CHARITY IN FOCUS


September:
The Friends of St. Giles

For several hundred years, St. Giles has stood proud on the edge of the village of Farnborough, overlooking the rolling fields and woodlands of Kent. It has withstood some violent storms in its time and has suffered structurally on occasions. Twice the tower has been severely damaged and once the roof was totally destroyed.

From early times, St. Giles has been a place of comfort to a great many people, both regular worshippers and occasional visitors. The very young have been accepted into the Christian faith at the font near the West door. Many a bride has been joined in the sight of God to her betrothed facing the beautiful stained glass windows above the altar and many have found comfort when having to say farewell to a loved one in bereavement.

St. Giles is a church with a long and happy history, a warm and welcoming building which makes a return visit a must for many who have entered its doors. Many people of note have had connections with St. Giles such as Dr. Thomas Young, who helped to interpret the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone. Urania Boswell, the Gypsy Queen, died on 24th April 1933 and is buried in the churchyard.

Perhaps you have memories of time spent here at a Baptism or a Wedding or joining in one of our many regular services. If so, you may well wish to return and recall the happy event. St. Giles is proud of its many visitors and wishes to extend a hand of friendship to all. You can help us keep in touch with you from time to time by becoming A FRIEND OF ST. GILES THE ABBOT.

The Friends exists to help raise the funds necessary to maintain the beauty of St. Giles the Abbot church for future generations to enjoy. We are also here for when the church needs money in an emergency or for when help is needed towards various items. Over the years the Committee members have changed many times, each one bringing with them their own ideas for fund raising.

For more information or an informal chat, please contact Julia Hoadley 01689 853632. The Friends of St. Giles

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About Charity in Focus

In matters of faith and religion talk can be easy.  The bible teaches us that if we cannot love the brother or sister who we can see how can we love God who we cannot.

At St. Giles we seek to put love into action by supporting a range of charities and good causes.  



There is obviously a tremendous amount of need in our own country and across the world with many charities seeking our support. During the course of the year a number of designated charities are supported by our community.  Funds are raised in various ways including Coffee Mornings, Cake Sales, donations and sponsored events. 

There are specific charities which are supported each year on a regular basis,  the remaining months are available for parishioners to choose a charity whose aims and objectives are close to their heart.  


If you would like any information about the Charity in Focus scheme, do please get in touch with us.

Eddie Roberts, 01689 851267 stgiles.charity@gmail.com


ABOUT ST. GILES CHURCH


Charity Film Evenings

These are suspended until further notice.

Charities to be supported 2021

Month Charity
Jan / Feb ZANE - Zimbabwe A National Emergency
March Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
April / May Christian Aid
(May / June The Parish Fete)
July / August The Primrose Centre
September Friends of St. Giles
October Poverty and Hope
November CRISIS
December Friends of the PRUH.
 

Charities supported in 2020

Month Charity
Jan / Feb ZANE - Zimbabwe A National Emergencu
March Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
April / May Christian Aid
(May / June The Parish Fete)
July / August The Primrose Trust
September Friends of St. Giles
October Poverty and Hope
November CRISIS
December The Maypole Project

Eddie Roberts
stgiles.charity@gmail.com