Organoke – anything but ordinary!

Organoke
Thank you to everyone who supported the ‘other’ big wedding event of May!

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Entertaining an appreciative audience – Photograph courtesy of Tom Leighton

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!

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Having a great time! Photograph courtesy of Tom Leighton

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!

Church Year
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’.

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The garden is coming into bloom

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.