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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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Bracey and Carole Kirke invite you to their Open Garden days at Marsh Farm & Boswells Cottage on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 September, with donations in aid of St Giles Church and the Altzheimers Society respectively. Just come along!
Our annual walk takes place this year on Tuesday 12 September, walking from St Giles Church to Chichester Cathedral by a new route. If you’d like to join us, let Revd Vivien know.
Harvest Festival and Lunch
At St Giles on Sunday 17 September at 10.30am. Please bring a food item for the Stonepillow charity. Followed by Bring and Share Lunch in the Empire Hall. All welcome.
For more details of all events, just click on the Graffham Parish News.
St Giles Church Services
Parish Eucharist followed by refreshments takes place each Sunday at 10.30am, except third Sundays when BCP Matins or Holy Communion at 9am is followed by a Family Service at 10.30am. Children are welcome at ALL our services.
Weddings at St Giles
We are delighted couples wish to marry at St Giles Church. Georgia and Ted, Katie and Guy, Rowan and Emily, Sara and George, Jake and Madeleine, Katy and Callum, Lily and Harry, all have forthcoming marriages this year in our parish, with more next year. 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.
Supporting Ukrainian families
If you have accommodation locally which a Ukrainian individual or family could rent, please contact Revd Vivien.
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/
September 2023’s Graffham Parish News is out for distribution now – with the back garden of The White Horse on the cover marking the pub’s re-opening after its refurbishment. Inside our award-winning monthly news magazine, there are details of the village’s summer fete on Bank Holiday Monday. a tribute to Maggie Paterson, a focus on Graffham Down Trust, Graffham Parish Council’s annual report and lots, lots more. 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.
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.
Bellringing at St Giles
Our church has a wonderful band of ringers. Practice night is Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Do come along; if you ring or are interested in ringing, you will be most welcome.
All Saints’ Chapel Services
BCP Evensong with piano accompaniment takes place on Second Sundays at 6pm. Morning Prayer is offered there 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 email@example.com 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.