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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
Wonderful Confirmation at St Giles!
Congratulations to Victoria, Cindy, Julie and Graham and every blessing as you continue your Christian journey, after an inspiring service led by Bishop Ruth on 2 May.
Coronation Thanksgiving on Sunday 7 May.
Marking Holy Week and Easter at St Giles Graffham
Palm Sunday donkeys, Maundy Thursday foot-washing and Watch of Prayer, Walk of Witness on Good Friday, Dawn Service Easter Sunday, Family Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt, all making Holy Week and Easter special in Graffham. Alleluia, Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed, Alleluia!
Weddings at St Giles
We are delighted couples wish to marry at St Giles Church. Georgia and Ted, Katie and Guy, Rowan and Emily, Jake and Madeleine, Katy and Callum, Lily and Harry, Will and Rebecca, Catherine and Harry all have forthcoming marriages in our parish. Our prayers and good wishes 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, this website, set up by local Sussex people, is likely to be able to provide 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 http://stgilesgraffham.org/policies/safeguarding/
Graffham Parish News’ May 2023 edition is out for distribution now – with full details inside of all the village’s plans for celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III – and a look back 70 years ago to how the community marked the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II. 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.
Inside, it looks back at Easter and forward to the local elections. We also meet Graffham’s new parish clerk and bid farewell to two liong-standing members of the community – Barbara Kemp and Annette Lovell. Plus all the usual regular favourites!
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
Barbara Kemp RIP
The funeral of Barbara Kemp took place at St Giles Church on Monday 24 March at 1.30pm. We give thanks for the life of this long-standing parishioner and active resident of Graffham.
A Parish Eucharist takes place every Sunday at 10.30am. NB On Third Sundays BCP Matins or Holy Communion at 9am is followed by a 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 http://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.