Loving People, Transforming Lives, Glorifying God
The Parish Church of Chalfont St Giles within the Benefice of Chalfont St Giles, Seer Green and Jordans
High Street, Chalfont St Giles HP8 4QF
Our Vision and Purpose
Loving God, Living Christ, Loving people
Explored in our mission statement:
We seek to be a Christian family formed by God’s love and grace through prayer, openness and commitment to each other, sharing these gifts with the wider community.
It took us some time to come up with these words and it will take up all of our time trying to fulfil them! These are our aspirations and goals and like any targets in life, they are double-edged, serving both to drive us forward and also to act as a bench mark to assess our progress and to measure our aspirations
Some describe the church as ‘a holy club’. Well, we seek to be a most unusual group of people, as William Temple, a former Archbishop of Canterbury, put it:
"The Church is the only organisation that does not exist for itself, but for those who live outside of it."
We do not always live up to this aspiration by any means but we seek to make this our goal. There has been a Christian presence in this village for over 800 years. Times change and so do its people. We are an open community; an extended family and we hope that our arms are wide enough to encompass the whole community in this parish. So come to meet us, at any service of worship or at a social event or other activity which catches your eye. We are a growing number of people and our church is enhanced and is changed by all of its members and non-members alike.