The beautiful Church of St. Giles stands at the centre of the village where a church building has stood since Saxon times. It has a Norman tower and alterations and additions from every century since. Under the chancel there exists to this day a 7th century Saxon crypt which is open every Thursday afternoon, during the summer, when guided tours take place.
Church Tours 2017
Running every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer are the very popular guided tours of St.Giles, Sidbury's ancient church.
The tour guide will take you back over a thousand years, and even earlier if you visit the 7th century Saxon crypt, one of only six to be found in the whole country, dating from around AD 680.
From its Saxon beginnings to the present day, it is not only a living record of our heritage; it is also a beautiful church in its own right, featuring fragments of medieval wall painting, a painted gallery, a number of high quality Victorian stained glass windows, and seven intriguing wooden roof carvings of the Green Man.
The tours start at 2.30 pm.
Tea and biscuits are provided.
Entrance £2.50 Children free.
Contact Neil 01395 597324
All enquiries to our Administrator - Paula Mills (Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings)
Sidbury Parish Room Booking
Janice Salway 01395 514862
Wedding & Baptism enquiries
See also the Sid Valley Churches website - www.sidvalley.org.uk
|July Services at St. Giles|
|Jul 7th||11.00 am||Morning Worship|
|Jul 21st||11.00am||Sung Eucharist|
Prayer & Praise
|August Services at St. Giles|
|Aug 4th||11.00 am||Morning Worship|
|Aug 11th||8.00 am|
|Aug 18th||11.00am||Sung Eucharist|
Prayer & Praise
Books and booklets - All sold in aid of Church funds:
"Tapping at the Garden Gate" - Tales of everyday life in the village of Sidbury in the 19th Century has been reprinted. It is on sale in St Giles' Church in Sidbury, Devon at £5.00 per copy.
In addition, there are some books about the village available in St Giles Church, Sidbury.
"Sidbury's Church of 1000 Years" £3.00 - The history of the Church
"Within the Bounds - Sidbury Past & Present" £1.00
"The Bells of St Giles" £2.00
Plus the following fiction titles;
"Master Ghost and I" £2.00 A short ghost story with a difference
"Another Childs' Garden of Verses" by Barbara Softly (from the "Ponder & William" series), Illustrated by Alan Softly.
Neil Thompson is the honorary archivist for the village. For details of the Parish Archives please see the relevant page of this website - Sidbury Parish Archive