Special Events

  • Tue
    6:00 pmSt Giles Church Hall

    Lemon and sugar, or golden syrup? What's your favourite? However you like your pancakes, why not join us to enjoy them on Shrove Tuesday 13th February? We'll be serving up lovely homemade pancakes in the church hall from 6pm for just £1 per person. There will be lots of toppings, plus a quiz and a pancake decorating contest! See you then!

  • Sat
    10am-4pmSt Giles Church

    Join us for our St Giles Day Celebrations:

    10am - 11.30amCoffee Morning in the Church Hall 

    10am - 4pm | Now that’s what I call Durham, 1960s, 70s & 80s Exhibition | Michael Richardson will present a exhibition of photographs of Durham in the St Giles Parish Centre. Entry is via donation, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

    11.45am - 12.30pm | Organ Recital for St Giles Day | Andrew Robinson will be performing a special organ recital for St Giles Day. This will take place after the coffee morning in the hall. Entry by donation.

  • Wed
    12 - 2pmSt Giles Church

    Health Trainers from the NHS Well Being for Life scheme will be visiting St Giles on Wednesday 6 September between 12-2pm. This free service offers 1-1 and group health and wellbeing support, including health checks, healthy lifestyle talks/presentations and also personalised support with healthy eating etc. Please invite folk to come along to this.

  • Wed
    7:00 pmSt Giles Parish Centre

    7pm, Wednesday 19 September | Michael Richardson will give a slide show - ‘New Discoveries’ plus a selection of photographs of ‘Gilesgate Past’ in the St Giles Parish Centre. There will be a quiz, with one of Michael’s books as a prize. Admission by donation. All Welcome. 

  • Sun
    6:00 pmSt Giles Church

    Our annual All Souls' Day service will take place at 6pm on Sunday 4 November. If you will be at our All Souls Service and would like the names of any of your loved ones read out during the service, please write their name on the list in St Giles, or email them to During the service, we will first read the names of those of who have died this year. All welcome to this service. 

  • Fri
    7:00 pmSt Giles Church Hall

    On Friday 30 November, St Giles will host a Beetle Drive with pie and peas supper. Tickets are £3 for adults, £1 for children. Everyone welcome. Please contact to sign up. 

  • Sat
    10am-4pmSt Giles Church

    Explore the hidden secrets of old Durham with an exhibition of historic photographs curated by local author Michael Richardson of the Gilesgate Archive

    Michael will be available to speak to throughout the day.

    Entry is by donation to Church funds.
    Refreshments available.

  • Sat
    4:00 pmSt Giles' Church

    Little Lights have had a lovely crib made which is standing outside the church door, and have also set up a nativity trail to follow starting from the noticeboard at the bottom of St Giles' drive. 'Instructions' about the trail are displayed in the noticeboard.

    Also, the Gilesgate residents have organised their advent windows with the last 'window' being the church porch.  They have asked us to let you know the following, which is within the special Covid-19 guidelines for the Christmas period:

    The Gilesgate Advent Windows Calendar” will conclude with the opening of the final window which is the Main door of St Giles church at 5pm on Thursday 24 December. This will be accompanied by some outside carol singing as permitted under the outdoor carolling covid rules. Each “Christmas Bubble must stay 2 metres apart and wear masks”. This will NOT be a led service, but carols will be played through a speaker and people will be welcome to join in with singing.

    Takeaway, Covid secure, mulled wine, tea and juice and mince pies/biscuits will be provided at the door of the Church Hall. Hand sanitiser will be provided. All welcome. Gather at 4.45 outside the church, remembering to stay with your Christmas Bubble and 2m apart from others. Wear a mask.

Regular Events

coffeeCoffee Morning

10.00 – 11.30 | 1st Saturday in the Month
St Giles Church

Come for coffee on the first Saturday in the month. Have a chat and a cuppa; meet old friends and make new ones!

Altar Cross smallWednesday Morning Communion followed by Coffee and a Chat

10.00 Service | 10.30 Coffee and Chat
Every Wednesday | St Giles Church

On Wednesday mornings you can come along to our weekday communion service.

If you do not wish to come to the service, you are welcome to pop along to the coffee and chat which follows the service.

BrothBroth and Bun Lunch

12.00 – 14.00 | 1st Wednesday in the Month
St Giles’ Church Hall

Come along to our free lunch!
A bowl of broth with a bun and a cup of tea.
Plenty of time to sit and chat

If you would like any further information about our regular events then please contact us.
Find out more about regular activities at St Giles’ including: