Standlake: St Giles, Standlake

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St Giles Church is one of four churches in the Lower Windrush Benefice, the others being St Denys' Northmoor, St Michael's Stanton Harcourt and St Nicholas and St Swithun Yelford. St. Giles' is a Grade II* Church dating from about 1228 with an extensive Victorian restoration and a £100,000 Restoration project in the 1990s. Some of the pews have been re-sited to create a 'social area'. The large churchyard is well kept and an experimental wildlife conservation area has been set aside.

An appeal fund was launched in September 2006 which raised £100,000. Grants were received from the National Churches Trust, Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust, Garfield Weston, The Mercer's Company, Allchurches Trust, the Archdeacon of Oxford's Fund, Magdalen College Oxford, The Rank Foundation, The Doris Field Trust, the Sandford Trust, the Gladiator Trust and the Beatrice Laing Trust.

Repairs were carried out to the Clerestory Windows, which were completed in the autumn of 2007. A disabled toilet and kitchen facilities have been provided in the Vestry with access from the North Door of the Church across a new patio area. A path has been laid from the North Door to the new Car Park which has been provided by the Parish Council for access to the new Churchyard.

The new Burial Ground was consecrated by the Bishop of Dorchester, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, on 7th July 2009

New Heaters and Lighting were installed in St Giles'Church during the Autumn of 2009.

The Friends of St Giles, launched in 2010, allows those who wish to contribute to the maintenance of the building to be kept in touch with events at St Giles.

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The Revd Andrew Tweedy
The Rectory
Stanton Harcourt
OX29 5RP
(01865) 880914

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Parish Communion
Communion Service (with Sunday School on the 3rd Sunday - children are taken out during the 1st Hymn and returned during Communion to join the congregation for a blessing and the end of the Service) NO 9.30 am. SERVICE on 23rd DECEMBER
Every third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Coffee
Benefice Service
Benefice Eucharist for all four Churches of the Benefice held in rotation on the 2nd and 5th Sundays of the month. For venues throughout 2011, see the link to Benefice Services. Benefice Communion on Remembrance Sunday is at 9 a.m., this year in Northmoor Church
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Communion
An informal Eucharistic Service
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee


Tea Cake Tuesday
Time for a chat in church; tea and cakes provided.
Every second and fourth Tuesday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Ladies' Lunch Club
A monthly luncheon for ladies in the Lower Windrush Benefice held in a local hostelry
Every first Tuesday at 12:00 PM


Holy Communion
A Common Worship service of Holy Communion followed by coffee. On Ash Wednesday 25th February those who wish may have the imposition of Ashes.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Coffee Common Worship


Men's Breakfast Club
Breakfast at the Red Lion, Northmoor, sometimes with guest speaker Contact Phil Birkett, 01865 300545
Every second Saturday at 8:00 AM
Sunday School Live Music / Concerts Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 2* Listed Building Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Church Open Nurture Courses Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available

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The Church is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Nurture Courses

Emmaus Study Courses run periodically.

Other information
Clergy: The Revd Andrew Cyril Mark TWEEDY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6003
Built: 1228
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Bishop of Oxford and the Diocesan Board of Patronage
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: WITNEY (27410)
Benefice: Lower Windrush (27/319CT)
Parish Legal Name: Standlake (270260 27/260)
CofE Church Info: (627260 27/260)
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The current editor is: Jenny Insch

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Standlake: St Giles : Church End, Standlake, Oxfordshire, OX29 7SG


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