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

Lent (1 March – 15 April)

 

Ash Wednesday (1 March) marks the start of observation of Lent the most solemn time of the Christian Year. Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence: from the Middle Ages, it became the custom to begin Lent by marking Christians with the sign of the cross in ash on their foreheads. The season is traditionally marked by self-examination, fasting and preparation for Easter. It is a time when Christians reflect on the biblical account of Jesus in the wilderness (Luke 4:1-13).

 

It also became a time when those who were to be baptized at Easter were instructed in the Christian faith. It became customary for the whole Christian community to join them in study and self-reflection, through a period of forty days, corresponding to the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, being tested by Satan.

 

As Holy Week approaches, the atmosphere of the season darkens. Bible readings begin to anticipate the story of Christ's suffering and death. Holy Week begins with the re-enactment of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (9 April). This is the beginning of a journey of the imagination which takes us to the Upper Room for the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday (13 April), through Jesus' betrayal, trial and crucifixion on Good Friday (14 April). Easter Eve, or Holy Saturday (15 April), is a day like no other, a day of desolation and despair. In the Easter Vigil, the Church gathers to call to mind the mighty works of God through reading of scripture, in preparation for the proclamation of the resurrection, which marks the beginning of the celebration of Easter.

 

 ‘The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great kindness’. Psalm 103.8

 

Text from Common Worship

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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    

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.

 

Sunday 2 April 11.30

Annual Parish Church Meeting in church.

 

Weekdays

08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday)

 

Tuesday 21 March 19.30

PCC Meeting in church 

 

Lent 2107 Ecumenical Programme

 

We are using Henri Nouwen’s book, The Return of the Prodigal Son

 

25 March Wesley’s Chapel, 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU

1 April St. Joseph’s Church, 15 Lamb’s Passage, off Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8LE

 

Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection 

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

Dates for future sessions 6 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.

Dates for future sessions 6 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

 

Revision of the Church Electoral Roll

If your name is not on the roll please complete a form

Details and forms from Penelope Sharpe

 

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