Sat11Jun201610.30-12.00St Giles' Church Hall
Join the St Giles' Mothers' Union for their annual strawberry fair. There will be tea and scones with strawberry jam. Raffle and cake stall as well! Proceeds from the fair go toward the Mothers' Union Overseas Fund.
Sun12Jun20166:00 pmSt Giles Church
St Giles' is celebrating its dedication festival with a special service at 6pm on 12 June. We are delighted to welcome Rev Canon Richard Davison as our guest preacher. The service will be followed by a bring-and-share supper.
Sat02Jul2016Sun03Jul2016Durham Cathedral & St Giles Church
Richard is being priested on Saturday 2 July at 5pm in Durham Cathedral. We will be ordering tickets. If you would like to go, please sign up on the list in church by Friday 3 June. There will then be a united eucharist at St Giles' at 10am on Sunday 3 July when Richard will celebrate the eucharist for the first time - followed by a picnic!
Fri15Jul20167:00 pmSt Giles Church
On Friday July 15th at 7pm the most advanced pupils receiving instrumental tuition in school via the nationally acclaimed Durham Music Service, join past students, their teachers, local musicians and a professional conductor and soloist for an hour of glorious music followed by refreshments.
The concert will open with the thought provoking “Sospiri” by Elgar, which was composed on the eve of the war of 1914-18. Local teacher and professional freelance Christopher Senior will perform Mozart`s famous Horn Concerto No 4 K.495. This is coupled with what has been described in The Mozart Companion as “the crowning achievement of Mozart`s early symphonies”; Symphony No 29 in A major K.201. The concert will be held at St Giles Church, Gilesgate, Durham.
Tickets £ 5.00 on the door, students £ 2.00, and under 16s accompanied by an adult, free.
Sun17Jul20166:00 pmSt Giles Church
To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, The Royal British Legion is calling on communities across the country to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
As part of the nation’s Remembrance of the Battle of the Somme St Giles Church is inviting residents of Gilesgate to take part in its commemoration event at St Giles Church on 17 July 2016. The event will run from 6pm – 7pm, when there will be a service of music, readings, poetry and reflection to commemorate the Battle of the Somme.
The Battle of the Somme took place from 1 July to 18 November 1916 and has come to symbolise the enormous losses and dreadful conditions of the First World War.
As the nation’s custodian of Remembrance, The Royal British Legion is asking the country to commemorate the sacrifices of those who fell at the Battle of the Somme by holding their own Remembrance event.
Almost every community across the UK was deeply affected by the loss of men who had gone to fight at the Battle of the Somme, especially areas which saw heavy losses from the Pals battalions. The Pals battalions were groups of friends, team mates in sports clubs and colleagues, who had joined together, fought together and often died together.
The Gilesgate Remembrance event is one of many taking place across the country and will be a chance for people to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who died, particularly those that lost their lives in the Pals battalions of the Durham Light Infantry and who are remembered on the War Memorial Cross outside the church.
Sun14Aug201614.30-16.30St Giles' Vicarage
Join us at St Giles Church Vicarage on Sunday 14 August to support the Archbishop of Canterbury's Mustard Seed Appeal in assocation with the Church Urban Fund. We're helping to raise money to help millions of people in England who are stuggling with debt or money problems. The vicarage will be open for a cream tea and open garden from 14.30 - 16.30. You can find out more about the Mustard Seed Appeal below or at http://www.mustardseedappeal.org.uk:
“The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out about creating a more just financial system to help millions of people who are struggling with debt.
Following successful pilot work in two regions, the plan is for a national roll out to tackle the issue head-on. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Mustard Seed Appeal is raising vital funds to make this happen.
Churches throughout the country are organising fundraising events for the Mustard Seed Appeal as we work together to build a just financial system.”
Fri23Sep201617.30-18.45St Giles Church
Come along for a fun evening of singing followed by pizza and pop with St Giles' Choir. For Girls 7 - 16 and Boys 7 – 11. No experience necessary, just a love of singing and enthusiasm. Find out about joining St Giles Church Choir and how you can earn extra pocket money and make new friends. To register your interest or for more information contact Andrew Robinson (Organist and Director of Music) on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 07739 341213. You can find out more about the musical life of our church here.
Fri21Oct20167:00 pmSt Giles' Church Hall
Join us for a Beetle Drive with pie and peas supper. Tickets are £5/£2.50 for kids. Pay on the door but message us if you would like to book a place (email@example.com) so we can know catering numbers.
Sun06Nov20166:00 pmSt Giles Church
Our annual All Souls Memorial Services will happen this year on Sunday 6 November: 6pm in St Giles’ & 3.30pm in St Mary's. We invite all the families of those for whom we have conducted funerals this year and we remember them in prayer first. But if you would like to come and remember someone precious to you, then you are of course most welcome too. Sign up lists go up in church from 16 October (or do send a message to one of the clergy). As always if you are unable to attend because of ill health or you are away, please add names. Otherwise if you are including names on the list to be remembered in prayer, we trust that you will be able to join us for the service.
Sun13Nov20169:45 amSt Giles Church
Join us for our Remembrance Day Parade Eucharist where we join with 4th Durham (Gilesgate) Scout Group to remember those who have died during war. The service will begin at 9.45am and will conclude with a short memorial service at the Gilesgate war memorial at 10.55am including the two-minute silence at 11am. All are welcome to this service to remember the fallen, particularly as we remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. We will remember them.
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Sat06May201710:30 amSt Giles Church
On Saturday 6 May at 10.30am, a memorial stone for Michael Heaviside VC will be unveiled during a special service in St Giles. Heaviside was awarded the VC during WW1 whilst serving with the DLI and the service marks the centenary of his heroic act.
We will be welcoming members of Michael Heaviside’s family, as well as local dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant of Durham to this commemoration service.
All are welcome to attend this service, please be seated in good time.
You can read more about Michael Heaviside VC here: http://www.durhamatwar.org.uk/story/11172/
Sun21May20178.30-9.45amSt Giles Church Hall
Join us in St Giles Church Hall for the Big Brekkie for Christian Aid Week. Bacon & Sausage butties available along with cereal and toast. All donations go to Christian Aid. Hope you're able to join us.
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!
Wednesday 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 can also pop along to the coffee and chat which follows the service.
Broth 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: