The Harvest Is Great

The Harvest Is Great

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’ Matthew 9: 35 – 38 Dear Friends, The anonymous poet writes: For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped, For the […]

St Giles Fest

ST GILES’ FEST Villagers past and present enjoyed an afternoon of sunshine and conviviality, fortified by an assortment of delicious sandwiches and cakes, accompanied by Pimms, tea or coffee.  It was an opportunity both to thank those who contribute to village life in so many ways and to welcome new or recent arrivals.  The sun shone as conversation (and the Pimms!) flowed freely.  I am sure that St Giles, whose name was given to our church, would have been delighted to be feted in that way.  And we learned more about him in the service of Evensong that followed at […]

St Giles Cafe Update

St Giles Cafe Update Regular Cafe Customers chatting, in the background is the Cafe serving area.

Café in the Church has just passed its 5th anniversary, and we are still going strong!  Our committed volunteers share their many and varied skills to help make this weekly event happen.  Those skills include baking the amazing selection we put out each week (up to 14 different items during term time!), organising the rota, coordinating and serving, recording and banking the money for church funds, as well as the practical skills that have enhanced the ‘café experience’ – such as engineering, woodwork, sheer muscle, and an eagle eye.  Those practical skills have brought about a handsomely varnished even floor, […]

Creation Season

Creation Season

“I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature … on Earth.” (Genesis 9:9-10) The global Church has taken a leading role in working with governments, international, national and local businesses, consumers and campaigners to fulfil our common role as stewards of God’s creation. The Church has long argued that the wellbeing of all species on this planet is interwoven with the wellbeing of Creation, for we are part of a single, wondrously complex web of life that is woven by God. We must all take every opportunity to care for […]