Having such a long history there are
many interesting graves around the church. Some are shown here. To help read the
inscription click the picture for a larger (and longer) more detailed download.
The small headstone to the right of this group marks the grave of Sir Harold
Macmillan. Long time British Prime Minister and his Wife Lady Dorothy. They both
lived at nearby Birch Grove House and worshipped at St. Giles often. President
Kennedy stayed there just 1 month before he died. Along with most of the local
residents I saw him there as he travelled in a long convoy to the nearest (then)
Catholic church in Forest Row. So Kennedy slept if not in our village then
certainly in our Parish!
This grave is interesting as it records the details of a motor accident
which led to both the Taylors' demise. Click the picture for a larger readable
The Leighton family were also regular worshippers here. This
grave is dated 9 January 1684. Robert was a member of the Episcopal Church of
Scotland and was at one time Bishop of Dunblane and later Archbishop of Glasgow.
Read the complete
history of the church here.
This is the grave of Louis Martindale
a name only known in the village.
It belongs to the lady who built a village hall
come church called "The Martindale Centre".
It is still used to this day. Take a look here.