St Giles church offers are wide variety of services. There are traditional services as well as some more informal lively types of worship.
8.15am Holy Communion
This service is held on 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month.
A quiet, said traditional Holy Communion Service using the rich liturgy of Anglican Common Worship or the Book of Common Prayer.
9.30am Parish Communion
9.30am Together Communion for All
Every 4th Sunday is Together Communion for All. This more informal Holy Communion service welcomes you and all your family from babies to great grandparents. There are activities in the church during this service for the children.
3.00pm Messy Church
6.30pm Choral Evensong
This service is held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month.
We are one of the few churches left in this area to sing Choral Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer. Do join us at this beautiful worship service.
6.30pm Parish Communion
10.30am Thursday Holy Communion
Every Thursday morning there is a Holy communion service in the side chapel following the Book of Common Prayer. On the first Thursday or every month the service is followed by refreshments in the hall and transport can be arranged.
Child Friendly Services
Children are always welcomed at all of our services but especially the 9.30am Sunday services where there are always toys and activities to occupy children.
At St Giles we believe that “Children are made to move around and make noise and this is what we expect in church! So don’t worry.”
The All.together service is informal and fun ! It is popular with families and young children. This act of worship is without communion and lasts around 45 minutes. Dates are monthly on the second Sunday of the month.
On the 4th Sunday of the month we have a ‘Together Communion for All’ which is a shorter and less formal Holy Communion. There are activities in the church hall during part of this service for the children.
Each week we take a number of streets by name in the village of Bramhope and pray for the people who live there.
We pray for the sick and those who are in need of support and love at difficult times of their lives or for those who have suffered bereavement.
Healing prayer is offered at some of our regular services. This is in complete confidence and may be for yourself or someone you are concerned about.
Healing Prayer will be offered at the following regular services in 2019 at 9:30am:
Healing Prayer will also be offered at the following evening services in 2019 at 6:30pm:
Home Nurture Groups
Home Nurture Groups are for Christians to meet together. The members help each other grow in their faith and to become better disciples of Jesus.
People join a group for all sorts of reasons:
to grow in their experience of God
to understand the Bible
to worship and pray in a more informal way
to make friends with others in church
to explore issues of spirituality
to develop skills and gifts
to apply their beliefs to daily life
to learn how to serve God.
New to Church?
What do they do?
Nuture Groups have five purposes:
WORSHIP: Expressing praise and thanks to God in song, word and prayer; growing in our knowledge and experience of him.
DISCIPLESHIP: Learning from the Bible, applying its teaching to life, helping one another to grow in understanding, character and wholeness.
FELLOWSHIP: Building good friendships, learning to trust, accept and affirm one another, helping each other in practical ways.
MINISTRY: Discovering the gifts God has given us and learning to use them to help others in the group, the church and the world.
MISSION: Supporting each other in witness, working together on specific projects, helping the group to become strong enough and large enough to form the basis of two new Discipleship Groups.
When and where?
Home Nurture Groups at St Giles meet either weekly or fortnightly, on a variety of different days. They meet in the homes of group members and/or a group in the church hall.
The courses are typically 6-8 sessions.
The next course will be published in due course.
We’ve been running the Alpha course at St Giles for many years. It is an easy way to investigate the Christian faith, look at your own faith or absence of faith and sometimes simply to gain more knowledge about the faith into which you were brought up but never understood.
Dates for Next Alpha Course
The next Alpha Course will be confirmed nearer the time.
Comments About Alpha at St Giles
Here are some comments from participants on previous Alpha courses:
‘An Informative course and most rewarding’
‘Informality is the course’s big positive’
‘A wonderful course’
‘I found the course interesting and educational’
The things they said they most enjoyed about Alpha include:
‘The DVD and chat afterwards’
‘Listening to Nicky Gumbel, I really liked his style’
‘Sharing thoughts and experiences within the group’
‘The friendly Christian companionship’
‘Taking time out of my busy life to focus on my faith’