2 December, 4pm
Carols and candles - make your own Christingle to take home.
(Messy Church will be back on 20 January 2019)


4 November, 4pm
Stories and songs, crafts, fun and fellowship, followed by a sandwich tea!  Please join us!
4 November, 6:30pm
Service for the Bereaved.
Join us in remembering our loved ones, and stay for fellowship and refreshments.
11 November
Remembrance Sunday
10am Service of Remembrance in church
11am Two minutes' silence and laying of wreaths at the War Memorial
11:30am Service of Remembrance for uniformed groups in church

10 April - Good Friday

Recording of the service

Good Friday serviceRev Ian Brown et al
00:00 / 46:32


Almighty God, as we stand at the foot of the cross of your Son, may we know your love for us, that in humility, love and joy we may place at his feet all that we have and all that we are; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.      Amen

11am - There will be a live streamed service of Holy Communion from one of the Area Bishops at https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream

At 7pm tonight please light a candle in your own home, place it perhaps in your window and use this ancient prayer:

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord;
and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night;
for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.       

Family@4 - 16 June, 4pm
Discussions and drama, crafts and contemporary music, followed by a finger food tea!  Please join us!

The Loving Father

Our usual Sunday services are at 8am, 10am and 6:30pm.  Come early in the morning for Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer. 


​At 10am, we celebrate the Eucharist, and at 6:30 we worship in a variety of formats, including Book of Common Prayer, Celtic, Taize and Contemporary styles.

​The second Sunday in the month is an All Age service (without Holy Communion) when we usually include any baptisms.

​Babies and toddlers have a small play area in church, with parental supervision. Children are invited to our Sunday School, and young people enjoy our Vestry Group.

​Please see our Pew Sheet for details of this week's services.

Remembrance Sunday 10 November
  • 10am Remembrance Service.  A creche area for very young children at the back of church.
  • 11am Congregation gathers at the War Memorial in the High Street for the two minutes' silence
  • 11:30am Remembrance Service for Guides and Scouts

        Office hours 9:30-12 noon

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

St Giles Consort - Choral Music for Lent
Saturday, 21 March 2020, 7:30pm in church.
Tickets £12 in advance from 01494 873343 or £15 on the door.

Here is the April magazine!

Articles for the May magazine are invited - your reflections on the Corona Virus lockdown and your own experience, stories etc, to the Magazine team


on or before Wednesday 29 April

Previous Sunday services may be found under the Worship tab, as will the Midweek Prayers, every Wednesday.

Zoom meetings

Rev Ian Brown

Meeting ID 460 953 0356

Password 52D8LG


Every Sunday

Every Thursday


Every Other Thursday starting 7 May

Every Friday during term time

Jenny Tebboth

Meeting ID 526 751 3307

Password 365882

9am Zoom prayers (IB)

4pm Zoom coffee and chat (IB)

10:30am Zoom coffee and chat (IB)

11am Zoom Bible Study (IB)


8:15pm Zoom Men's Group (IB)


7pm Zoom YZone (JT)

If you are having any difficulty with the Zoom software, please let us know at saintgileschurch@gmail.com, and we will arrange for some telephone help!

The April magazine will appear on this site!  Albeit a little late.  The submission deadline is now Tuesday 31 March.  Your experiences, thoughts, reflections (and humorous stories!) are welcome - send to the magazine team on stgileschurchmagazine@hotmail.co.uk.  These do not have to be a whole article!  A couple of sentences will suffice!

Following the recent permission for Church of England clergy to re-enter churches during this pandemic lockdown, Ian has made a video (on Wednesday May 13th)  from inside our church, here now to view

Tricks and Tips!

An old-ish but still functional iPad, free to anyone who lacks the electronic means to stay connected to the community.  Contact Sylvia Valentine on saintgileschurch@gmail.com. 

Less tech-savvy people in your life?  Talk them through downloading Teamviewer, then you can manage their laptop remotely.

Our Church in Lockdown

Our church activities have changed ALMOST out of all recognition.  Of course there are still services, and we keep in touch with each other, but our website has become the hub of our activity, and our personal contact happens by phone, online meetings and chance encounters on our state-sanctioned exercise.

Here you will find ways of contributing to our joint financial and physical well-being.

We look forward to the day when we can all meet again in church.

The usual inbox and answerphone will be checked once a week. In the mean time, the working-from-home email address is saintgileschurch@gmail.com, or in an emergency contact the clergy.

We are a Fair Trade church