During this time of national mourning, the church will be open longer so that people can light a lamp in front of the portrait of the Late Queen Elizabeth and lay flowers. There will be a book of condolence in the Imperial Rooms and online. There will be a Civic Thanksgiving Service in Saint Giles on the evening before the State Funeral. During this time the bells will only be rung muffled. This Sunday’s Eucharist is, as with every Sunday Eucharist, predominantly on the theme of the Resurrection of our Lord but we will begin with a two minute silence, reflect in the prayers and hymns on the death of the Late Queen, and sing the National Anthem before the last hymn.
The bells will ring out at 11am today to announce the accession of King Charles III. After this they will be half-muffled as we continue a period of mourning. God save the King!
As a part of our mourning for the loss of Queen Elizabeth St Giles’ bells will toll from 12 noon today – they will be muffled. Thank you to the ringers for this service on our behalf.
We are saddened at the death of our Queen Elizabeth the Second, but give thanks to God for her life of service. The statement from Bishop Libby, the Bishop of Derby, can be found here
This may be an ancient church but it exists in the 21st Century. Now you can give to the church via your mobile! If you would like to donate, Text Giles followed by your donation amount to 70460. E.g. Giles 10 to give £10. All donations are gratefully received. Thank you.
From 26th June Breathing Space – a time for quiet, reflection and meditation will be held each month (the 4th Sunday) at St Giles. So why not come along and…breath…
During a very enjoyable gift day at Saint Giles on Saturday 28th November, where we shared coffee and wonderful cakes, we were joined by an unexpected visitor. Meet Van who, having bravely taken an unscheduled swim in the Derwent, had become parted from his human and had quite cleverly found his way up the hill to the church. We dried him off and gave him some buttered fruit loaf and soon reunited him with his very worried family. Saint Giles, protector of the deer of the forest, obviously prayed for him.