Barlestone St Giles, Barlestone

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St Giles is the small, friendly parish church of the village of Barlestone. You are very welcome to all our services. You can make enquiries about Weddings and Bapstims through this website.

We try to be a church which reflects and celebrates the community it belongs to.


We gather at 10.30 each Sunday morning and provide a range of biblical, accessible and contemporary worship.

Each month begins with Breakfast at 9.30 before we go into the church building for worship followed by activities for various groups.

Communion is celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays, sometimes gathering around a table in the nave.

Third Sundays are developing a participatory lay led style and if the month has a fifth Sunday we have "desert Island Hymns where someone is asked in advance to choose their favourite hymns and songs, sharing how they have been part of their faith journey.

We believe that individuals matter so we try to personalise baptisms, weddings and funerals to serve the needs of those who come.

Church Together in Barlestone brings together those who worship at St Giles, the Baptist and Elohim Christian Church.We actively believe in one church that allows for diversity in worship.

Revd. John Downs who  looks after St Giles has lived in the village for over 30  years , now as a retired biology lecturer and for many years a non stipendiary minister, 



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The Rev'd John Downs (Associate Vicar)
01455 290195

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All in One
This is a way into worship and a chance to renew or make contact with the church community. We begin at 9.30am with breakfast then gather in the church building for a time of informal worship, followed by a variety of theme based activities for different age groups.You can come to any and all of the three parts but the whole thing is being church together.
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
We break bread and share wine in the style of Common Worship. Sometimes this uses a Table in the nave
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Come and See
Our main Sunday Service is at 10.30 every week, alternating between a Family Communion Service and a Service of the Word.
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Desert Island Hymns
Someone chooses their favourite hymns and shares how they have been part of their faith story
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes
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Soupa Saturday
You are warmly invited to join us for our second Soup Saturday on Saturday 28 October from 12noon until 2pm. For £3 we will serve you with a large bowl of hot soup, a cob, a slice of cake and a cup of tea, coffee or squash inside our small but lovely ancient Church.
Saturday 28th October 2017 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Go Ukulele Crazy and Out of the Shadows Concert
Back by popular demand, Go Ukulele Crazy and Out of the Shadows are performing on Saturday 28 October at 7.30pm inside St Giles Church to raise funds for the work of the Church. Tickets are £5 each and include a apricot/chocolate muffin and tea, coffee or squash in the interval. Tickets available by telephoning 01455 291057.
Saturday 28th October 2017 at 7:30 PM



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(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5455
Style of worship: Open Evangelical
Archdeaconry: LOUGHBOROUGH (192)
Deanery: SPARKENHOE WEST (19206)
Parish Legal Name: Barlestone (190280 )
CofE Church Info: (619280 19/280)
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The current editor is: John Downs

This page was last updated on Saturday 7th October 2017
Barlestone St Giles : Church Street, Barlestone, Leicestershire, CV13 0EF

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