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Parish Events in June

Ordinations | 15-16 June


This month is a very special one as we look forward to the priesting of our curate, Phillip Dawson. The service of ordination will take place at St. John’s Wood at 4pm on Saturday the 15th June. The church is unable to accommodate vast numbers of people, so the service is ticketed and we cannot all crowd in to support Phillip on the day.


But you are invited to be present at St Giles at 11am on Sunday 16th June, when Phillip will preside at Holy Communion for the first time and administer the sacrament.


The service will be followed by a Parish Barbeque in the churchyard. Please do come and bring friends and family with you, it would be wonderful to have a full church for this special occasion. If you would like to contribute a salad or something sweet for the parish lunch then please email the Rector. In the meantime please do pray for Phillip and all those who are to be ordained.


Year for Prayer | Bishop of London | 23 June 6.30pm


The following Sunday, 23rd June, The Lord Bishop of London is coming to preach at Evensong as part of our Year for Prayer. It is customary when the Bishop visits for all those in the church community to be present. I therefore invite you to come along and bring people with you again. There will be tea in the vestry house before the service from 5.30pm. 


St Giles Society X Camden History Society | 27 June at 7.30pm


At 7.30pm on 27 June, the St Giles Society, alongside the Camden History Society, will be co-hosting a talk by Andrew Saint and Rebecca Preston, authors of St Giles-in-the-Fields: History of a London Parish, at the Camden Archives Centre.


For anyone who missed our book launch last month - or just wants to hear more about the fascinating history of this area - Andrew and Rebecca will be offering an indepth look at their research and how it changes our understanding of the parish of St Giles through the ages.


The talk will take place at Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8PA and admission is free.


Parish History Walk | 30 June at 12.30pm


Continuing the historical theme, Wil James will be leading a history themed parish walk on 30th June, starting from St Giles after the morning service.


Entitled Charlatans, Highwaymen and a Tidal Wave of Beer, the walk will explore some of the quirkier, darker and less well-known aspects of St Giles’ history.


St Giles has always been a place where people had to live by their wits, not always on the right side of the law. It has seen its fair share of fraudsters and scam artists; it has witnessed disaster and instances of great human perseverance.  On this tour you will meet a one-legged swimming champion, the man who inspired a famous nursery rhyme, as well as glimpsing the areas long and complicated relationship with booze.

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