Just a reminder that Choral Evensong will take place in St Giles’ on Sunday 1st July at 4.30pm. Music includes Stanford’s evening service in C, Howard Goodall’s ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ and responses by Bernard Rose. All are very welcome!
Thank you to everyone who supported the ‘other’ big wedding event of May!
Our fifth Organoke™ was wedding themed and people certainly dressed to impress. If you haven’t heard what it’s all about, we essentially give you the chance to sing karaoke classics using the historic organ at St Giles’. It’s always a fun evening and this summer’s highlights included our host Ida Barr dancing down the aisle to Billy Idol’s ‘White Wedding and a crowd-surfing bride!
Organoke is an event which helps to raise the profile of our organ and generates funds for our restoration appeal. Tickets sell out very quickly, so if you’d like to join us for an Organoke Christmas special in December, please do buy tickets now!
The day after Organoke, we celebrated the feast of Pentecost where we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples. This important festival marks the end of Eastertide in our church year and we now find ourselves in Ordinary Time, all the way through to November. We still have some important Sundays to celebrate during this time, not least St Giles’ festival and All Saints’ day for example, but after the high drama and conclusion of our Easter story, things are a little more ‘relaxed’ liturgically!
Open Garden & Choral Evensong
At the start of June and July, please do come and support some special events taking place at St Giles’.
On Sunday 3rd June, the church and garden will be open between 2pm – 5pm as we take part in the Camberwell Society’s, ‘Open Gardens’ event. All are very welcome – and some local piano students will be playing the piano in church for your enjoyment as well!
Our next choral evensong will take place on Sunday 1st July at 4.30pm in church. All are very welcome for this beautiful service which will last around 45 minutes and include music by Charles Villiers Stanford & Bernard Rose.
Wishing you a very happy Eastertide from all at St Giles’
Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.