Horspath Churches and Church Activities
|St. Giles, Horspath Parish Church
Church Road, Horspath, Oxfordshire OX33 1SE
Vicar: The Revd Emma Pennington, M.A., The Rectory, 17 South End, Garsington, tel: 01865 361381.
Church Warden: Mr. Brian Lowe: 873342.
St. Giles Church is open to visitors every day between about 9am 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.
|The St. Giles Horspath Parish Magazine May 2017 is now available online (PDF format 169 Kb) . It has information about Church services and other parochial and Village matters. You can read back numbers of the Parish Magazine in PDF format, please be very patient while these large files load.|
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|Month 2016||Size||Dec.'16/Jan||417 Kb||November||256 Kb||October||182 Kb||September||316 Kb||July/August||101 Kb|
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|Services at St. Giles' for May 2017|
|Sunday 7th May||The Fourth Sunday of Easter|
|10.00am||Benefice Service at at St. Giles, Horspath|
|Sunday 14th May||Fifth Sunday of Easter|
|11.00 am||Parish Communion for Palm Sunday at St Giles', Horspath|
|Sunday 21st May||Sixth Sunday of Easter|
|11.15 am||Family Time at St Giles', Horspath|
|Sunday 28th May||Seventh Sunday of Easter|
|11.00 am||Morning Worship at St Giles', Horspath|
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.
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
Horspath Parish Church
Parish Council New Burial Ground
Benefice of Garsington, Cuddesdon & Horspath