St Giles Langford Essex

CM9 4SS

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Who we are

St. Giles' is a beautiful 12th Century Church in the village of Langford, near Maldon in Essex. We are part of the Church of England and we are in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

As with most rural churches these days, our Insurance cover requires the building to be kept locked when not in use, so if you would like to visit, please contact the Churchwarden by telephone or letter and she will arrange a time to view.

We have a Parochial Church Council of nine members who effectively 'run' the Church. As we are a small church, we offer a very intimate atmosphere for worship, and would be delighted to welcome you at any time.

The Parochial Church Council is a charity exempted from registration with the Charity Commission.

Our aims as a Church:

To love and worship God faithfully.

To follow the example of Christ by loving and serving others.

To seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit for our church and in our lives.

To bear witness to our faith.

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Location of worship

St Giles
Maldon Road
Langford, Essex CM9 4SS
United Kingdom
Phone: 01621 855447
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I Will Enter His Gates

I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter his court with praise
I will say this is the day
That the Lord my God has made
I will rejoice and be glad in it ...

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Church of England



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St Giles Service Times

1st Sunday in the month: 9 a.m.
Holy Communion.

2nd Sunday: 9 a.m.
Mattins.

3rd Sunday: 9 a.m.
Holy Communion.

4th Sunday: 9 a.m.
Holy Communion.

5th Sunday: 9 a.m.
Holy Communion.

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St Giles History

St. Giles' is a unique Grade II listed building which dominates the centre of the village at the junction of Witham Road and Maldon Road. It is difficult to accurately date the original building, but although Roman tiles and bricks were identified in the fabric of the church during work in the 1930s, most experts believe the building is of early Norman construction.

The Chancel and Nave were built in the late 11th or early 12th Century with apses both at the eastern and western ends; this was fairly common practice in village churches of the time. In the 14th or 15th Century the eastern apse was pulled down and a square extension added to the Chancel. The church was drastically restored in 1881-1882 by Edward Browning, architect of Stamford, and the work was paid for by the Hon. Mary Jane Byron, the patron of the living of Langford (and whose son, the Hon. Rev. Frederick Ernest Charles Byron M.A. was Rector of the Parish from 1890-1914). Rev. Byron left to take up his seat as the 10th Lord Byron at Thrumpton Hall in Nottinghamshire in September 1914.

The renovations undertaken by Mary Jane Byron almost totally changed the character of the original church; the Chancel was entirely rebuilt and the north aisle (with the crypt beneath), the south porch, and the north-east bell turret were added. Norman-style windows were built into the north and south walls of the chancel, and a vestry was added.

However, the renovations did not detract from the beauty or peace of the church, and it is a place steeped in history. A more detailed and illustrated book on the history of the church is currently being written and will, when completed, be sold in aid of St. Giles' Church. Copies will be made available as soon as possible, and Friends of St. Giles' Church will be given the first option to buy this work.

A list of the standard services appears on the notice board in the church porch, along with details of church officials. Other services and special events, both in St. Giles' and in the two other churches in our United Benefice are posted on the church door.

St. Giles' is a beautiful church which has served its community for over 900 years and is still offering villagers a place for worship, baptism, marriage and burial as well as being a centre for choral and other musical events.

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St Giles FAQs

Question: Where is St Giles located?
Answer: St Giles is located at Maldon Road, Langford, Essex.

Question: What time is service at St Giles?
Answer: 1st Sunday in the month: 9 a.m. Holy Communion. 2nd Sunday: 9 a.m. Mattins. 3rd Sunday: 9 a.m. Holy Communion. 4th Sunday: 9 a.m. Holy Communion. 5th Sunday: 9 a.m. Holy Communion. Changes to this list are notified on the Church door.

Question: What is St Giles's website?
Answer: http://www.stgileslangford.org.uk/

Question: What denominaiton is St Giles?
Answer: St Giles belongs to Church of England denomination.

The power of Christian prayer "When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't pray, they don't".
William Temple
St Giles listing was last updated on the 24th of August, 2018
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