Horsted Keynes

Horsted Keynes

Saint Giles Church with its noble simplicity has stood in the village for 800 years and is a must for visitors.



  • Less than 2000 souls in the heart of the Sussex countryside
  • 5 miles from Haywards Heath, 6 miles from East Grinstead
  • About 12 miles from Gatwick Airport
  • Commuting to London by road and train takes just over an hour
  • One of the few places in the South East where it’s still dark at night!
  • The most famous stop on the Bluebell railway line
  • Burial place of UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
  • A place where Christian worship has been offered for 1000 years.


More on Horsted Keynes at www.horstedkeynes.com and http://www.stgileschurchhorstedkeynes.org.uk



The spire of the current Saint Giles Church has pointed heavenwards for 800 years and with its noble simplicity is a must for visitors.


At Christmas around 500 people worship in St Giles, a quarter of the population. Normal adult Sunday attendance at 8am and 10am Eucharists is growing and stands currently around 60. There is a thriving Sunday Club which engages children in three age groups.


Fr John Twisleton became Rector of St Giles on 30th March 2009.


Rector’s monthly letter to parishioners

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