Our Events

Christmas Tree Festival 1- 10 December
Showcasing local charities and independent businesses

Enjoy the sight and smell of 34 real trees, decorated by local groups, small businesses, schools, colleges, youth groups and the elderly around the theme of ‘Messages and Messengers’. From 1 to 10 December the grade II* listed church of St Giles’, with its noted works of art, will be turned into a small Christmas forest featuring the very best of charitable and independent Cambridge. The Church will be open every day during this period with many special event taking place.


  • Friday 1st December, 6pm Grand opening and blessing of the trees with music by Quadriga Quartet - Mulled wine and mince pies
  • Saturday 2nd Dec from 11am - 4pm Christmas mini Market, refreshments and lunches, Willow workshop (2pm).
  • Sunday 3rd Dec 3pm Advent carol service followed by tea
  • Monday 4th Dec 2-4pm Glass engraving with Lida Kindersley
  • Thursday 7th Dec 7.30pm Cambridge Sinfonietta concert (Tickets £9/6/2)
  • Friday 8th Dec Pyrography demonstration
  • Sunday 10th December 2-4pm Festival Finale – the Children's party, with games, crafts, quizzes and a visit from Father Christmas
  • Every weekday and Saturday 9th Dec Church Open, refreshments served at certain times.
  • On the weekends throughout the Festival Saturday Vigil service at 6pm & Sunday Eucharist at 9am

You can book teas for large groups in advance, Telephone: 315000

Please visit the parish website for further information and contact details.

Public Lectures 2nd Thursday of Month, 11am

Peter Jackson, 9 November: TBC

Lynne Broughton 14 December: The Seven Deadly Sins (and a few Lively Virtues)

These talks are held on the second Thursday of each month with the exception of August. They start at 11 am with refreshments provided from 10.30 am.

Vintage Movie Night Saturdays 7.45pm
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18 November Alfred Hitchcock classic, starring James Stewart & Grace Kelly. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from an apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder (1954).

16 December '17 An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart (1946).

20 January '18 An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder and fraud scheme that arouses an investigator's suspicions. Written & Directed by Billy Wilder (1944)

17 February Musical, staring Yul Brynner & Deborah Kerr. A widow accepts a job as a governess to the King of Siam's children (1956).

17 March Laurel & Hardy: As a reward for capturing a bank robber, Stan and Ollie get scholarship to Oxford, but are met with resentment by other students (1940).

21 April Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush & Helena Bonham Carter. The story of King George’s sudden ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped him overcome his stammer and childhood trauma. (2010)

19 May Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds & Donald O’Connor have a glorious feeling in this musical in which a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (1952)

St Giles' as a Venue
St Giles' has the facilities to put on large events in the heart of Cambridge at minimum cost. We have a license for the performance of certain music and there is a new data projector and screen available.

It seats up to 200 people (but was designed for several hundred more) and has disabled access. In the past the building has hosted concerts, exhibitions, lectures, art installations and much more. There is also a beautiful garden.

If you have an event you would like to put on at St Giles', please contact us at info@fosgc.org