14.Jan 2021 Sadly St Giles is now closed to all worship and private prayer.
World Day of Prayer 2021 Friday March 5th
Women of the Republic of Vanuatu (located in the South Pacific Ocean) have prepared this year’s service. The black and white sandy beaches, coral reefs with coloured fishes, lovely birds, fruits and nuts in the forest, all make the islands a pristine environment but they are vulnerable to frequent tropical storms, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and active volcanoes. Women, men and children of all ages are called to ‘Build on a strong foundation’ and live in unity, love and peace in the context of ethnic and cultural diversity like Vanuatu and so many other places around the world.
The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 170 countries. It begins in Samoa, and prayer in native languages travels throughout the world – through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas before finishing in American Samoa some 39 hours later. In the UK our services all begin at 2pm.
Everyone is welcome to join in either on Zoom, where we will watch a pre-recorded video of the service or by watching the video via YouTube; or by having an order of service to read in your own home. So please make a note of the date – more details and Zoom/YouTube links to follow.
Prayer is at the heart of St Giles
Because of current restrictions the Healing Prayer Group is not able to hold its monthly meetings for prayer and discussion, neither can it hold the Healing Ministry, the chance for anyone to share in private prayer after communion in the chapel.
Sadly it has therefore been decided to disband the group for the time being, and trust that it can re-form when the situation allows.
Meanwhile any requests for names to be put on the weekly church ‘prayer list’ please use the ‘Contact Us‘ page where requests will be treated in the strictest confidence. Names can be read out both in the church services and within the virtual services ‘on line’.