Parish Events in November
5 November | All Saints and All Souls
On the first Sunday of the month we will mark the twin festivals of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. In the morning, there will be an 11am service of Choral Matins with the St Giles Quartet to mark All Saints. In the evening, a service of commemoration for the faithful departed will mark All Souls, with the St Giles Choir singing extracts from the Mozart Requiem. Please email Lesley with the names of those you wish to remember at the All Souls service.
Our joint Book Group with St George's Bloomsbury continues this month with two sessions exploring David Bentley Hart’s ‘The Experience of God’. It is helpful to have read the book beforehand but not essential. Each session will be self-contained so no need to attend all three - come along when you can. Light refreshments provided. Please contact Phillip for more details.
12 November | Remembrance Sunday | 10.55am
Our annual Act of Remembrance will take place on Remembrance Sunday, when we will be joined by a member of the Hosuehold Cavalry Mounted Regiment to sound the last post. We will gather outside the church from 10.50am in order to mark the two-minute silence at 11am. Please note the earlier start time.
16 November | Cranmer Awards London and Southwark | 6pm
St Giles will be hosting the London and Southwark heats of the Prayer Book Society Cranmer Awards. Open to young people from all backgrounds and faiths aged 11–18, competitors recite passages of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend and support the competitors.
18 November | Parish Walk in Ashridge Forest | 9am
Our final parish walk of the year will take us north to Hertfordshire for what promises to be a lovely autumnal walk in the National Trust's Ashridge Forest. Please contact the Rector for details about exact departure time and where to meet.
26 November | Stir Up Sunday "Steam Fayre" Party
To mark the end of the church year and our turn towards Advent, the Rector will be hosting a "Steam Fayre" at the Rectory after Evensong. This is a Bring and Share event with a pudding theme in honour of Stir Up Sunday. Please bring along your favourite homemade pudding to share.