St Giles West Bridgford Podcast



Sermons and talks from St Giles Parish Church West Bridgford. For more details visit our website.


  • Palm Sunday

    24/03/2024 Duration: 21min

    On Palm Sunday Emily Charkham reflects on Mark 11: 1-11 - Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King.  As we begin our journey through Holy Week, she invites us to ponder, "do you know how much Jesus loves you?"

  • Nehemiah's Prayer

    17/03/2024 Duration: 23min

    Simon Cartwright (Chief Officer at Transforming Notts Together) reflects upon Nehemiah, a man of action seeped in prayer (Nehemiah 1 - 2 v5).

  • Paul's Prayer

    10/03/2024 Duration: 11min

    This week we continue to look at the approaches of different people in the Bible to prayer. Che Seabourne considers Paul and his priority of prayer that revolves around Jesus (Ephesians 3:14-21). 

  • Daniel's Prayer

    03/03/2024 Duration: 16min

    Continuing with our Lent series looking at different people praying in the Bible, Joanna asks us what we can learn from Daniel and how his habit of prayer equipped him to face whatever came his way (Daniel 6: 1-27).

  • Hannah's Prayer

    25/02/2024 Duration: 19min

    In looking at 1 Samuel 1 and the rawness of Hannah's prayer Joanna encourages us to seek God and to be real before God in prayer.

  • The Transfiguration

    18/02/2024 Duration: 19min

    Looking at the story of the Transfiguration, seeking the presence of God.

  • Vision

    28/01/2024 Duration: 28min

    This week Joanna shares her vision for God's calling on St Giles.

  • Belonging

    21/01/2024 Duration: 22min

    Joanna speaks on the theme of Belonging and what it means to be called into a community of faith, to belong to St Giles.  She reflects on Mark 1:14-20, the calling of the first disciples.

  • Serving

    14/01/2024 Duration: 24min

    This week Joanna asks us to reflect on what being part of our community at St Giles means. Looking at John 13: 1-17, we consider what it means to serve, to meet the needs of those around us, according to our gifts and talents.

  • Our Father

    22/10/2023 Duration: 22min

    Rev Kristine Mole reflects on Matthew 6: 5-15, where Jesus tells us how we should pray, and gives us the Lord's Prayer. Kristine encourages us to jump into the pool of refreshment that this prayer offers to us, to rest on a line of the Lord's Prayer.

  • Blessed by God in order to bless others

    15/10/2023 Duration: 23min

    Joanna invites us to consider the words of the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15 - what has God given us and how does he want us to use it? She illustrates her message through the medium of homemade cake!

  • Feeding the More Than 5000

    08/10/2023 Duration: 23min

    On her first Sunday at St Giles, our new Rector Joanna looks at on one of the most well known stories of the bible. She reflects on harvest and a God who takes the little we can offer and abundantly magnifies it. She invites us to give thanks for God’s provision and to pray to know how he wants us to use the resources that he has gifted us with.

  • Sharing all that God has given us

    18/09/2022 Duration: 23min

    This week the Treasurer of St Giles, Chris, talks about the financial facts of church life and invites us to reflect on how God has called us to be stewards of all his gifts, including our money, and to share responsibly all that God has given us.

  • Our Pledge to Christ

    11/09/2022 Duration: 16min

    On Sunday 11th September, in the shadow of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are invited to consider her lifelong commitment to her duty and to her pledge to serve. We  reflect on how we can commit our lives, pledge our all, to Christ and his service.

  • Prayer and Giving

    21/08/2022 Duration: 25min

    In the latest of his talks on giving, Rev Christopher invites us to consider the importance of giving, as with all things that we are and have, being within the context of prayer.

  • Our Treasure and Our Heart

    07/08/2022 Duration: 24min

    "Where your treasure is there will your heart be also." Matthew 6: 21 In the next of his series of talks on the subject of giving, Rev Christopher Wheaton invites us to reflect on our attitude towards our money and what that reveals about our Christian discipleship, all framed by what Jesus says to us about money in the Bible.

  • Going Out

    24/07/2022 Duration: 18min

    Revd Peter Watkins helps us to consider what it means to be an outward looking church (Acts 4:32-35) and presents a biblical challenge for us all during the current Rector vacancy at St Giles: "they never stopped proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah".

  • Using our Gifts

    17/07/2022 Duration: 21min

    Last Sunday we welcomed Rev Craig Hunt, the Diocesan Director of Ordinands. He talked about 'every member ministry' and the responsibility that we all have during this time of Rector vacancy to discover and use our gifts here at St Giles.

  • Biblical Principles of Giving

    10/07/2022 Duration: 26min

    "It is more blessed to give than to receive" Acts 20: 35.  Revd Christopher Wheaton invites us to reflect on the basic biblical principles for Christian giving.

  • Psalm 23 - The Lord is My Shepherd

    14/03/2022 Duration: 27min

    Psalm 23 will be familiar to many, it begins 'The Lord is my Shepherd'. This is the final sermon of our Rector Rev Lee Proudlove before he left us and he encourages us to come afresh to the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep, and who's heart is gentle and lowly.

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