The historic parish church of St. Pierre du Bois is beautifully set on a slope below Les Buttes, where the local militia would have practised their bowmanship in times gone by. It is a favourite for weddings due to its picturesqe setting.
The church and grounds are well-kept and provide the opportunity for quiet reflection during the day. The sloping aisle is often remarked upon. There is a newly installed stained glass window, designed by Maurice Strike, a previous Rector, and beside the altar another window depicts St. Peter as a fisherman wearing a Guernsey sweater. The colours of the local militia have been restored and are framed and on display. There is also a Prayer Room within the Rectory buildings (which can be booked).
Hospitality and Humour are central to what is on offer, with food never far away. The establishment of various events throughout the year include a Christmas Market at Styx, concerts in the church, Easter activities, a Harvest lunch, a Flower and Music Festival (with open gardens) and a traditional summer fete complete with brass band. The Christmas Eve Christingle service is so popular that (for Health and Safety reasons) there are likely to be two 'sittings' in 2018.
Welcoming to locals and visitors alike, the services on Sundays follow a changing pattern of early morning Holy Communion, Parish Communion, Evensong and a monthly family service on the third Sunday. A weekly 4 p.m. service of contemporary worship, linked with a club for primary age children and a toddlers' creche is especially suitable for families, with afternoon high tea with delicious home-made cakes served at 5 p.m. Most services are supported musically by an excellent organist, a worship band, an occasional choir and by a small orchestra. The bellringers practise on Friday evenings, and ring prior to the morning services, as well as for weddings and public occasions.
Our rector is Dr. Adrian Datta.