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THE RE-OPENING OF ST. GILES Parish Church- update 09.07.20

Dear Parishioner, Good news, St.Giles will be re-opening for worship this Sunday 12th July according to our regular monthly pattern*. My thanks go to our Church Wardens Andrew Hill and Christine Waters who worked very hard to make this happen. … Continue reading

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Hear Amazing Grace sung by 50 Countries affected by covid

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Go to the latest on line service here

C of E has been ‘astonishingly present’ – says new Archbishop During the coronavirus crisis, the Church of England has been accused of “vacating the public square or of being absent.” So wrote Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York Designate, … Continue reading

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The UK Blessing – 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing

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Useful Resources re Covid 19

Useful resources  Latest figures The Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Dashboard appears to be one of the best source for statistics on the spread of the virus. Joni Eareckson The well-known American Christian writer and quadriplegic, Joni Eareckson Tada, talks about how Christians can … Continue reading

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ST. GILES Diary Information updated 09/07/2020

*8.30am Communion every Sunday. 11.15am Matins on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays;Communion on the 3rd Sunday; There is no 11.15am service on the 1st Sunday of the month. Private prayer, now only on Wednesdays 9.00am – 5.00pm.

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A Special message from our vicar

  Please send any items for prayer you may have to the Vicar on 01564-783121 marc.catley@yahoo.co.uk He will pray them on Sunday or during his daily prayer time. If you become aware of anyone who is unable to get out and … Continue reading

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Parish Policy for Responding to Domestic Abuse

Parish of St.Giles Packwood  agreed by the Parish Church Council on  21st January 2019. All forms of domestic abuse are wrong and must stop. We are committed to promoting and supporting environments which: Ensure that all people feel welcomed, respected … Continue reading

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Safeguarding- Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Officer for St Giles is Rosemarie Fanaken (Tel:01564 779404 E: rosemariefanaken5@:gmail.com) Contact details for Bishop’s Safeguarding Adviser (T: 07342 993 844 E: StephH@cofebirmingham.com)

  ·The Parochial Church Council of St Giles Packwood agreed to adopt all of the House of Bishop’s safeguarding policy and practice guidance and The Church of England – Birmingham’s procedures for their implementation on 21st January 2019. All forms … Continue reading

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Little Fishes and Messy Church is suspended until further notice

  Little Fishes,  our worship service for preschool children . The service (for pre-school children and their carers ) takes place on the final Thursday of the month at St. Thomas church  Hockley Heath Refreshments available from 9.00 am and the … Continue reading

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Messy Church is suspended until further notice

  Messy church now happens on the 2nd Monday of the month from 3.30pm till 5pm at Spring Lane Baptist Centre. Aimed at Primary School children and their carers it is a chance to explore a Bible story or theme … Continue reading

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St. Giles ladies

  The Spring and Autumn lunches and Summer tea will continue to be enjoyed. Details of these events will be available in the church porch in the parish magazine and through announcements in church and we look forward meeting existing … Continue reading

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