It has been lovely to welcome our congregation back to Sunday morning services in church. We do, of course, still have 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.’ We ask that anyone attending a service leaves church in an orderly fashion at the end. We all very much look forward to the day when we can all meet socially at the end of our worship.
Our regular services in church are a Eucharist on Sundays at 11.00am and Evening Prayer at 6.00pm and, on most Wednesdays, Holy Communion at 10.00am. If we are unable to offer the Wednesday morning service in church, there will be Morning Prayer instead. Whenever possible, we will continue to make our services available to join via Zoom. If you are unable to attend church in person but would like to join any of our 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’s booklets are still available 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 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 during office hours.
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
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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