More tea vicar?

It’s back ! – come and enjoy delicious homemade cakes and coffee in St Giles’ Church Hall at the Holy Mowers’ Annual Coffee and Cake fund raising event from 10.00am- 11.30am on 14th June.

Part of Ickenham Festival Open Gardens.

All proceeds go towards maintenance and planting in your local churchyard

More Bargains at the URC!

From the URC

We got our fundraising year off to a great start at the end of April, with a wonderful attendance at the Spring Forecourt Sale and proceeds of almost £800 to the church and this year’s charities [Samaritans and CLICK Rukiga].

Now we are going to help kick start the Festival with a variety of stalls accompanied by a coffee morning with homemade cakes. The event on Saturday 11th June will run from 10am to 12 Noon, admission is FREE and you will be able to choose from plants, bric-brac, books, collectables including stamps, cigarette card and postcards, and anything else that comes in, but not clothes or shoes.

If you have items to donate please bring them to the church between 2pm and 6pm on Friday 10th June or ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for collection. This is also the number for any enquiries or offers of help.

The response was great last time in terms of both donations and sales so let’s try to do even better!


URC forecourt sale next Saturday

From URC

Don’t miss our first forecourt sale of 2022, on Saturday 30th April, 10am to 12 Noon, admission FREE.

Alongside a coffee morning with homemade cakes in the Oasis, we’ll have plants, bric-a-brac, books [both “high quality” at £1-£5 and general stock at 50p paper/£1 hard], toys and games, maps, stamps and pretty much anything else except clothes.

The quality books will be indoors in any case and some other items will be in the event of bad weather, so please try to get there even if there are April showers about.

Remember that the cricket season will have been going for three weeks by then!

Proceeds will be shared between the church and our external charities for the year, which are The Samaritans and CLICKRukiga.

If you have items to donate please bring them to the church on Friday 29th April between 2pm and 6pm or ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for collection.

This is also the number for any enquiries or offers of help.

We hope to hear from you and/or see you!

Covid jabs now at Hillingdon Hospital

The Hillingdon Hospitals Trust has opened a new public Covid-19 vaccination hub, at Hillingdon Hospital, and there are plenty of appointments available – either book online walk in.  The new centre will help roll out of the Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters that are vital to keeping everyone in our community safe. But we need your help. Please could you help share information about this service with your contacts and encourage your friends, neighbours, colleagues and family to come and have their vaccination at Hillingdon Hospital. 

More information is below and attached are posters / social media assets that you are welcome to use.

If you would like more information or additional materials, please contact the communications team at:

About the hub:    The hub is located on Pinewood Ward at Hillingdon Hospital, and can be accessed via a dedicated external entrance through the car park just off Royal Lane, so that visitors do not need to go through the main hospital building.   We are offering the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, and can provide first and second doses to anyone 16 or over, as well as boosters for adults over the age of 18.  The hub is open between 8.30am and 7.30pm, seven days a week. Walk-in appointments are available.  

Appointments can also be made through the National Booking system Pre-bookable booster appointments are currently being offered to anyone over the age of 30, and the system will be updated on Wednesday 15 December to allow those over the age of 18 to book for their booster.   

In the meantime, over 18s are welcome to access booster vaccines through walk-in appointments, provided it has been at least 3 months (91 days) since their second dose.   Please note that we still require anyone attending our sites to wear a clean surgical mask, maintain social distancing, and wash/sanitise hands regularly. This helps us to keep everyone safe.  

Current vaccine eligibility:   Anyone over the aged 16 or over can have a vaccine.  People aged 18 or over should have their second dose from 8 weeks after their first dose.  Most people aged 16 or 17 should have their second dose from 12 weeks after their first dose.  Anyone aged 18 or over can get a booster vaccine from 3 months (91 days) after their second dose.    

Vaccines are effective way for us to combat the virus – they save lives.  If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, there is a wealth of information available on the NHS Coronavirus Vaccination webpage and the Government’s website.  

URC activity this weekend

From URC

There’s plenty going on this coming weekend at the URC!  On Friday evening the church will be open from 6pm to 9pm for a festive display on the theme of LIGHT, accompanied by stalls of Christmas goods, small bric-a-brac and quality second-hand books and a bran tub for the children.  There will be seasonal refreshments in the Oasis coffee shop, an update on CLICK Rukiga and a raffle with prizes including Sunday lunch for four at the Fairways Carvery and a £25 meat voucher from Ickenham Village Butchers.  We will be open again on Saturday morning from 10am to 12 Noon for a Festive Coffee Morning, with the stalls still open and augmented by one of the famous Butterflies book stalls.  There are no admission charges at any point so we look forward to seeing you.


Sunday 17th October 2021 at 7.30 pm
Battle of Britain Bunker Visitor Centre, Wren Avenue, Uxbridge, UB10 0GG

Walton – Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Coates – Dambusters March Bernstein – Great Escape March
Elgar – Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Parker/Charles – We’ll Meet Again

Adults £12, Concessions £10, Children 11-16 £5, under 11 Free
Reserve tickets by calling our Box Office 01895 674223,
Purchase through 01895 250615 or or via an orchestra member