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, 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.
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 22. 37.39)
Here is the Order of Service for the Parish Eucharist for the Sunday next before Lent, Sunday 11th February.
You can also access the Sermon from the First Sunday of Lent, Sunday 18th February.
Course this year is Turning to Christ - a
course for the Christian Journey suitable for explorers, the curious,
and those who are still travelling.
Wednesdays 21st February to 27th March 7-30pm in the Martindale
Booklets will be provided at a voluntary cost of £7
You can find out more about the course here
Thursdays 22nd February to 28th March at 2pm at 20 Hamsland
Please contact Barbara on 790537 if you would like to attend one or
more of these sessions and booklet will be pre-ordered for you.
Stations of the Cross: 5pm in church each Saturday from 17th February to 23rd March. Short Scripture readings, meditations and prayers on some of the things that happened to Jesus during his last hours on earth, and their meaning for our lives today.
Do join us for a Mothering Sunday Family Eucharist on Sunday March 10th at 10am. This year there will feature a Baptism Re-union for all children baptised at St Giles and all the details about this are available here. Please let Fr David know if you would like to participate.
Fr David has got a mixed darts team together to represent St Giles at the Rotary Sponsored Darts Marathon 2024. Sponsor forms will be available soon and you can view the poster giving more details of the event and the charities supported here.
The charity collection during January and February is for St Peter and St James Hospice. Do look at the display at the front of the church, but you can also find out about the work they do here.
Donations can be made using orange envelopes in the collection plate, the electronic system at the back of the church or posted in the post box at the Martindale. There is a stock of the charity envelopes in the Martindale porch.
We have received a very nice letter from Ian Wilkins at Open House Crawley following their receipt of the funds from the St Giles October and November charity collection.
The Prayers for the Annex continue on Monday mornings at 11.30am in St Giles Church.
During these difficult, stressful times do remember that HK Help and HK Prayerline exist to help parishioners in a practical or spiritual way. You can find more details here.
***********************************Building on to the church — our once-in-a-generation chance to make a real difference
Our starting point, too many years ago now, was that it is quite shameful not to have accessible, clean, warm, light and safe toilet and kitchen facilities at St Giles. Arriving at the right design from the right architect has meant overcoming set-backs while sharing plans with key users, experts and advisers. The plan for our annex, click here to view all the details, has blossomed into a scheme that will serve not just churchgoers, but our whole community.
Your support, as we enter a year of fundraising, backed up with support from the Friends of Horsted Keynes Church, will prove the scheme’s worth to benefactors and funding bodies. You will see regular updates on progress her and in P&P. and on an annex Facebook page. We will let you know when larger and fuller views of the plans will be on display.
If you have any questions about the project you can email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the group will answer as soon as possible.
Annex Steering Group
The 2023 APCM took place on Thursday 27th April 2023. You can view the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2022.
Duffy Parry is the Parish Safeguarding Officer and you can access his contact details here
Click here for the latest, February 2024, edition of Parish & Parishioner Magazine.
The Welcome Pack for new residents to the village is now available here.
Gifts of money to the Parish are invited here
This takes you to a secure site. It is
designed for one-off donations with options to make a Gift Aid
declaration and have a receipt sent by email. If you are thinking of
committing to regular donations please visit the Giving page.