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Many thanks to all who helped and donated to Christian Aid.
c.£3500 was raised from
St Giles' parish in 2019
to tackle root causes of poverty and enable communities to thrive.
Stuart Howes has been our Curate at St Giles and St Eata for the past three years, and has been an inspiration to us all.
He has now been installed as Vicar of Christ Church, Wellington and Holy Spirit, Hadley.
Because of the Covid restrictions we have not been able to give him the send-off that he, Vicki and Amelie deserve, but we have "zoomed" him on his way and look forward to a proper celebration of his work as soon as possible
Andy Clough is taking part in the Ride and Stride for Historic Churches Trust and St. Giles’ church on Saturday 12th September. Half the money Andy raises will come back to St. Giles church
He intends to cycle to as many churches during the day as he can. Due to covid-19 restrictions the event is taking a slightly different form. If you wish to support Andy, please follow https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Andy-Clough
to his JustGiving web page.
Or leave a donation at church marked for Andy Clough.
Many thanks – and God Speed your pedals Andy!
Debbie Huxton is a Modern Day Slavery Campaigner working across our diocese to raise awareness of the prevalence of modern slavery. Her post is funded by the Mothers' Union in Lichfield Diocese and based within the Transforming Communities Together TCT team (CoE Lichfield Diocese charitable arm).
Early in the year, Debbie came to St Giles MU meeting and gave a presentation to MU members from across the town.
Due to the covid19 pandemic, Debbie's work has gone online!
There are online Modern Slavery Awareness Training sessions being held during September, they are via Zoom and the dates and times are:
Wednesday 16th September at 10am
Wednesday 23rd September at 1pm
Wednesday 30th September at 7pm
Please follow this link to book a place:
This is a free session available to members of your Churches and Communities, please share and encourage others to attend – we are all responsible.
Congratulations to our Organist and Choirmaster Dr Derry Bertenshaw for winning St Paul's Cathedral Composing Competition.
This prestigious competition attracted entries from around the world. Derry's anthem Wedding of Water and Wine was one of the final four entries to be performed in the Cathedral by St Paul's Consort before an invited audience.
It received its world premiere sung by the full choir at St Paul's Epiphanytide Procession Service on 12th January.