Church Groups

Church Groups

Meet and Eat
Mothers’ Union
Men’s Supper Club
Women’s Fellowship
The Flower Guild
Circle Dancing
Open House

Meet and Eat

Meet and Eat is a group that meets for lunch and a chat in an informal setting.

All are welcome – please sign up beforehand by contacting us: 

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A two course meal is served with coffee or tea and costs £5. The group meets on the following Wednesdays at 12 noon :

  • 4 March 2020
  • No meeting in April 2020
  • Watch this space for dates beyond April

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Mothers’ Union

The Mothers’ Union is the largest Christian Charity in the world and has an accredited voice at the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women.

MU is to be specifically committed to strengthening and preserving family life and marriage by our Christian faith and through practical action.  We serve in prisons, in contact centres, literacy schemes and in many other vital ways. If you see a need of families in this area please contact us

Mothers’ Union Prayer

Loving Lord,
We thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your spirit,
may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service
reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus’ name. Amen

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Men’s Supper Club

Meeting monthly from October to March, normally on the second Thursday evening at 6.30 for 7.00pm in St Giles’ Church Hall.  Wine, beer and soft drinks are available from 6.30pm. 

Enjoy a cooked main course and dessert, finishing with a cup of tea or coffee, before settling down to listen to the speaker, organised by the Speaker Secretary, Jonathan Slater.

Whereas most members live in Bramhope and are associated with St Giles’, church membership is not a requirement.  We have members who come regularly from Adel, Cookridge and further afield.

If you would like to attend a future Meeting, please note that meals have to be booked at the latest by the Sunday preceding the Thursday of a Meeting.

Please contact us via the contact page for further details.

Secondhand Book Sale

All are welcome at our secondhand book sale – the Men’s Supper Club’s annual fund-raising event for the benefit of St Giles.  We always have a large range of paperbacks, hardbacks and children’s books in good condition, supplemented by CDs and DVDs.

For further information contact us via the contact page

Brief history of St Giles’ Men’s Supper Club

Roy Warner founded St Giles’ Men’s Supper Club in 1971.  The first meeting was held on Thu 14th October 1971 when twenty-six men attended, each paying 20p!

We celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Club on Thu 13th October 2011 with an ‘In-house’ evening of reminiscences by our own members, at least one of whom, Bryan Bundey, attended the first meeting.

The basic idea of men having the opportunity to meet socially and enjoy fellowship, sit down to a meal and listen to a speaker, has stood the test of time.

For many years a team of ladies, mainly members’ wives, prepared the supper.  Our current caterers are Karen Sheard and her sister Julie from Otley.          

Women’s Fellowship

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We are an Ecumenical group which celebrated its 60th birthday in 2019. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for a varied programme of speakers, suppers, outings, charity evenings and a carol service.

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The Flower Guild

The Flower Guild at St Giles is a group of 12 enthusiastic Flower Arrangers who look after the flowers in church each month. As well as these 12 participants. There are also lots of other people who do a new flower arrangement each week. If you are interested in helping please contact us.

Pictures below are from our celebratory Flower Festival. Members of the Flower Guild and friends (both young and old) were joined by members of Leeds Flower Club to decorate the church to the theme of  ‘All things bright and beautiful’.

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Circle Dancing

Circle Dancing meets in St Giles’ Church hall on 1st, 3rd (and 5th) Tuesday evenings at 8pm. No experience neccessary!

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Open House

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Open House is a group of retired people who meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. There’s sometimes games and crafts but always tea and cakes AND lots of chatter. New members are always welcome.

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Our vision is to be a church that worships, welcomes and shares God with all our community and beyond