Haughton St Giles Church

The Parish Church of St Giles is part of the United Benefice of Bradley, Church Eaton, Derrington and Haughton

The Rector

The Reverend Sue Symons
The Rectory
Rectory Lane
Haughton
Stafford
ST18 9HU

01785 780608
sue.symons@btinternet.com

Church services vary from week to week.  

 

There is normally a weekly communion service and a monthly evening service.

St Giles Church, Christmas 2015

Church Organisations

Bell Ringing

Monday

7.30pm

Church Choir

Friday

4.30pm

House Group

Alternate Wednesdays

7.30pm

Sunday School

3rd Sunday of the month

11.00am

A coffee morning is held in aid of church funds on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.30am-12.00am at the Village Hall

 

Tea or coffee and cake - £1.50

 

Raffle

 

Everyone very welcome

History of the Church

 

Much of the church was rebuilt in 1887 by JL Pearson, the architect of Truro Cathedral.  The Church has a 13th century north wall and a doorway and windows that are more than 450 years old.  Pearson replaced the Georgian walls which were then considered out of fashion.  The tower was built by Nicholas Graviner, (sometimes called Gravinor or Gravinar), Rector at the church from 1489 and who died in 1520.  His memorial can be found in the north-east corner, engraved in alabaster.  It shows his full-length portrait in vestments with two angels supporting cushions beneath his head.  The church has a reredos made in 1896 and an altar made from a Cedar of Lebanon which grew in the Rectory garden until it blew down in a gale.

These graves and memorials of the Royds are at the east end of the church.

This memorial is to members of the Vernon Yonge family, including Vernon Yonge, rector from 1780-1822.

The North door

The early 19th century clock was reconstructed in 1883.

Churchyard Ecology

 

The church has a very well-maintained churchyard, with ancient gravestones set in neat lawns and with many mature trees.  There is also a dedicated area for wildlife, a special garden which provides habitats for birds, insects and small mammals.  

 

Details of the ecology area at St Giles

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