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            Clergy Team 

Welcome to the website of
the Parish of Farnborough, in the London Borough of Bromley.

We hope that you will enjoy reading these pages about our church and community.

Over the past one thousand years countless people have come here to worship God, to celebrate, to mark the important events in their families' lives and to seek meaning, comfort, and strength from God along life's journey.

As we appreciate the physical beauty of St. Giles and learn about its long history, I trust that we will also remember that St. Giles and St. Nicholas have been, and are, living and active Christian communities seeking to witness faithfully to the saving love of Christ.  

Wherever you are, please remember our parish and its work in your thoughts and prayers.

Matthew J. Hughes, Rector

Parish Boundaries:

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Parish Office:

St. Giles Centre
Church Road,

tel: 01689 853471 

parishoffice@stgilespcc.plus.com NEW

Office hours :
Tuesday to Friday. 08:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00

Personal callers ONLY between 14:00 and 15:30


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The Parish of Farnborough is within the Orpington Deanery of the Diocese of Rocheste


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If you have any concerns about safeguarding you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Irene Dancer - tel: 01689 854765 or email: idstgiles@btinternet.com


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Weekly Update:

Updated 29th May 2020

Church Reopening

We still do not have a definite date for the resumption of public worship at St. Giles.  We do know that it will not be before 4th July.  I understand that faith leaders are currently in discussion with the government as to what is going to be a viable way forward and a timetable for re-opening.  In the meantime we have been asked to start thinking about what re-opening would look like in our situation and how the current stipulations on social distancing etc. would work in our Church.  Thought is now being given to this and more information will follow when it is available. 

I appreciate that the longer this goes on the more stressful and upsetting it is, particularly in terms of the loss of our Church and all it means to us.  I hope that with patience and fortitude and God’s strength we will continue to keep loyal to our faith and our commitment to St Giles.

Online Services

I am pleased to say that things are progressing well towards our first online service, which we hope will be available for you to participate in on Trinity Sunday which is June 7th.  The service will be a Morning Prayer available via our own YouTube site
with a link also from this Parish website. 

I think it would be good to have a number of different voices in the service.  To facilitate this you are welcome to volunteer as an online reader.  We will let you have the set readings for each Sunday and you can then record them at home using your phone or PC and send them to our online service editor who is David Brooks Wilkins david.bw2012@gmail.com

David will then insert them into the service.  These can be either video clips or just audio.   I appreciate that this is a new learning curve for us and may well be part of the new normal as we move forward.

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