Horspath Churches and Church Activities
|St. Giles, Horspath Parish Church
Church Road, Horspath, Oxfordshire OX33 1RU
Vicar: Revd Karen Charman, The Rectory, 17 South End, Garsington OX44 9DH, tel: 01865 361146.
Church Warden: Mr. Brian Lowe: 873342.
Administrator: Mrs Emily Elias: 07538 105598, email: email@example.com
Sunday Worship Schedule
March 2020 - Please note that due to the coronavirus the church is closed until further notice.
1st Sunday of the month: 10am Benefice Communion
2nd Sunday of the month: 11am Parish Communion
3rd Sunday of the month: 11am Family Time
4th Sunday of the month: 11am Morning Worship
5th Sunday of the month: 11am Parish Communion
Please check the church porch or churchyard noticeboards for additional services and special events for Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter, Remembrance Sunday, Advent and Christmas.
If you would like to arrange a baptism, marriage, funeral, interment of ashes or would like a home communion visit, please contact Karen, the vicar or Emily, the administrator.
Please visit the Benefice website for further information about St Giles and her sister churches in Garsington and Cuddesdon www.gchparishes.co.uk
|See the June 2020 edition of the St. Giles Horspath Parish Magazine . It has information about Church services and other parochial and Village matters. You can read the available back numbers of the Parish Magazine in PDF format, please be very patient while these large files load.|
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St Giles Church is one of the partner churches in the CEF (Community Emergency Foodbank). There is a CEF box in the back of the church and it is hoped that people from the village as well as church-goers will donate food each week for the foodbank. You can read here about CEF and also check out the food list.
History of the Church Building
St. Giles Church is open to visitors every day between between 9.30am and 4pm. St. Giles is a listed building. For information about the Church building see the "Listed Buildings" page in the History of Horspath section. There is a selection of photos of the Church in the "Images Around Horspath" area.
The 13th century church was drastically altered during the 19th century, with the chancel being rebuilt and north transect added. The church contains medieval stained glass and, amongst a number of notable details, a handsome Jacobean pulpit. The tower is 15th century, and the bells are an extremely smooth flowing ring of six, with long ropes for exceptionally short ringers. The church bells specification: 6 bells 5 cwt, 2 qr, 9 lb or 283 kg Bb. You can read an article about the bells (PDF format 170 Kb) written by Brian Lowe, Church Warden and local historian. On the east wall of the South Transept in St. Giles is the Horspath Village War Memorial Plaque, and you can read an article about the Memorial (PDF format 232 Kb), again written by Brian Lowe.
|Methodist Chapel - now the Horspath Hub
The Green, Horspath, Oxfordshire OX33 1RT
The Horspath contact is Sheila Frankum tel: 07591 933 964.
Saturday 17th October 2009 at 4 p.m. - a Service of Thanksgiving was held for 100 years of Methodist worship and witness in Horspath. This was to be the final day of Worship in the Chapel. The chapel is now closed for public worship as the regular membership dropped to just five people.
In 2013 the Friends of Horspath worked hard to raise funds to buy the Old Chapel. They were successful with their bid and they re-opened the Chapel in February 2014. Check the Friends of Horspath web pages for further news.
Friends of Horspath
Parish Council New Burial Ground
Benefice of Garsington, Cuddesdon & Horspath