St Giles Church
Horsted Keynes

More than a thousand years of sharing God's love in the Community

Welcome to St Giles Church Horsted Keynes


St Giles is a Church of England village church at the heart of this rural community. Our historic church has stood as a beacon in the village for over a thousand years ministering to all of the parish with God's love guiding the way.

St Giles Church encompasses all generations, with a strong youth involvement through our Primary school, a committed focus on families and a caring and responsive approach to our more senior members. All of this bonded together by prayer and united worship.

Please take the time to browse our website to find out what we have been doing in the name of God and to see what is yet to come and we look forward to seeing you at our forthcoming worship and activities.



St Giles now has an active Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stgilesHK/





Our Vision

To become better followers of Christ by loving God and loving others

Following our Lord’s teaching of the greatest commandments:


“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind”.

“You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” (Matthew 22. 37.39)

"Rector's" ramblings



Here is the Order of Service for the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 14th August, Ninth Sunday after Trinity.


Peter Sutton was ordained as a Deacon on Saturday 2nd July and the photograph below shows Bishop Martin with all the new deacons.  Fr Peter is in the back row, at the far right.  Fr David had a conversation with him prior to his ordination and you can view the video here.

There is a barbecue at the Martindale after the next All Age Service on 7th August. Please sign up in church or let Christine Murdoch, Katie Spetch or Marion Lott know if you would like to come as soon as possible.  There will be donations to cover costs and bring and share salads.

The St Giles School Prayer Day on Wednesday 15th June was a great success, thanks to Alison Coulson and a number of volunteers. You can see some of the activities the children took part in below.


St Giles News

      

Building on to the church — our once-in-a-generation chance to make a real difference

Our starting point, too many years ago now, was that it is quite shameful not to have accessible, clean, warm, light and safe toilet and kitchen facilities at St Giles. Arriving at the right design from the right architect has meant overcoming set-backs while sharing plans with key users, experts and advisers. The plan for our annex, click here to view all the details, has blossomed into a scheme that will serve not just churchgoers, but our whole community.


Your support, as we enter a year of fundraising, backed up with support from the Friends of Horsted Keynes Church, will prove the scheme’s worth to benefactors and funding bodies.  You will see regular updates on progress her and in P&P. and on an annex Facebook page. We will let you know when larger and fuller views of the plans will be on display.


If you have any questions about the project you can email them to: hkchurchannexinfo@gmail.com and one of the group will answer as soon as possible.

Annex Steering Group

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The charity collection during July and August is for the DEC Appeal for Ukraine.  You can find out more about this appeal here.  Donations can be made using orange envelopes in the collection plate on Sundays or posted in the post box at the Martindale.  There is a stock of the charity envelopes in the Martindale porch.

From the 15th March, a Prayer Group for the Annex will be meeting at St Giles at 1.15pm on Tuesdays.  The special prayer for the success of this project is available here.

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Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Electoral Registration

The 2022 APCM took place on Thursday 28th April 2022 at 7.30pm at the Martindale Centre.  You can look at the Annual Report and Financial Statements below.


Annual Report and Financial Statements 2021

Annual Group Reports for the APCM

Electoral Registration Enrolment/Amendment Form


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The lay led prayer sessions on Tuesday will continue at 4pm in St Giles Church (they will not be available via Zoom)

During these difficult, stressful times do remember that HK Help and HK Prayerline exist to help parishioners in a practical or spiritual way. You can find more details here.



Safeguarding at St Giles



St Giles takes safeguarding very seriously and you can click here to view our Safeguarding Policies

Duffy Parry is the Parish Safeguarding Officer and you can access his access details here

Parish & Parishioner Magazine

Click here for the latest, July/August 2022, edition of Parish & Parishioner Magazine


Donations to St Giles


                     Gifts of money to the Parish are invited here

This takes you to a secure site. It is designed for one-off donations with options to make a Gift Aid declaration and have a receipt sent by email. If you are thinking of committing to regular donations please visit the Giving page.






To become better followers of Christ by loving God and loving others


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