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


****Important News*****

A large section of plaster fell from the church ceiling during the storm on Sunday 9th February and the church will be kept locked until it has been inspected and declared to be safe.

Until a further announcement, the 8am and 10am services on Sundays will be held at the Martindale Centre, Station Road, RH17 7ED.  However, on Sunday 1st March the Sunday services will take place in the School Hall, unless a further notice is issued.  The School Eucharist with Ashing on Ash Wednesday, the 26th February, will also take place in the School Hall, but there will be no Sung Eucharist in the evening. The first Stations of the Cross service, on Saturday 29th February, will also now not take place. 

Fr David has found two local evening services for Ash Wednesday and there are details in the diary.

Please check with the website diary in case any service has to be cancelled due to a prior booking at the Martindale.


Our Vision

To become better disciples and servants 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

    You can read Fr David's sermon from the 23rd February here

Fr David's letter for February P & P, giving details of what will be happening during Lent and the opportunity for Confirmation, is available here
Lent Course:  This year the course will be based on Known to the Senses, written by the Bishop of Chichester. It links the use of our five senses, and the way they are used and expressed in contemporary culture, to the five special services of Holy Week and Easter. There are two opportunities each week to join a session at the Martindale, these are Tuesday evenings at 8pm starting on the 3rd March and Thursday afternoons at 1:30pm starting on the 5th March.  The Thursday afternoon sessions are preceded by optional Soup Lunches, in aid of Open House at 12:45 pm.

St Giles News

The next Family Eucharist will take place on Sunday March 22nd, Mothering Sunday.  All are welcome.

The charity collection during January and February is for St Peter & St James Hospice. 

News from the Diocese

The Diocese has issued some preliminary advice on the Coronavirus outbreak and an extract from the part that applies to Eucharistic services can be viewed here


Safeguarding at St Giles

St Giles takes safeguarding very seriously and you can click here to view our Safeguarding Policies
The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Rhoda Miles, telephone 01825 790565, email

Parish & Parishioner Magazine

Click here for the latest, February 2020, copy of the Parish & Parishioner Magazine

To become better disciples and servants of Christ by loving God and loving others

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