St. Giles has a strong tradition of welcoming and openness. We hope to make comfortable all people who visit, try us out, or come earnestly looking for a new church home, regardless of their religious background, social situation, or political-philosophical orientation. We feel there’s a warm place for anyone at St. Giles, and we want you to feel that way too.
We hope you will be comfortable with our Sunday worship. Most services are found directly in the red Book of Common Prayer in the pew racks, and the officiant and the Sunday leaflet help the congregation to find its way. Occasionally, alternative liturgies or segments of a Sunday service are printed separately on a card or booklet. Most music is found in either the larger blue “Hymnal 1979″ or in “Wonder, Love, and Praise,” a convenient green paperback also in the pew racks.
Within the Episcopal branch of the Anglican Church—that branch of the “holy catholic and apostolic church” stemming from centuries-old English tradition—any baptized person who feels called to the sacrament of bread and wine is welcomed at the Communion table. Please feel free to receive Communion with us whenever you, your family, spouse, children, or friends are here.