Our Services

Update on Services


Following the latest Government information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and after consultation with members of the PCCs of both churches, the decision has been made to reopen St. Giles and St. Matthew’s for public worship from 1st April.  It is expected that those attending services will still have to follow the current rules and restrictions with regard to hand sanitising, social distancing and the wearing of masks.

​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 248 2769 or revshmguest@gmail.com)

Both churches will be open for funerals.  Anyone wishing to discuss arrangements for funerals should contact Revd Helen, as above. 

All are most welcome to join our worship.

​During your visit please adhere to the following:

1. Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the building

2. Keep 2m apart from other households inside the building at all times

3. 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.

4. All attending will be asked to fill in a Test and Trace sheet with their contact details which will be stored for 21 days or to 'check in' using the Church QR code displayed.

Thank you for your understanding and keep safe.


Sundays: please see note above.

Family Service at 10am at both churches:

St Giles: Holy Communion weeks 2, 3 , 4 & 5 and Service of the Word week 1 

St Matthew's: Holy Communion weeks 1, 3 , 4 & 5 and Service of the Word week 2

Holy Communion (said) at St Giles at 8.30am weeks 1 & 3

Midweek Services: please see note above.

St Giles: Holy Communion, weekly onWednesdays at 9.30am

St Matthew's: Holy Communion, second Tuesday of the month at 9.00am

Please see our Events page for details of occasional and special services

If you are in need of prayer or know anyone who is ill or housebound who would appreciate a visit, please contact Revd Helen or Revd Michael on 0114 248 2769 or email revshmguest@gmail.com