Welcome to St Giles' Church in the heart of the

Barbican, London

                                           

We are here to love God and to make Christ known in word and deed. We are an inclusive church and welcome all comers

Advent (Advent Sunday 2 December- Christmas Eve 24 December)

 

The season of Advent marks the start of the Christian year. It is a season of expectation and preparation as the Church looks forward to celebrating the birth of Christ.

 

Although it is a season of preparation, the characteristic note of Advent is expectation rather than penitence. Commercial pressure has made it harder to keep a sense of alert watchfulness in our anticipation of Christmas but, for many Christians, our preparation for the coming of Christ is a powerful reminder of the real meaning of the coming season.

In England, Advent falls at the darkest time of the year, and the natural symbols of darkness and light are powerfully at work. In the Church of England, the focus is on the patriarchs and prophets who predict humanity’s salvation, then on John the Baptist, then finally on Mary as she prepares to give birth to the Saviour.

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Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA

 

Registered Charity               Number 1138077

Services and church  opening hours

 

Christmas and New Year Services at St Giles’

Sunday 24 December 

Christmas Eve

10.00 Holy Communion (said)

4pm Crib Service

An informal service – storytelling and Christmas songs specially for families and young children

9pm Sung Eucharist    with carols for choir and congregation

Sunday 26 December Christmas Day

10am Family Parish Eucharist

31 December First Sunday of Christmas

10am Holy Communion (said) 

There will be no Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday 8.30am) from 26 December to 1 January or Evening Prayer on Sundays 17, 24, and 31 December

Sundays

08.00   Holy Communion (First Sunday in the month)
10.00   Parish Eucharist
16.00   Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer may be cancelled on the Sunday after Christmas and on Easter Day or during August. The service may  also be cancelled if no key holder is available or it may take place in the Rectory instead.

 

Weekdays

08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday)

 

Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection 

These sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month., from 13.00-13.30.

Future Dates, 

11 January, 1 February,

8 March & 5 April

 

Cleaning Angels 

These sessions are normally held on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.00. Some gentle cleaning and tea and cakes at the end.

Future Dates,   

Monday 18 December             

11 January, 1 February,

8 March & 5 April

The church is normally open from 11.00-16.00 Monday to Friday.

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-14.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997

 

The parish office will be closed from 2pm on Friday 22 December until 10am on Tuesday 2 January.  

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