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.
This is a preliminary notice to announce another series of Travel Talks with Supper at St Luke’s.
We will be holding these on the second Saturday of the month during January - March (13th January, 10th February and 10th March). Supper will be at 7.00 pm followed by the talk and the price will remain at £10.
Our travels will take us to Spitsbergen(part of the Svalbard archipelago)in the Arctic, to Central America and on a Baltic cruise covering many of the capital cities and more. Running order has not yet been decided, but watch this space!
The Programme so far, subject to change:
Friday 1st December, 6pm - Grand opening and blessing of the trees with music by Quadriga Ensemble, mulled wine and mince pies
Saturday 2nd December from 11am to 4pm - Christmas mini Market, refreshments and lunches
Willow workshop at 2pm. Tickets £9/6/2
Sunday 3rd December 3pm- Advent carol service followed by tea
Monday 4th December 2-4pm - Glass engraving with Lida Kindersley
Tuesday 5th December - Wine tasting Details will be on website
Wednesday 6th St Nicholas Day- Dressing of the Romanian tree
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. This will be our last Bake Sale this year.
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 shared meal 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 per head.
Meet in the centre of the cemetery at 10.45 am, to observe the silence at 11.00 am, followed by a short memorial service, led by Revd. Deborah McVey, to remember all who have died, and especially on this day to think of those with memorials in this cemetery who died at war. Those local young men who are buried or commemorated at the cemetery will be named. Crosses will be placed on those graves. After the ceremony you are welcome to join a walk visiting the memorials.
Vintage Movie Nights take place monthly, on third Saturdays. The 2017-18 playbill can be viewed here. They are part of the programme of lively entertainments organised by the Friends of St. Giles' Church (FOSGC)
You do not have to book tickets; we suggest a £5 donation (£3 concessions). Popcorn and other light refreshments will be available.