Arrangements for
Services at St. Giles

Attending Services

The wearing of face masks is no longer mandatory, but advisable in such a small church as St Giles.  Hand sanitizer will be available in the Church porch along with spare face masks. The Church building will be periodically ventilated during each service. Singing remains permissible.

Everyone who attends St. Giles should be fully vaccinated if possible and free of Covid symptoms. 

This Notice will be subject to any future changes issued by

Safe Zone

If the main body of the Church is busy then the gallery will be put aside for six people. 

 If you would like to use this Safe Zone area please contact the Parish Secretary n advance of any service or event.

Parish Magazine Distribution

Paul Barnes has kindly volunteered to oversee the distribution of the magazines. Paul’s contact details are telephone: 01689 822005 or email at

The magazine team are very grateful and thank Paul for taking on this demanding role. Volunteers for helping with deliveries are always welcome.

Open Air Service

Sunday 14th August 5:00pm

Open Air Service in the rectory Garden for the Feast Day of the blessed Virgin Mary.  The service will be followed by drinks and light snacks.

Donations can be made of between £5-10. Money raised is in aid of the Bell restoration project at Christ Church, Bradford On Avon Wiltshire.

There will be no 6:30 service.

Patronal Festival -
St. Giles Day

Sunday 4th September

In the morning there will be our annual Pet Blessing service at 10.00 a.m. and in the evening a Choral Evensong at 6.30 p.m. followed by refreshments.- Anthem: O Thou the Central Orb, Charles Wood.  Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to a setting by Brewer in D. 

Refreshments afterwards will be kindly provided by the Friends of St Giles.

Giving at St. Giles

Every three years we hold a Stewardship Campaign.  This is a time in our collective life when we ask everyone who attends and loves St. Giles Church to either make a modest increase in the amount that they give to our Church, or to think about creating a monthly Standing Order.

Many people have now found that the best and most efficient way to give to St. Giles is through a monthly Standing Order that is also Gift Aided.  This means that for every £1 that a person gives over 30p is returned to us via HMRC. 

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Charity In Focus Film Night:

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Fete and Garden Party

A huge thank you to Carol and the team for organising and helping with such an amazing Parish Fete.  I am delighted to say that the final sum raised for St. Giles was well over  £5000. 

Apart from the fund raising the event was a wonderful expression of our shared life both at St. Giles and in Farnborough.  Judging from many comments it was very much enjoyed by all those who attended. 

I was particularly grateful to the May Queen party, the Sevenoaks band, the Rock Choir, the Punch and Judy show and Matthew, our violinist, for the programme of entertainment which lifted all our Spirits after the difficulties of the pandemic.