Autumn has been described as the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. At St Giles’ the start of autumn is also party time and, as usual, we celebrated St Giles’ day with a barbecue and some delicious deserts! Thanks to everyone who helped make it such a special occasion.
Autumn is also a time of thanksgiving for all the good things around us – as well as an opportunity to share them. Our harvest gifts – along with items we collect all year round – go towards our three community help collections; Sunshine House (for young mothers and babies), The Foyer (to help young homeless people find a way back to independent living) and the Pecan Food Bank (to help needy people find nourishment). We’re very proud to support all three organisations and continue to wish them well with all that they do in our community.
We’ve been tidying up the garden recently as we get ready for the arrival of winter. Margaret (pictured) is always busy with gardening duties but she is also the enthusiastic chair of the Friends of St Giles‘ charity, which helps to raise funds for the repair and maintenance of St Giles’. One of the ways you can help with that is to become a member. For £25 per year you’ll receive brochures and newsletters, invites to social events and lots more – and your money will be well spent caring for our beautiful church. You can find out more at the link above – or come along to one of the Friends’ events – like ‘Blackmail’!
If you’ve been past our church recently you will hopefully have noticed our banner advertising our silent film, ‘Blackmail’, on Saturday 19th October. It’s one of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest London films and it will be accompanied by Camberwell Community Choir and a live jazz band. We hope to see you there!