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)
This year there will be two Christingle Services as it is necessary to restrict numbers due to Covid-19. You can book places for either of the services by clicking the appropriate link below:
Booking will be open from Wednesday 1st December
The St Giles Advent Carol Service will take place at 5pm on Sunday 28th November. There will be more carols at the Bluebell Railway on Tuesday 7th December at 7.30pm, with the Station being open from 6pm.
Sunday 5th December will be a For All the Family Service and we will be collecting toys and gifts for F.S.W., our charity for November and December, to be distributed to local needy families at their Christmas parties. If you cannot come to church, please leave any donations in the boxes in the Church or Martindale porch.
Top left: Archdeacon
Angela and Fr. David displaying the celebratory tea towel (see
below)Top right: The newly elected School Bishops with Headmistress
Hilary Douch and Fr. David
Bottom left: Harvest Festival at St Giles School
Bottom right: Hilary's car crammed full with items collected for Open House and FIA which she and Helen were about to take to Crawley
The very desirable tea towel displayed above is available to purchase in aid of St Giles's funds. Please click here to see it properly and to find out how to obtain one or more.
The charity collection during November and December is for Family Support Work (FSW), a charity very familiar to St Giles. Donations can be made using orange envelopes available at the Martindale Centre and put in the collection plate at a Sunday service or posted in the post box at the Martindale.
The lay led prayer sessions on Tuesday will continue at 4pm in St Giles Church (they will not be available via Zoom)
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.
St Giles takes safeguarding
very seriously and you can click here to view our Safeguarding Policies
Geri Silverstone is the Parish Safeguarding Officer and you can access his access details here
Click here for the latest, December 2021/January 2022, edition of Parish & Parishioner Magazine
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.
The 2021 APCM took place via Zoom, on Thursday 29th April 2021 at 7.30pm