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

                   The Kingdom Season                        (1 November-30 November 2018)


During November we come to the last four weeks of the Church's year.  By the end of the month we will reach Advent Sunday (2 December), the start of the new Christian year. 

These four weeks are often called the Kingdom Season.  It is not really a separate ‘season', like Epiphany or Lent, but it feels and is often treated as one. 

A favourite image of the Church is of a pilgrim people and throughout the Church year we travel with Jesus in the readings, sermons and prayers.  We witness the birth of Christ, we listen to his teaching, we are there at his execution, and we celebrate his resurrection. 

Everything we've worked for throughout the year is now coming to its conclusion in the Kingdom Season.  This is when we come to understand what this has meant in the lives of Christian men and women throughout the ages.    

November starts with All Saints' Day, then All Souls' Day (to commemorate the faithful departed).  During the next three weeks 23 Christian monarchs, priests, teachers of the faith, or mystics are remembered by name.  The final Sunday celebrates Christ the King.  God's work is completed, and we wait for the New Kingdom to be revealed in all its fullness.   

With thanks to the Group Parishes of Fen and Hill in the Diocese of Lincoln for this text  

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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

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.



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,                              13 December


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,                               13 December

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


Dates of future PCC meetings in church at 19.30

Tuesday 20 November


Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997

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