St Giles the Abbot church sits at the edge of the North Downs of Kent and has an extraordinary history dating back over a thousand years. In this guide book, which is the first of its kind, specially commissioned colour photographs show this charming village church in detail and looks at its relationship with Farnborough village and the surrounding area.

Over the centuries, worshippers at the church have included two prime ministers, the phenomenal scientist Thomas Young, and Sir John Lubbock who introduced Bank Holidays into our calendar.


The guide, which took three years to research and write, includes rare photographs and images. It gives an account of the history and development of the church, including works by the local March family sculptors and a window designed by William Morris.
Not only will this publication be appreciated by those who have attended and love the church, it will also appeal to anyone interested in local history and architecture.

Below are two examples of pages in this new Guide. Click to enlarge.


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Publication Details

245 mm high x 185 mm wide.
48 pages, plus cover.
34 specially commissioned colour photographs by Mike Graham
Plus 9 historical prints, paintings and photographs
One diagram and one map.

ISBN 978-0-9573930-0-4

Only £5.00

For more information please contact: Rev. Matthew Hughes
or the author Clare Allen