​​The first of three church buildings was opened and dedicated on St Giles day, 1st September 1938.  The building was a combination of church and hall with space for 300.  The chancel was at one end of the building and could be screened off, with a stage at the other.

Unfortunately, it was destroyed by fire in the early hours of 13 September 1941.
 
Services and Sunday school were held in Rose Cottage, Rosetta Cottage and Jubilee Hall until the Lancashire Education Authority built three concrete huts on the site of the former church. These were used as school during the day, and the church were able to use the huts at weekends and in the evenings.












                                                       The Original Church Building - destroyed in 1941

So, each week, the school furniture was moved out and it was equipped for the Sunday Services; then the process reversed! 

This arrangement continued until Easter 1951, when a new day school was completed. The church then took possession of the three huts through a nominal sum of £100.

A chancel, communion rail and altar were installed. The whole building was redecorated by the men of the church during their spare time. A number of pews were acquired from a disused school chapel at Newsham Park. The first hut was then used exclusively as the church.

The last service in this temporary church was Evensong on Passion Sunday, 18 March, 1956. The family of St Giles were attached to the ‘Little Church’ because it's size had created a friendly and homely atmosphere. 

The present Parish Church of St Giles was built in the mid-50s and consecrated in 1956. It is on a site which lies between Aintree Lane and the Leeds – Liverpool Canal. The site also contains our church hall, the Garden of Rest and the Vicarage.



Past Vicars:


​Fr Sam Korn

2017  -  2019


Fr John Williams

2012  -  2016


Rev’d Fr. B.A. Walles
2004  -  2011


Rev’d P. Crean
1997  -  2003


Rev’d D.K. King
1971  -  1995


Rev'd A. Whittaker
1949  -  1970



Rev'd E. S. Wood
1942 - 1943​


Rev'd E. Preston

1943 - 1944


Rev'd G. H. Green

1944 - 1946


Rev'd M. G. Sheldon

1945 - 1948


Rev'd H. Crichton

1948 - 1949



 Our History

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Past Curates:


Rev'd E. J. Button

1936 - 1938


Rev'd H. Roberts

1938 - 1940


Rev'd L. Mutt

1940 - 1941


Rev'd Fr. O. R. Clarke

1941

Rev’d A.E. Peaston 
1941  -  1942


Rev'd R.E. Hodgson

​1942





St Giles, Aintree

in the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool