The Mothers' Union 'Bye Buy Childhood' campaign aims to empower families to challenge the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood through positive action. As a result of their Bailey Review, all the major Regulators involved e.g. ASA, BBC Trust, Ofcom, PCC etc have now made themselves accessible through a single internet portal, http://www.parentport.org.uk and all businesses are being encouraged to create on their websites a single clear link for Complaints.
[img_assist|nid=409|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=83|height=100]The work on raising the bells began earlier in the year when they were moved from their long-time resting place inside the church to John Taylor Bellfounders in Loughborough, for the necessary repair and preparation for rehanging. The planned date for raising them is the 22nd and 23rd June - some of you will wish to witness this sight, even if you have to do so from the other side of Castle St; St. Peter's churchyard will offer a good viewpoint.
Mrs. Priscilla Barlow will preach at this service, which marks the thirteenth anniversary of the Local Ecumenical Partnership between the United Reformed Church and the Church of England at St. Luke's.
We will be selling delicious home-baked cakes, biscuits, tray bakes, jams and chutneys at St Giles Gate ( inside if wet ) on the first Saturday of the month, from March to October.
We raise money for four charities. All money taken goes to:
All are welcome to share a delicious, freshly cooked Sunday lunch and friendly company. Normally this takes place on the first Sunday of each month. Please telephone Richard on 01223 364929 or the Parish Office on 01223 315000 if you wish to book a place. Cost of the lunch is £4.50 per head.
Immediately after the Saturday evening Vigil Eucharist for Lammastide at 6 pm there will be a bring and share harvest supper. If you would like to attend you are very welcome, but it would be helpful if you could let Ank Rigelsford know so that we don’t have slim pickings at a harvest feast! Drinks and some basic food will be provided. A donation of £5 is suggested.
Margaret Waring will be holding a 2 day (4 session) felting workshop on
August 21st 10.00 - 12.00 and 1.00 - 3.00pm
August 22nd. 10.00 - 12.00 and 12.30 - 2.30pm
Payment is in the form of a donation of £15 per session, but there will be an extra cost for the materials used. All funds raised go towards the work of the Friends of St. Giles' Church.
The following projects will be offered:
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