A warm welcome to
St Giles & St Matthew's Churches
“Love one another, as I have loved you...”
Hello and welcome to all wanting to find out more about our two churches: St Giles Parish Church in Killamarsh and St Matthew's Parish Church in Renishaw.
Our aim is to be friendly and open places of worship which welcome members of our community of all ages and to play an active role in the life of our villages. We strive to 'Be Christ in Church and Community" as Jesus taught us to "Love one another, as I have loved you."
COVID-19 - Church Opening
We are pleased to announce that St Giles and St Matthew's Churches re-opened for Sunday services on
Sunday, 16th August 2020
and weekly thereafter.
During the Pandemic there will be one service of Holy Communion at 10.00am on Sundays.
There will not be any other Sunday or weekday services for the time being.
Government guidelines indicate that there should be a maximum of 30 people at St Giles and 20 people at St Matthew's present at any service. To ensure we keep to these guidelines, we ask that anyone who is not a member of our regular congregation and wishes to attend a service should inform the Rector, Revd Canon Helen Guest, beforehand (Tel: 0114 2482769 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
All worshippers will be most welcome.
Anyone wishing to discuss arrangements for baptisms, marriages or funerals in church should contact Revd Helen or Revd Michael (as above).
Thank you for your understanding and keep safe.
Please adhere to the following:
Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the building
Keep 2m apart from other households inside the building at all times
If you would like to light a candle, please first allow time for alcohol-based hand sanitiser to completely dry and then light the candle from an existing candle flame. Do not use matches.
Our church website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life (please see our Spirituality Resources page). You can also find prayer resources at www.churchofengland.org.
Revd Helen and Revd Michael are also available to receive calls between 9am and 11am weekdays and Saturday mornings, but please feel free to phone us at any time if we can be of any help whatsoever.
Read our October Newsletter here
Grief Conversations on BBC Radio 2 -
From 25 -31 October Radio 2 is looking at grief and loss in the hope of helping to normalise the conversations around them.
#Candle Of Hope at
"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13)
“Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
Dear Lord Jesus
As we hear of yet another migrant family tragically losing their lives in an attempt to get to this country, we pray for migrants everywhere who are so desperate that they are willing to risk everything in an attempt to reach a place where their family may live and prosper in relative safety. Dear Lord Jesus, whilst we condemn the people traffickers who seek to get rich from the desperate plight of others we pray that international governments will step in to make their criminal activities unnecessary by doing all they can to help those often fleeing fearful situations in their own countries.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Prayer for the Day - Thursday 29th October
Father Georges Harvest Appeal 2020
Here at St Giles and St Matthew’s we are delighted to be able to support Father Georges in Madagascar with his latest farming initiative which is to buy more egg laying hens for the benefit of his communities. Father Georges is currently in lockdown due to the Coronavirus.
If you would like to support Father Georges 2020 Harvest Appeal please send your donation to Revd H.Guest at The Rectory, Sheepcote Road, Killamarsh S21 1 DU who will ensure that your donation is sent directly to Father Georges.
Thank you for your generosity and support.
Revd Helen, Rector
Giving to Church during the Pandemic
Even though our churches are now open, if you are unable to attend church for whatever reason, there is still the facility to offer your donation by cheque or by the Parish Giving Scheme. If you wish to give by cheque please make your cheque payable to St Giles P.C.C. or Renishaw St Matthew's Church and post to Revd Canon Helen Guest, The Rectory, Sheepcote Road, Killamarsh, S21 1DU. Please indicate whether you wish to Gift Aid your donation. Alternatively, you can give by joining the Parish Giving Scheme and giving by Direct Debit by calling the dedicated phoneline on 0333 002 1271 and quoting the following details:
Killamarsh St Giles
Diocese of Derby
Parish Reference 120612068
St Giles Patronage Scheme Year 9 has recently been launched. If you are interested in becoming a patron of St Giles Church, please click here for details.
Thank you for your help
St Giles Church, Killamarsh, has recently completed a major project to carry out a programme of repairs and refurbishment to the church building. This has involved renovation and redecoration of the interior, new external drainage and stonework repairs. In addition, new toilet facilities have been installed, which are easily accessible to disabled visitors. The main refurbishment work received financial support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, without which the project could not have gone ahead. Further financial support was received from the Derby Diocese Raymond Ross Fund towards the cost of the new toilet facilities. Completion of the project means that the church will continue to be a central part of the community in the years ahead.
Messy Church - currently on hold due to Coronavirus Crisis
St Giles Church Hall,
Sheepcote Rd, Killamarsh
Monthly Prayer Meeting - currently on hold
St Matthew's Church, Renishaw