St Giles, Bletchingdon

At St. Giles’ we have a loyal regular congregation but the church is full for special services, such as Harvest, Carol Service and All Souls’.  An annual service on the village green with Bletchington Silver Band is very popular.  The village school holds services in church, usually at the end of term, and members of the Ministry Team visit the school regularly. Children’s workshops are held throughout the year as well as Family Services once a month.

Pastoral care is very important to us and individual members of the congregation are active in helping those in need in the village.  We support several charities with collections and gifts from services and we occasionally have coffee mornings to raise money for major world disasters.

The cleaning and flower arranging are carried out by a rota of people and visitors often remark how well cared-for the church looks.  We have a Friends of the Churchyard scheme and the two churchyards are also beautifully kept.

The church is open Monday to Friday, from 9am -6pm during summer and 9am -4pm during winter.  We are always pleased to see visitors to St. Giles’ and make them very welcome.

There is seating in the pews for approx 150 people. There are extra chairs that can be put out at the back of the church to seat another 20 people.