The pages below should answer commonly asked questions but if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please do get in touch.

Premises Hire

St Giles’ has a number of halls and venues which are available to hire. Parish Hall The hall building is located at 161 Benhill Road. Some parts are permanently let out, Camberwell Choir School operates from 10am to 3.30pm on Saturdays and it is usually fully booked each Sunday. The Main Hall is available on Monday to … Continue reading Premises Hire

A Safe Church

‘A Safe Church’ is the Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding policy manual. A copy is always on display at the back of church for everyone to access.  It’s well illustrated and laid out in an easy-to-use format which provides guidance for all parishes in the Diocese of Southwark on the issues of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. This … Continue reading A Safe Church

School References

Applying for new schools can be very stressful and at a certain time of year we are often asked for references for children wanting to enter church schools. These references usually ask us to verify that the parents as well as the children are connected with St Giles’ and regularly worship here. We have a … Continue reading School References

Community & Charities

St Giles’ tries to be an integral part of the community of Camberwell. We welcome people of all faiths – and none – to our concerts, services and occasions. We work closely with community groups, such as Camberwell Community Choir, Alcoholics Anonymous, St Giles’ Trust, The Borough Common and Southwark Refugee Communities Forum. We work … Continue reading Community & Charities

School Visits

We are always happy to welcome school visits to St Giles’. We host a number of events throughout the year such as sponsored walks, cake sales, end-of-year events and carol services / concerts. St Giles’ also offers tours and activities to classes or year groups. A church visit is relevant to the current curriculum in … Continue reading School Visits


There are always plenty of jobs to do at St Giles’ – and we need your help! Our building We have a team of church cleaners and gardeners who try to keep St Giles’ looking clean and bright. We’re always looking for help here as St Giles’ is a big church to maintain. We also … Continue reading Volunteering