Welcome to St Giles Church

August 2020

St Giles’ Church is open for Public Worship at 11.00am on Sundays and continues to be open for Private Prayer from 1.00pm – 4.00pm on Wednesday afternoons. It is, of course, necessary to strictly observe all the guidelines regarding social distancing and hygiene. You can read a summary of these here and there are clear instructions on entering the church about how to observe these protocols to keep everybody safe.

For the time being, our other regular services will not be resuming in Church though, where possible, will continue via Zoom. If you would like to join in with this, please email the Parish Office at stgileschurchdurham@live.co.uk to be added to the list.

Meanwhile, the life of the church carries on. Rev’d Abbey has compiled some booklets for us to share: please click here to read her ‘Book of Prayers and Reflections’ and here to read her ‘Little Book of Comfort’.

continue to produce a weekly sheet which contains the readings for Sunday, a reflection on the readings and the lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer for the week ahead. The following links will take you to orders of service for Holy Communion and Service of the Word as well as a Reflection on the Gospel for the week commencing Sunday 9 August, Trinity 9. And 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.

You can continue to view the sheets for the week commencing Sunday 2 August, Trinity 8 here: Holy Communion, Service of the Word and a Reflection on the Gospel.

Our system of pastoral care continues, and volunteers from the church will be calling folk on a weekly basis for a chat and catch up, and a time for prayer.

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 weekly pastoral phone call please do let us know, and remember you can contact us by phone at any time.

We hope to fully re-open the Parish Office soon but, in the meantime, if you have an emergency, please ring Rev’d Tom at the Vicarage on 0191 384 2452 or Rev’d Abbey on 07377 146110. Alternatively you can email Rev’d Tom at vicarofsgss@gmail.com or the Parish email stgileschurchdurham@live.co.uk

Rev’d Tom Glover
Priest in Charge
St Giles’ Church, Durham, St Mary’s Church, Sherburn and St Cuthbert’s Church, Shadforth

Regular Services

8.45am Tues-Fri Morning Prayer
10am Wed Holy Communion

8am Holy Communion (BCP)
First Sunday of the month
11.00am Sung Eucharist
4pm 4forAll
Last Sunday of the month
6pm Evening Prayer / Evensong
Except last Sunday of the month

A very warm welcome to the Parish of St Giles, Durham, a Church of England (Anglican) church in the Diocese of Durham.

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.

St Giles 900th Anniversary

Above all, we are here to share the love of Christ, and you can find out more about us and our Christian Faith here.

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