St Giles is a Church of England village church at the heart of this rural community. Our historic church has stood as a beacon in the village for over a thousand years ministering to all of the parish with God's love guiding the way.
St Giles Church encompasses all generations, with a strong youth involvement through our Primary school and Sunday Club, a committed focus on families and a caring and responsive approach to our more senior members. All of this bonded together by prayer and united worship.
Please take the time to browse our website to find out what we have been doing in the name of God and to see what is yet to come and we look forward to seeing you at our forthcoming worship and activities.
Throughout the Diocese of Chichester 2018 is to be marked as the
'Year of Prayer'. The Diocese has a programme of special events for
the year, click here
Following our Lord’s teaching of the greatest commandments:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind”.
“You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” (Matthew 27. 37.39)
Sadly, Deacon David Howland is leaving us. He has contributed so much to St Giles and with such good humour that he will be badly missed. Not only has he helped keep our services going week in and week out since last Easter but he has worked tirelessly as a good pastor in the village and been the first port of call for those in need of a baptism, marriage or funeral.
When people train for ordination as Deacons, most go on to train for the priesthood. That is what David is doing. We have no priest to train him so he is being moved on to another parish, this time a bigger one in Crawley. We thank him and wish him and his wonderfully supportive family well.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is to be held on Wednesday 11th April at 7.30pm in the Martindale Centre.
The Archdeacon of Horsham, the Venerable Fiona Windsor, will be taking the 10am service at St Giles on Sunday 22nd April. There will be a buffet lunch at the Martindale Centre afterwards, details to follow.
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