Wishing you a blessed Holy Week and Easter from all at St Giles’

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We really hope that you’re able to join us at the culmination of our lenten journey this week. You may know the story well, vaguely or not at all – but the events which took place leading to Jesus’ death on the cross are as powerful and as relevant in today’s world as they have ever been. And we know that the story never ends..

We have a lot of services this week – and you are very welcome. Our Easter Vigil on Saturday 15th of April at 8pm is not a ‘well-known’ about service – but it is one of the most poignant occasions in our church life. The ‘Exultet’ is sung and is an ancient hymn of the church and recounts the saving acts of God in the Old and New Testaments. Why not come along and hear it for yourself?

We thank you that Easter is not about a people,
but all people,
that your love and your Salvation
are for all who confess
with voices, hearts and lives
that the tomb is empty
because Jesus is risen,
that we might know forgiveness,
that lives might be reborn
and your name
glorified now and for eternity.

Free St Giles’ events this week

We have three free events this week for you to enjoy!
Camberwell Free Film

As part of the Camberwell Free Film Festival, we’re showing the 1961 classic ‘The Fabulous Baron Munchausen’ at 7.30pm on Wednesday 5th April in church. The next day, the crypt will be open to show ‘Kairo’ with doors opening at 8pm on Thursday 6th April.

Finally, join us at 1pm on Friday 7th April to hear the Khorasan String Quartet perform works by Mendelssohn and Shostokowich.

Evensong this Saturday, 4.30pm

MorlandJoin us for choral evensong on Saturday 11th of March at St Giles’, sung by the ‘Friends of Morland’ and conducted by Norman Harper, Director of Music at St George’s Catholic Cathedral in Southwark. The organist is Ashley Valentine.

Music includes Balfour Gardiner’s Evening Hymn, Sumsion in A Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis & Graham Ellis’ ‘Morland’ responses.

St Giles’ choristers have been visiting the Morland Chorister Camp each summer for many years and we are delighted to host evensong again in London. The service should last approximately 50 minutes and is free. All very welcome.