Our grade 11 listed church in the small village of Alderton is dedicated to St Giles an 7th century french Abbot, who gave much of his time to the care of lepers. It is thought that the church dates from about the 11th or 12th century, although there was an extensive rebuild in the 19th century when a spire was also added to the tower. The church was largely rebuilt during the renovation of the 19th century (1844-45) undertaken by James Thomson using elements from the 12th to 15th century church. The original features that remained after this included pointed arches, the roof of the nave, the Saxon pillars of the north door and most of the tower.
The Gauzebrook Group consists of 8 rural parishes in North Wiltshire. We are part of the Diocese of Bristol in the Church of England.
The doors of St Giles are never locked. Our church is open for prayer or silent reflection 24/7. This is a major cost for such a small village for which we receive no funding.
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As you will know, sadly during the Pandemic there will be no church services until they are allowed again by government easing the ‘lockdown’. Stay safe.
THE SIX BELLS OF ST GILES
St Giles has a set of 6 bells that were refurbished a few years ago with a Millennium Fund grant . We have a team of bell ringers with practice every Thursday.
To hear the bells click on the image above
GRADE 11 LISTED TOMBS
As well as the church five of our tombs - one dating from the 17th century -are also Grade 11 listed
Font still in its original position after the rebuild.