Every Sunday is a celebration of our Lord's resurrection. We gather in the morning for the Parish Mass, which lasts about an hour. It is a service with music, homily and the Holy Eucharist. There is also a Sunday School.
On Sunday evenings we have a Low Mass, which lasts about 25 minutes (no hymns).
10.00am Mattins (or Morning Prayer), sung in the Lady Chapel
10.30am Parish Mass (or Holy Eucharist), sung in the Main Church
17.30pm Evensong (or Evening Prayer), sung in the Lady Chapel
18.00pm Low Mass, said in the Lady Chapel
Every Friday, at 11.30am, a very dynamic and diverse group meets to read and carefully study and discuss parts of Holy Scripture. In the past we have studied S John's Gospel, several of S Paul's Epistles, and the book of Genesis. Currently we are studying the Gospel of S Mark. We are always open to new members!
Low Mass is where we participate in the mystery of the Holy Communion, by which we are made partakers with Christ of the divine life and and members one of another. It is central to the life and mission of S Giles. Our life is rooted in the celebration of a short "Low Mass" (without choir or sermon) during which we reflect quietly and inwardly on the Scripture Lesson and Holy Gospel for the day.
The Divine Offices – that is, our daily “services" or "works" of prayer – happen every day of the week (except Mondays). Each “office” is structured around communal chanting of Psalms and two readings from Holy Scripture (one from the Old Testament, and one from the New). Regular participation in the Divine Offices shapes our thoughts, prayers, and desires according to the patterns of Scripture. They last about 20 minutes.
If you would like to speak confidentially to a priest or you would like to make your confession please contact Fr. David Harris on Telephone (0118) 9572831, or by email at sgiles.vicar (at) gmail.com.