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We treasure our heritage as Catholic Christians within the Church of England. Worship at S Giles has been called "intensely joyful," "beautifully solemn" and "a visceral taste of genuine holiness."
We believe in the Christian faith as it has been handed down to us in all of its fullness: the revelation of God in Jesus Christ. We strive to be faithful to Christ in our worship & our lives.
Every Sunday we have a Sunday School programme for children, and regular confirmation classes. Our youth also have an important role serving at the altar.
Notices & Events
Cloud of Witnesses: G.K. Chesterton
Thursday 13 February at 19.30, the Rev'd David Pickersgill will join us to talk on the life and works of G.K. Chesterton, he great Christian apologist.
Ash Wednesday is around the corner, and traditionally we usher in our fasting season with festivities on Shrove Tuesday. All are welcome to the vicarage at 18.30 for pancakes and sausages.
On Sunday 23 March there will be a luncheon at the Vicarage. Bring along a bottle of wine (or some other liquid oblation) to share and the food will be provided!
Food collection for CIRDIC
Last Chance! We shall be collecting non-perishable food items for the Drop-In Centre based in S. Saviour’s Hall, which is in our parish. Please bring any items of tinned or dried food to Church by Sunday 9th February. Foodstuffs can be savoury or sweet. Tinned tuna, fruit, soup, vegetables and beans along with rice and pasta are all suitable. There is a table by the spire door, at the back of church where you may place your items. See Sue Mott for further details.
Services for the late Mrs Daphne Walker:
Thursday 13 February
5pm, Reception of the Body and Vespers for the Dead
6.45pm Requiem Mass
Friday 14 February
2pm, Funeral Office
May she rest in peace, and rise in glory.
Sunday, 9 February, 2014
Salt and light.
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus often used ordinary images, such as salt and light, to convey extraordinary truths about the kingdom of God. Salt was a valuable commodity in the ancient world. Salt not only gave food flavour, it also preserved meat from spoiling. Jesus used the image of salt to describe how his disciples are to live in the world. As salt purifies, preserves, and penetrates, so the disciple must be as salt in the world of human society to purify, preserve, and penetrate that society for the kingdom of God and of his righteousness and peace.
Jesus also used the image of light and a lamp to further his illustration. Lamps in the ancient world served a vital function, much like they do today. They enable people to see and work in the dark and to avoid stumbling. The Jews also understood “light” as an expression of the inner beauty, truth, and goodness of God. In his light we see light ( Psalm 36:9). God’s grace not only illumines the darkness in our lives, but it also fills us with spiritual light, joy, and peace. Jesus used the image of a lamp to describe how his disciples are to live in the light of his truth and love. We pray this Sunday that we might be faithful to this calling.
19.00 Low Mass
10.30 Low Mass
18.45 Requiem Mass
19.30 Cloud of Witnesses
Friday - Cyril
11.30 Bible Study
12.30 Low Mass
14.00 Funeral Office (Mrs Daphne Walker)
10.00 Low Mass
6th Sunday in Ord. Time
10.30 Parish Mass
& Sunday School
18.00 Low Mass
"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt."
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky