Never mind the national and international crises - THE event of this Advent for St. Giles' congregation will be the visit of Bishop Richard Jackson, who will take our Eucharist service next Sunday, alongside our Rector, Lynn Money.
Preparations begin in earnest on Friday, when a small (and yes, socially-distanced) working party will make sure the church is spick an span, the path swept, and everything ready for the big day.
As space in the church is limited by social distancing requirements, the Churchwardens are asking those who wish to attend this service to book in with them beforehand to avoid disappointment. See the Get in Touch page to contact them.
After the service, sadly the virus regulations will not allow us to be hospitable with refreshments, but there will be an opportunity to buy from the range of marmalades and jams being sold to raise funds for St. Giles. Given the financial fall-out of this year's lockdowns, please support this scheme generously - these pots make admirable Christmas presents!
Lastly, please offer up a prayer for good weather.