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

Season of Lent

Ash Wednesday (14 February) and Lent (ends Saturday 31 March)  


Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. At the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday those attending services are marked on the forehead with a cross of ashes by the priest with the words ‘remember you are dust and unto dust you shall return, as a sign of penitence and mortality.


Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities. Whereas Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his death on the cross, Lent recalls the events leading up to and including Jesus' crucifixion.


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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 uaryinstead.



08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday).

Saturday Mornings in Lent 

Ecumenical Study and Prayer

Dates and Venues

March                                            St Giles’ Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, EC2Y 8DA                
10 Jewin Welsh Chapel,            70 Golden Lane, Fann Street,      EC1Y OSA
17 Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road, EC1Y 1AU             


Monday 19 March

PCC meeting 19.30 in church


Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection 

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

Future Dates, 

5 April, 10 May, 7 June, 12 July, 13 September, 4 October, 1 November and 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,            

5 April, 10 May, 7 June, 12 July, 13 September, 4 October, 1 November and 13 December

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


Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997

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