St Giles Church, Codicote

You're welcome at St Giles

Sundays at St Giles


As a church we meet on a Sunday to worship God together

 

What can I expect when I come on a Sunday?

When you come to St Giles Church, you can expect a warm friendly welcome. You can also expect a variety of differnt styles of worship rooted in the timeless values and message of Christianity. We are not afraid to try different approaches to worship services and so we always recommend people come to worship with us a few times before making their mind up about the church.

There is a car park next to the church.  As you come into the church you will be welcomed by a member of our leadership team and our friendly welcomers.  If you want to, let them know it is your first visit and they will try to help you. You might want to know where the children's work is or toilets etc - please feel free to ask we will be happy to help. 

If you are arriving for a service in the informal stream - please help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea before the service starts.

The worship service lasts about 45 mins at the 8.45am traditional service and 1 hour at 10.30 other times and may include video and a talk that explains the Bible and living Christianity in the modern context of life. We take communion regularly at 8.45am.

Most people dress in a casual style.

You could be asked to fill out a visitor's card - this of course is completely optional but we would love to keep in touch with you and update you on our events. Information given to us is not passed on to any one else.

At the end of the service there is an opportunity to receive prayer ministry (not 8.45am service)- have someone pray with or for you.  Refreshments are also served between services, after the 10.30 service and at other times as announced.


Will I get asked for money?

We do not take a collection during our services, but there is an opportunity to give on the way in before services start. You are in no way obligated to give, and in fact we would much rather you 'receive' in your early visits to St Giles. However, as you begin to feel more at home and connected into the church family, we encourage everyone to consider supporting the work and ministry of the Church. If you would like to give, then you may do so by cash or cheque or standing order - just make use of the envelope that is provided inside the main door when you arrive.

 
What about my children/teenagers?

For those aged 0 -14 we have a separate programme on Sundays at the 10.30am informal worship stream. They worship with us for about 20 minutes before moving to their own groups which are more geared to them.  Some Sundays they join us at the end of the service, others they can be picked up from their own groups - we will tell you which!

 

Current Pattern of services

 

Traditional Worship Stream at 8.45am in Church

 First Sunday in the month        Worship 4U Sunday Communion

 Second Sunday in the month

 Holy Communion (with robed choir)                                     

 Third Sunday in the month

 Said service of Holy Communion

 Fourth Sunday in the month

 Holy Communion (with robed choir)

 Fifth Sunday in the month

 Said service of Holy Communion

 

 

Informal Worship Stream at 10.30

This stream is informal and great for all the family.  The format is slightly different each week:

 

 Second Sunday in the month

Informal Worship with separate groups for children
(birth to school year 7) for part of the service.  

 Third Sunday in the month

Informal Worship with separate groups for children
(birth to school year 7) for part of the service.                    

 Fourth Sunday in the month

Informal Worship with separate groups for children
(birth to school year 7) for part of the service.

 Fifth Sunday in the month

Informal Worship with separate groups for children
(birth to school year 7) for part of the service.

 

 

First Sunday each month

 

  8.45 am

Traditional Communion Service

  9.30 to 11.30 am

Worship 4U at Giles Coffee Shop

(Fresh Expression at the Peace Memorial Hall High Street Codicote)