St Giles's Church, Sidbury


St Giles Church, Church Street, Sidbury, EX10 0SD. Click for map


The beautiful Grade I listed Church of St. Giles stands at the centre of the picturesque village of Sidbury where a church building has stood since Saxon times.  Under the chancel there exists to this day a 7th century Saxon crypt, this is open every Thursday afternoon, during the summer, when guided tours take place.

In the 1860's a second church, St Peter's was built in the parish at Sidford. Attached is a hall which is used by both congregations.


December 2018
Note: School service changed to Wednesdays

Sunday 2nd
11:00am Morning Worship
Reader E Harris

Sunday 9th
8:00am Holy Communion
Reverend S Knight
11:00am Tingle Service
Lay led

Sunday 16th
11:00am Sung Eucharist
Venerable J Rawlings
6:30pm Carol Service
Minister : Lay led

Sunday 23rd
8:00am Holy Communion
Reverend S Knight

Sunday 30th
11:00am Sung Eucharist
Rev Dr J Wadsworth
(Joint with St Peter's congregation)

6:15pm Silent Prayer & Meditation
Suspended until mid January


9:05am Sidbury School Service
(term time only)

Wednesday 12th
7:00pm Carols at the Church Door

Christmas Eve
4:00pm Christingle
Reader: L Harris
11:30pm Midnight Communion
This service is now confirmed

Christmas Day
11:00am Sung Eucharist
Rev Canon D Gurney
(Joint with St Peter's)

January 2019
Due to Vicar vacancies, this schedule is subject to change.

Sunday 6th
11:00am Morning Service
Reader TBA

Sunday 13th
8:00am Holy Communion
Reverend TBA
11:00 Tingle Service
Lay Led

Sunday 20th
11:00am Sung Eucharist
Reverend TBA

Sunday 27th
8:00am Holy Communion
Reverend TBA
11:00 Prayer & Praise
Reader TBA

6:15pm Silent Prayer & Meditation
Suspended until mid January

9:05am Sidbury School Service
(term time only)





Parish Paper
Janice Salway
01395 514862

Pam Ward
01395 597691

Assistant Warden
Julia Stevens
01395 519312

Weddings and Baptisms
Paula Mills
(Mon, Thur, Fri; 9:30am-1:30pm)
01395 578566

Peter Herd - 01395 597238
(St Peter's and St Giles pages)

Church Hall
The Parish Room 01395 597310
Click here for more details.


Parking spaces none - use the public car park at Ridgeway Close (free)
Disabled parking spaces - none allocated at car park
Toilets - none, use public conveniences adjacent to the Village Hall in Fore Street
Disabled toilets - none at public conveniences
Disabled access into church - use gate adjacent to 31 Fore Street to avoid steps to churchyard
Candles used during appropriate Services
Other facilities: wheelchairs, choir, bell-ringing

New government legislation, the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), comes into force on 25th May 2018. It requires all organisations to explain what personal information is held and the purposes to which it is put. Read the Sidbury with Sidford Parochial Church Council (PCC) Privacy Notice here.

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The calendar shows events in the parish of  Sidbury with Sidford. Click on individual entries for more details.