St Giles Church
The Parish church of St Giles is mainly 13th & 14th century but the chapel was
established some time before 1153. In our church you can find two "green men",
dating from the 13th century, a Norman font, and stained glass by Kempe.
There are six bells in our medieval tower, and at present we ring for the
11.00 a.m. service three times a month, plus weddings and occasional other
special events. Practice night is every Thursday at 7.30 p.m. New members
of our team of ringers are always welcome, whether experienced ringers,
absolute beginners, or anywhere in between. Further information from Sue Sheen on 02476 306339
In 2007, our hard-working team of volunteers was delighted to win the area
best-kept churchyard competition. In order to keep our churchyard a beautiful
place, more volunteers are urgently needed to join the team, which meets once
a week, usually on Thursday evenings, to mow the grass and do other gardening
maintenance work. If you can help, please get in touch with Jackie Lloyd on 02476 302836.
poem by Dorrie Johnson, a resident of the village
Giles Church, Bubbenhall
Built beacon high,
between Arden’s forests and the Felden fields
honouring faith and folklore,
holy water and green man welcoming new life.
of land-slipped stones,
some with grief-fresh flowers,
some age-old sandstone, scarred,
the glebe lands
renewing each century or so,
beams, or pews or altar piece.
Bells, recast, jubilant
fire the faithful.
Beneath the hill
the moody early reaches of the Avon
worry their way.
Swans, non-conformist, drift.
© Dorrie Johnson
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