Cropwell Bishop is a thriving village (population about 2000), nine miles south-east of Nottingham.
St Giles is registered as a “Welcoming Church”. Recent improvements in our church facilities have enabled us to develop new groups, which fulfil a need in the community. “Time for You” on Mondays offers a chance to chat with church members. “Coffee, Cake and Chat” on Wednesdays is a social time for people of all ages. We now plan to re-order the church further to increase the scope of what we offer and help us bring new people to discipleship.
Since November 2018, we have been offering monthly all-parish JOY! services in Cropwell Bishop. They are led by a dynamic team who ensure that the atmosphere is welcoming and child-friendly (but with thought-provoking input for adults as well). Much of the success of the project has arisen from personal invitations at school gates and at the Coffee, Cake and Chat group. Attendance ranges from 30 to 39.