There has been a church on this spot since at least the middle of the twelfth century. The church was substantially rebuilt in Victorian times, although parts of the former buildings remain, including the twelfth century font and fifteenth century tower. Here people down the generations have come to seek the deep peace of God.
As the congregation at St Giles, we try to combine traditional and modern forms of worship. We aim to make the gospel available to contemporary society whilst being aware of the ancient traditions of the Christian faith. A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to use the church and what it has to offer. We are delighted that we have a lot of weddings and baptisms at Saint Giles.
The church is open most mornings for quiet contemplation and prayer and also in the summer months during afternoons.
Our worship centres on the Sung Eucharist at 9:30 every Sunday morning, where all ages are welcome and there is a Fun Club for children. There are a number of other forms of worship: a regular contemplative service with silence and readings, a healing service, regular weekday celebrations of Holy Communion, traditional evensong and a meditation group.
On the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm children and their families enjoy an activity and story session with tea in what is called ‘Godly Play’. We also have a number of social events. We share our Rector and work together with the Parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway.