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Two more bells for St. Giles
Parish History - early map
Organ History Part 1
AGM, PCC and Churchwardens
Parish Fete cancelled
Easter Flower Photos
Financial Statement for 2019
Faith and Justice - Locusts
Parish Office email address
Fine Music in a Fine Old Church

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(COVID - 19)

The PCC have taken the sad decision to suspend all services and social gatherings in the Benefice of Farnborough until further notice. 

Guidance for Churches

            Clergy Team 

Welcome to the website of
the Parish of Farnborough, in the London Borough of Bromley.

We hope that you will enjoy reading these pages about our church and community.

Over the past one thousand years countless people have come here to worship God, to celebrate, to mark the important events in their families' lives and to seek meaning, comfort, and strength from God along life's journey.

As we appreciate the physical beauty of St. Giles and learn about its long history, I trust that we will also remember that St. Giles and St. Nicholas have been, and are, living and active Christian communities seeking to witness faithfully to the saving love of Christ.  

Wherever you are, please remember our parish and its work in your thoughts and prayers.

Matthew J. Hughes, Rector

Parish Boundaries:

See Map

Parish Office:

St. Giles Centre
Church Road,

tel: 01689 853471 

parishoffice@stgilespcc.plus.com NEW

Office hours :
Tuesday to Friday. 08:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00

Personal callers ONLY between 14:00 and 15:30


Nick Reynolds: 

The Parish of Farnborough is within the Orpington Deanery of the Diocese of Rocheste


As a church we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and we are committed to ensuring our church and hall buildings are safe places for all.  I

Parish Safeguarding Policy Title Page   Parish Safeguarding Policy

If you have any concerns about safeguarding you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Irene Dancer - tel: 01689 854765 or email: idstgiles@btinternet.com


  Charity Number: 1132526

Pewsheet downloads:

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Weekly Update:

Updated 5th June 2020

Online Services


Trinity Sunday 7th June marks an important first for St. Giles as we launch our first online service.  We are very much on a learning curve with this, so apologies if it is not as polished as we are all used to in this high tech era.  We still intend to send out the service sheets both by post to those who are not on email, and via email along with our weekly notices  so you will have a choice as to whether you log on, or continue to pray the services on your own with the paper copies. 

I also appreciate that usually our normal Sunday services consist of a number of contributions from readers, intercessors and servers etc.  It would be nice to try and continue with some variety, so if you are able to offer a reading, or some prayers please contact Liz who will send you the set readings that are required for that particular Sunday and the intercessions.  Please then send your audio recording to the Parish Office at parishoffice@stgilespcc.plus.com.  

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Church Reopening

We still do not have a definite date for the resumption of public worship at St. Giles.  We do know that it will not be before 4th July.  I understand that faith leaders are currently in discussion with the government as to what is going to be a viable way forward and a timetable for re-opening.  In the meantime we have been asked to start thinking about what re-opening would look like in our situation and how the current stipulations on social distancing etc. would work in our Church.  Thought is now being given to this and more information will follow when it is available. 
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