S.Giles, Whittington

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St Giles is the Anglican parish church of Whittington and the only place of worship in the village. We welcome everyone.

Our vision statement is as follows:

Our aim is to share Jesus Christ's message of love and forgiveness with the whole community. We seek to do this by providing opportunities for
* Worshipping God
* Caring for all
* Learning about the Christian Faith


Our regular worship services are both traditional (BCP) and modern (Common Worship), with a monthly all-age Family service and occasional Celtic, Healing services, Praise & Prayer and Songs of Praise. Robed choir at Evensong.
Mainly organ accompaniment, but sometimes keyboard/music group.
Hymn books: Anglican Hymns Old and New and Ancient & Modern NS.
NIV Bibles in pews.

Alpha and Start courses run from time to time. Active MU group. Sunday morning groups for children & teens. Very active scouts, cubs, beavers, guides, brownies, rainbows.

We regularly support mission agencies, including USPG, SPCK Feed the Minds, Church Army, Church Housing Trust, Lichfield Christian Schools Work Trust.

We are working and praying for church growth in every sense, and our goal is to bring people to mature faith in Jesus Christ so that they can be strong disciples in their everyday lives.

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Revd Dr Jason Phillips
5 Bramley Way
Whittington
Lichfield
WS14 9SB

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  • Special Events
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Carols around the Christmas Tree
Organised by the Parish Council, a short Christmas service and carol singing around the tree in front of the Village Hall. The Village Hall committee will be providing mince pies and mulled wine in the hall afterwards. We hope to see you there.
Monday 12th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
Christmas Messy Church
Messy Church (in the Thomas Spencer Hall) is a fun but meaningful way of being Church for all ages to enjoy together. It usually includes some creative time to explore the biblical theme through making stuff and getting 'messy'; a celebration time involving story, prayer, song and similar; and a meal together.
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 3:30 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
 
Barn Nativity at Sheepwash Farm
Come and find out just what the camels thought about the journey they had to make with some stage men, what they thought of the very dubious King and what did happen in that stable over 2000 years ago. Please do come and join us at the farm, we will be outdoors so please come dressed warm or dress up if you like (bring a blanket too). There will be hot refreshments afterwards.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Congregational carols, choir anthems, Bible readings, prayers - by candlelight
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Crib Service
This is the time for all the family to really get into the Christmas Spirit. All your favourite Carols, the Blessing of the Crib and the Christmas Story told in a fun way!
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Midnight Communion
Christmas 'Midnight Mass' with sermon
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
 
Carols, prayers and presents for Christmas Day
Family Service for Christmas Day (No Eucharist)
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Watchnight Service
A service to herald the New Year. The church will be open for drinks and nibbles from 10:30pm. The service will finish just after midnight with something 'Sparkling'.
Saturday 31st December 2016 at 11:40 PM for ½ hour
Refreshments
 
Printer friendly list of events
Carols around the Christmas Tree
Organised by the Parish Council, a short Christmas service and carol singing around the tree in front of the Village Hall. The Village Hall committee will be providing mince pies and mulled wine in the hall afterwards. We hope to see you there.
Monday 12th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Messy Church
Messy Church (in the Thomas Spencer Hall) is a fun but meaningful way of being Church for all ages to enjoy together. It usually includes some creative time to explore the biblical theme through making stuff and getting 'messy'; a celebration time involving story, prayer, song and similar; and a meal together.
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 3:30 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Barn Nativity at Sheepwash Farm
Come and find out just what the camels thought about the journey they had to make with some stage men, what they thought of the very dubious King and what did happen in that stable over 2000 years ago. Please do come and join us at the farm, we will be outdoors so please come dressed warm or dress up if you like (bring a blanket too). There will be hot refreshments afterwards.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Congregational carols, choir anthems, Bible readings, prayers - by candlelight
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Crib Service
This is the time for all the family to really get into the Christmas Spirit. All your favourite Carols, the Blessing of the Crib and the Christmas Story told in a fun way!
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Communion
Christmas 'Midnight Mass' with sermon
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Holy Communion
Said Eucharist for Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Carols, prayers and presents for Christmas Day
Family Service for Christmas Day (No Eucharist)
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Watchnight Service
A service to herald the New Year. The church will be open for drinks and nibbles from 10:30pm. The service will finish just after midnight with something 'Sparkling'.
Saturday 31st December 2016 at 11:40 PM for ½ hour
Refreshments
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Sunday

Holy Communion (BCP)
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Communion
Common Worship
Every first third and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Resumes Sunday 15th January 2017
Creche Refreshments Common Worship
Celtic Communion
A simplified service of Holy Communion for the family.
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Resumes Sunday 22nd January 2017
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments
Parish Praise
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Resumes Sunday 8th January 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments
Evensong
Organ, hymns, sermon
Every first Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Resumes Sunday 5th February 2017
Choral Evensong
Organ, robed choir, hymns, sermon
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Ends Sunday 11th December 2016.
Resumes Sunday 8th January 2017

Monday

Community Choir
Every Monday at 7:30 PM
Ends Monday 19th December 2016.
Resumes Monday 9th January 2017

Tuesday

Quiet Space
A time to reflect, pray and worship God in a guided but quiet and unhurried way.
Every last Tuesday at 8:00 PM for 40 minutes
Resumes Tuesday 31st January 2017

Wednesday

Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes
Ends Wednesday 21st December 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 4th January 2017
Sunbeams
Every other
Wednesday at 10:30 AM
Bell Ringing Practice
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Ends Wednesday 21st December 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 4th January 2017

Thursday

Coffee Stop
A chance to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake in relaxed and friendly surroundings in the meeting room of the Thomas Spencer Hall. If you need transport, please contact Fiona or Helen.
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Ends Thursday 22nd December 2016.
Resumes Thursday 5th January 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments
Whist for Pleasure
Never played cards before? Don't worry, the emphasis is on pleasure and friendship. Beginners and experienced players welcome. �1 per session includes refreshments. In the Thomas Spencer Hall.
Every Thursday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Ends Thursday 22nd December 2016.
Resumes Thursday 5th January 2017
Refreshments
Choir Practice
Every Thursday at 7:45 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Ends Thursday 22nd December 2016.
Resumes Thursday 5th January 2017

Saturday

Messy Church
Messy crafts, songs, story, fun and a hot meal in the Thomas Spencer Hall. Suitable for all ages.
Every second Saturday at 3:30 PM for 2 hours
Resumes Saturday 14th January 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Godparents' Sunday Service
Invite and bring your godchildren/godparents - parents are welcome too.
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Carols around the Christmas Tree
Organised by the Parish Council, a short Christmas service and carol singing around the tree in front of the Village Hall. The Village Hall committee will be providing mince pies and mulled wine in the hall afterwards. We hope to see you there.
Monday 12th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Sunbeams
The fun begins at 10:30 in church with songs, surprises and instruments and continues in the Church Hall at about 11:00 with drinks, biscuits, play and crafty activities. Anyone aged 0 to 5 is welcome if you bring a grown-up with you, and it costs nothing apart from a donation for the drinks. Come when you can, leave when you like.
Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 10:30 AM
Christmas Messy Church
Messy Church (in the Thomas Spencer Hall) is a fun but meaningful way of being Church for all ages to enjoy together. It usually includes some creative time to explore the biblical theme through making stuff and getting 'messy'; a celebration time involving story, prayer, song and similar; and a meal together.
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 3:30 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Barn Nativity at Sheepwash Farm
Come and find out just what the camels thought about the journey they had to make with some stage men, what they thought of the very dubious King and what did happen in that stable over 2000 years ago. Please do come and join us at the farm, we will be outdoors so please come dressed warm or dress up if you like (bring a blanket too). There will be hot refreshments afterwards.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Congregational carols, choir anthems, Bible readings, prayers - by candlelight
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Crib Service
This is the time for all the family to really get into the Christmas Spirit. All your favourite Carols, the Blessing of the Crib and the Christmas Story told in a fun way!
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Communion
Christmas 'Midnight Mass' with sermon
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Holy Communion
Said Eucharist for Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Carols, prayers and presents for Christmas Day
Family Service for Christmas Day (No Eucharist)
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Watchnight Service
A service to herald the New Year. The church will be open for drinks and nibbles from 10:30pm. The service will finish just after midnight with something 'Sparkling'.
Saturday 31st December 2016 at 11:40 PM for ½ hour
Refreshments
Parish Eucharist for all three churches
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Epiphany service
Celebrate the wise men's visit to the infant Christ
Sunday 8th January 2017 at 7:00 PM for 50 minutes

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 

Alpha & Start currently available. Emmaus has been run, but not currently. Confirmation courses as required.
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Daily 9am - dusk.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Audio-Visual
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Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4628
Diocesan ID: 20/44
Built: 13c/1761/1884
Architect: Peter Brownhill
Style of worship: Open Evangelical
Our Patron: Bishop of Lichfield
Archdeaconry: LICHFIELD (201)
Deanery: LICHFIELD (20102)
Benefice: Whittington w Weeford (20/430BH)
Parish Legal Name: Whittington (200044 )
CofE Church Info: (620044 20/44)
Short URL: acny.uk/4628/
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The current editor is: Peter Olding

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S.Giles : Church Street, Whittington, Staffordshire, WS14 9LE

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