, please leave a message and we will call back as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have an emergency, please ring Rev’d Abbey on 07377 146110 or email us at email@example.com
When normal services are able to resume, services are held in church at 11.00am on Sundays when it is, of course, necessary to strictly observe all the guidelines regarding social distancing and hygiene. You will be required to wear a mask and hand sanitiser will be available as you enter the church. You can read a summary of the guidelines here and there are clear instructions on entering the church about how to observe these protocols to keep everybody safe. In addition, our Bishops have specifically requested that ‘You should follow the guidance on the safe use of places of worship and must not mingle with anyone outside your household or support bubble when attending a place of worship.’
Rev’d Tom Glover
Priest in Charge
St Giles’ Church, Durham, St Mary’s Church, Sherburn and St Cuthbert’s Church, Shadforth
St Giles’ has been a place for people to meet and worship for over 900 years. Through our website you can find lots of information about the life of our church, from our regular services and special events, through to guides on how to book a christening/baptism, wedding or funeral, or how to hire one our rooms.
St Giles’ is a welcoming place for young and old. If you are a parent, you can find out about what we offer to children and families. If you enjoy music and singing, you can find out about joining our choir. We also have lots of social activities throughout the year for friends and family.
Above all, we are here to share the love of Christ, and you can find out more about us and our Christian Faith here.
Follow these quick links for information about:
- Christenings/Baptisms | Weddings | Funerals
- Contact the Priest-In-Charge or the Parish Office