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A warm welcome to

St Giles & St Matthew's Churches

Welcome to St Giles & St Matthew's Churches
“Love one another, as I have loved you...”  

[John 13:34]

Hello and welcome to all wanting to find out more about our two churches: St Giles Parish Church in Killamarsh and St Matthew's Parish Church in Renishaw.  

Our aim is to be friendly and open places of worship which welcome members of our community of all ages and to play an active role in the life of our villages.  We strive to 'Be Christ in Church and Community" as Jesus taught us to "Love one another, as I have loved you."



Read our February Newsletter

Read the Introduction & Guide to the Heritage of St Giles Church

Warm Space continue to meet every Tuesday between 1pm - 3pm​

at St Giles Church Hall, Sheepcote Rd, Killamarsh, S21 1 DU

A Warm Space is waiting for you and your friends

  • A warm welcome

  • Free refreshments

  • An opportunity to meet old and new friends

  • If you need help we can signpost you to the right people with the right advice and expertise

This initiative is funded by


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Victorian Font relocated

As you approach the church, you will see a font erected near the memorial window. This font was installed in church in the 1840s by Revd E H Smith, the first Rector of Killamarsh who was Rector 1843-1887, to replace the original Norman font. The Norman font was found by his successor, Revd Francis Metcalfe, being used by a cobbler in Ashley Lane to soak his leather. It was bought back for 30 shillings (£1.50) and erected in the churchyard. It was subsequently re-installed in church in 1944 by Revd John Milner and the Victorian font stored in the church undercroft before being brought back during the incumbency of Revd Roy Bradshaw. In 2018 the Victorian font was removed from the church building during a refurbishment project and in 2021 we received permission to have it erected in the memorial garden adjacent to the memorial window. Tablets inside the memorial window list the names of all those who gave their lives in two World Wars, many of whom would probably have been baptised in the Victorian font. The font is a significant part of the history and heritage of St Giles Church and has been re-erected in memory of all those who were baptised in it for almost 100 years.


The font was installed in its new position by Daynes Monumental Ltd of Killamarsh, who are memorial masons, designing and installing new memorials, as well as refurbishing older ones. We are grateful to Gary Daynes for his generosity in making the arrangements for the installation

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News from Fr Georges and Eveline, Madagascar

Dear Reverend Canon Helen and Fr Michael GUEST.

Dear friends at St Gile's church Killamarsh.

Dear friends at St Matthew's church Renishaw.


At this Christmas time we are very pleased   and  greet  you  with all our best wishes :




                                                              HAPPY   NEW  YEAR  2024


“God loved the world so much that he gave His only SON ,that everyone who has faith in him may not die but have  eternal life “  John 3 : 16


From : Fr Georges and Eveline

             The Congregation Antananarivo MADAGASCAR


Dear friends.

Also, we are very delighted  to send you some update news with some pictures of our daily life.

The political situation  seems  calm. We have elected  our President. He is the last one ( Andry RAJOELINA ).

Nowadays, we have a good rain all over the country. So ,we are starting to plant rice. We have some good fruits in the fields. Some pigs are very fat and we have sold them to get more money and more meat to feed the people…Everything is on the good way. There is a hopeful  success.

Again, we send our great thanks indeed for your last donation… We appreciate very much your generosity…

With warmest  Regards.

Fr Georges and Eveline.

The Congregation Antananarivo MADAGASCAR

St Giles Patronage Scheme 
has been launched. If you are interested in becoming a patron of St Giles Church, please click here for details.

Thank you for your help

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#Candle Of Hope at

the Rectory 

"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13)

Daily Prayer



May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us. Psalm 67:1NRSV

Almighty God

We thank you for those people who walk that extra mile for no monetary gain in order that a job, project or other ongoing work is completed not only to their own  satisfaction but also for the people they are representing. 

Almighty God we thank you for such people who inspire others by their work ethic.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Revd Helen

                   Sunday 21 January 2024 

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Heritage Project

St Giles Church, Killamarsh, has completed a major project to carry out a programme of repairs and refurbishment to the church building. This has involved renovation and redecoration of the interior, new external drainage and stonework repairs. In addition, new toilet facilities have been installed, which are easily accessible to disabled visitors. The main refurbishment work received financial support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, without which the project could not have gone ahead. Further financial support was received from the Derby Diocese Raymond Ross Fund towards the cost of the new toilet facilities. Completion of the project means that the church will continue to be a central part of the community in the years ahead.

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Support our Churches

St Giles Church is pleased to announce the launch of our local small business Sponsorship Scheme. 
With grateful thanks to J. & J. Crump & Son Ltd who have kindly become the first local business to sponsor our Church.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Revd Helen on 0114 2482769 or by emailing
Both our churches also have patronage schemes for individuals to enable us to keep each church alive and open within the community for the use and appreciation of everyone. Click below if you are interested in becoming a patron.
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