Welcome to the Website for St Giles
the historic Parish Church of Wrexham and one of the 'Wonders of Wales'.
This magnificent building is a very visible sign of the faith of Christian people over many centuries.
It was built to the glory of God and to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of his son, Jesus.
In this place, made holy by the prayers of so many generations,
the people of Wrexham come to celebrate the joys of life,
and also to seek strength in times of trouble, fear and sorrow.
There is much of the past here, but the church is not a museum.
This building is a place for the present and the future;
a constant reminder of the presence of God in our world and in our lives,
and an encouragement to pray to him, and to worship him.
We, who worship and pray here regularly,
hope that you will find something of the power and peace of God.
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The Vicar of St Giles' is Rev Canon John Lomas firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev Canon Mary Stallard is director of the St Giles Centre for Religious Education email@example.com
They can be contacted through the Parish Office firstname.lastname@example.org
on 01978 355808 or 07751 422594 - open Monday - Friday 10am-12.30pm.
Baptisms and Weddings can be booked by attending Sunday Services or the 'Surgery Hour' at the Parish Office in the Church grounds from 6-7pm on Wednesday evenings.
Services at St Giles'
8am Holy Eucharist
9.30am All Age Worship (2nd Sunday)
11am Choral Eucharist
6pm Said Evening Prayer (1st and 3rd Sundays)
6pm Cymun Bendigaid (2nd Sunday)
6pm Taizé Service (4th Sunday)
11am - Holy Eucharist.
The Centre is a joint undertaking between St Mary’s Centre at St Deiniol’s library and the Wrexham Parochial Educational Foundation in partnership with St Giles Church. Its aim is to provide a centre that will enable the Christian Faith to be taught more effectively to children and young people in the Wrexham area and beyond. The Centre will have three distinct yet interrelated areas of work:
1.In partnership with the Local Education Authority, the Diocese of St Asaph and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wrexham, it will promote and support the development of high quality Religious Education in Church and State schools in the Wrexham area and beyond.
2.In collaboration with the Diocese of St Asaph and local Ecumenical partners, it will help the church to be more effective in its work with young people, providing teaching and developing resource support for Sunday school teachers, youth and children’s workers. It will be a centre for the teaching ‘Godly Play’
3.It will develop resources to enable the historic church of St Giles to be used to teach young people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ
A Shared Mission
Both the St Mary’s Trust and the Wrexham Parochial Education Foundation were set up to ensure that the church could remain fully involved in the religious development of young people in Wrexham and North Wales. At a time when the secular agenda is becoming more powerful, the Trusts are attempting to support the church in reaching out in particular to non church schools and young people with no church connections.
As the historic Parish Church of Wrexham, St Giles is called to witness to Christ in all areas of the town’s life and supporting the spread of the gospel among young people is a key part of this. The Church will share in, and support the mission of the Trusts by providing a home for the work and witness of the Centre at the heart of a living, praying, worshipping Christian community. In this process it can make its own contribution to the Centre’s life and can build its own, ongoing relationship with schools and young people.
The Centre is began its work with the appointment of Gavin Craigen as its first director in 2010.
Facilities in St Giles were completed in 2012.
Contacting the Centre
The current Director of the centre is Rev Canon Mary Stallard. email@example.com
01978 355808 ex205
St Giles RE Centre offers a number of flexible spaces which can be hired for anything from small meetings to large conferences, with full multimedia and wi-fi facilities and on-site parking.
To discuss your requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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