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First church in Diocese to install this eco-heating system!
St Giles’ new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly, cost effective heating system is now installed and ready to keep visitors to our village church cosy this winter – after a fund-raising appeal earlier this year irreverently called Rosy Cheeks. Read all about it here!
You can now raise funds for St Giles by shopping online – at zero extra cost to you!
You can now help safeguard the future of Graffham’s historic St Giles Church whenever you buy virtually anything online – from your weekly shop or one-off purchase to your annual holiday or insurance cover – and all at no additional cost to you.
It works through easyfundraising, the UK’s biggest charity fundraising site. It’s simple to use, and it’s free. Click here to find out how it works and how you can sign up to help.
There are lots of other ways you can help look after our village’s beautiful church and everything it does for the community. Click here to see how easy it is.
And thanks to the many who are already rallying to the cause!
Parish Eucharist at St Giles Church – Service Booklet
Knock and it shall be opened unto you Matthew 7.7 Click or tap on our West Door for the text of our Parish Eucharist Service.
‘Graffham Through a Thousand Years’
For a copy of this reprinted book by Frederick Barrett detailing Graffham’s history in exchange for a donation, please contact email@example.com
Annual Parochial Church Meeting 26 March 11.30
Recent Special Event
Weddings at St Giles
We are delighted couples wish to marry at St Giles Church. Congratulations to you all!
If you are considering your own wedding in the not too distant future, Reverend Vivien will be happy to discuss with you. See contact details below and weddings page here.
Can you host a Ukrainian family?
If you have accommodation locally and have been considering whether you can host a Ukrainian individual or family, you likely have lots of questions about what is involved – which this website, set up by local Sussex people, is likely to be able to answer, while providing plenty of good advice.
To Ukrainian friends in Graffham. May you find our village a place of welcome and sanctuary and know nothing but kindness here.
Click on the CANDLE below for a service to use or download.
Our safeguarding officer is Sonya Gillespie Click on the link for our safeguarding page https://stgilesgraffham.org/policies/safeguarding/
Graffham Parish News’ March 2023 is out for distribution now – with a focus on the village’s Empire Hall. If you haven’t got your copy of our award-winning monthly parish mag yet and can’t wait, you can read it online here.
Featuring the new committee for our village hall on the front cover, it looks at their plans for its major fund-raiser for the year, the first full-scale Easter Market since before lockdown – with tickets for its raffle distributed to households with the magazine. Also, village historian Pauline Goodwin looks at the building some describe as village’s grand old lady. Also inside, we meet the first residents to move into any of the new houses built around the Homes of Rest while Phil Jones chooses his eight Graffham Down Tracks. There’s also a preview of all Easter services planned for the village.
An archive of recent back copies of your favourite village read is available here.
We are thankful to be able to deliver our magazine free of charge each month to all parish residents and online here. If you would like to help us continue to produce this first class village resource, please click on this link.
St Giles’ Church Services
Our Parish Eucharist takes place every Sunday at 10.30am. NB On Third Sundays BCP Matins or Holy Communion at 9am is followed by our Family Service at 10.30am. Children are welcome at all our services.
We are delighted when our six bells ring before services. For information about bell ringing please visit our menu.
All Saints’ Chapel Services
BCP Evensong with piano accompaniment takes place on Second Sundays at 6pm.
Next Sunday Service at All Saints Chapel: BCP Evensong 12 February 2023 at 4pm
Morning Prayer is offered on Tuesdays at 9.30am, followed by our Pilgrim Study Group from 10 to 11am.
Graffham Archive website
To see Graffham Archive online go to: www.graffhamarchive.co.uk then enter your email address and create your own password
Graffham Archives’ website enables you to find virtually everything available there is to know about the village’s past from the comfort of your own home, office or school – including every back copy of Graffham Parish News from 1987. With a full search capability, you can see more than a hundred vintage postcards featuring Graffham’s buildings, people and views and read documents and memories of days gone by.
Contact Graffham Archivist Robin Brind at GraffhamArchive@outlook.com
Graffham w. Woolavington Trustee Annual Report
Click on the link for our Annual Report page https://stgilesgraffham.org/donate/annual-report/
Revd Vivien on 01798 867199 or firstname.lastname@example.org for parish enquiries.
A defibrillator is available in St Giles Church during services. A second defibrillator is available outside the Empire Hall in the village. Access code is on the Hall notice board.
Remember to call 999 first.