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2014 in pictures
Our Watch Night
service and
gathering is
becoming an ever
more popular way
of seeing in the
New Year!
The quiz night was a great success and
raised nearly £900 for church funds
Everyone was well fed and well
entertained by comic Duo “Dandy” at
“Lunch ‘n’ a laugh” in February - a
brilliant event tha...
Hearts and handmade - by the Rev -
chocolates were the order of the day at
our special valentines service
Launch of the Lichfield Foodbank.
Over the year St Giles’ became the third
largest church collection point in the
area. Th...
Lunches in aid of
the Bishop’s Lent
Appeal – every
Wednesday
throughout Lent.
Many thanks to
Margo Christie and
her happy ...
Messy Church was launched at Easter
and became a monthly favourite for
children and parents alike
‘Churches Together in Lichfield’ Good
Friday Walk of Witness setting off from
Whittington
The family Easter Egg Hunt was enjoyed by
many on Holy Saturday. Many thanks to
everyone who so generously donated eggs
Once again the Church Fete was the
highlight of the year – a very enjoyable
day that raised nearly £6000
We paid a sad but very proud farewell to the
McCosh family as Andy was ordained Deacon
in Lichfield Cathedral and left to ...
The tour and supper at Sheepwash Farm
and Fisherwick Lakes was greatly
enjoyed by all those who came along
Two special services to commemorate
the centenary of the outbreak of WW1
were well attended and very meaningful
180 spaces were created by the churchyard
extension, consecrated by Rt Rev’d Clive
Gregory. Many thanks to Roy Baxter who
...
Once again the Church provided some
very enticing refreshments during the
Countryside Fair
£3500 was donated at our Gift Day
in September. It is so affirming to
find that we have such generous
support from so many...
Another way in which we taxed those little
grey cells! The village Treasure Hunt,
followed by cream tea in the Church Hall...
A great time was had by all at the
Harvest Supper!
Our All Souls ‘Service of Remembrance
and Thanksgiving’ in early November
was very well attended
Rain didn’t prevent folk turning out ‘en masse’
for the Remembrance Service at the Village
War Memorial and learning about...
Many different village organisations came
and helped make the Georgian Christmas
Market another happy and successful event
New for this year – Christmas Praise in the
Barn - a very well attended and meaningful
way to get into the Christmas spirit
The School and Community Choirs, a brilliant
band, half the village, gluwein, and a faltering
attempt to tell the Christma...
The handwritten cards delivered to every
house were very well received. Young and old
came to church to belt out their fav...
Many thanks to all
those who have
worked tirelessly
throughout the
year to help us;
including the
ladies who run
our stall...
….the flower arrangers
– a very talented group of ladies….
….all those who keep the churchyard
looking so neat and tidy – ours is the
best kept churchyard for miles….
….all those who help with the weekly
‘Coffee Stop’ and arrange the much loved
summer outing and Christmas lunch….
….those who run and support the
weekly ‘Whist for pleasure’ group….
….our organist and choir….
….our band of bellringers….
….monthly ‘Flicks in the Sticks’….
….and all those who
clean and help look
after the fabric of our
church – which this
year included the
much needed repairs
...
In 2014 at St Giles’ we had eight
Baptisms….
….six weddings….
….and, sadly….
….twenty six funerals – many of which
were for well known and much loved village
characters
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A year in the life of St Giles' Church, Whittington, Staffordshire in 2014

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St Giles' Church, Whittington 2014

  1. 1. 2014 in pictures
  2. 2. Our Watch Night service and gathering is becoming an ever more popular way of seeing in the New Year!
  3. 3. The quiz night was a great success and raised nearly £900 for church funds
  4. 4. Everyone was well fed and well entertained by comic Duo “Dandy” at “Lunch ‘n’ a laugh” in February - a brilliant event that raised £951 for church funds
  5. 5. Hearts and handmade - by the Rev - chocolates were the order of the day at our special valentines service
  6. 6. Launch of the Lichfield Foodbank. Over the year St Giles’ became the third largest church collection point in the area. Thank you all for your generosity
  7. 7. Lunches in aid of the Bishop’s Lent Appeal – every Wednesday throughout Lent. Many thanks to Margo Christie and her happy band of helpers
  8. 8. Messy Church was launched at Easter and became a monthly favourite for children and parents alike
  9. 9. ‘Churches Together in Lichfield’ Good Friday Walk of Witness setting off from Whittington
  10. 10. The family Easter Egg Hunt was enjoyed by many on Holy Saturday. Many thanks to everyone who so generously donated eggs
  11. 11. Once again the Church Fete was the highlight of the year – a very enjoyable day that raised nearly £6000
  12. 12. We paid a sad but very proud farewell to the McCosh family as Andy was ordained Deacon in Lichfield Cathedral and left to take up his curacy in Shelfield & High Heath
  13. 13. The tour and supper at Sheepwash Farm and Fisherwick Lakes was greatly enjoyed by all those who came along
  14. 14. Two special services to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 were well attended and very meaningful
  15. 15. 180 spaces were created by the churchyard extension, consecrated by Rt Rev’d Clive Gregory. Many thanks to Roy Baxter who gave the land and to Harry Wiggins whose scrappage appeal paid for the iron railings
  16. 16. Once again the Church provided some very enticing refreshments during the Countryside Fair
  17. 17. £3500 was donated at our Gift Day in September. It is so affirming to find that we have such generous support from so many people
  18. 18. Another way in which we taxed those little grey cells! The village Treasure Hunt, followed by cream tea in the Church Hall, was greatly enjoyed by everyone
  19. 19. A great time was had by all at the Harvest Supper!
  20. 20. Our All Souls ‘Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving’ in early November was very well attended
  21. 21. Rain didn’t prevent folk turning out ‘en masse’ for the Remembrance Service at the Village War Memorial and learning about the significance of the humble whistle
  22. 22. Many different village organisations came and helped make the Georgian Christmas Market another happy and successful event
  23. 23. New for this year – Christmas Praise in the Barn - a very well attended and meaningful way to get into the Christmas spirit
  24. 24. The School and Community Choirs, a brilliant band, half the village, gluwein, and a faltering attempt to tell the Christmas story – it must be carols around the Christmas Tree!
  25. 25. The handwritten cards delivered to every house were very well received. Young and old came to church to belt out their favourite carols and listen to the Christmas story – this year using village groups and street names! Happy Christmas!
  26. 26. Many thanks to all those who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to help us; including the ladies who run our stall at the monthly food and craft market….
  27. 27. ….the flower arrangers – a very talented group of ladies….
  28. 28. ….all those who keep the churchyard looking so neat and tidy – ours is the best kept churchyard for miles….
  29. 29. ….all those who help with the weekly ‘Coffee Stop’ and arrange the much loved summer outing and Christmas lunch….
  30. 30. ….those who run and support the weekly ‘Whist for pleasure’ group….
  31. 31. ….our organist and choir….
  32. 32. ….our band of bellringers….
  33. 33. ….monthly ‘Flicks in the Sticks’….
  34. 34. ….and all those who clean and help look after the fabric of our church – which this year included the much needed repairs to the stonework of the Tower
  35. 35. In 2014 at St Giles’ we had eight Baptisms….
  36. 36. ….six weddings….
  37. 37. ….and, sadly…. ….twenty six funerals – many of which were for well known and much loved village characters

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