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 Season of Epiphany (from 6 January)

 

In the Western churches, the Epiphany (‘manifestation’) became an occasion to celebrate one element in the story of Christ’s birth, the visit of the far-travelled magi, understood as the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. Matthew’s account speaks simply of ‘wise men from the east’; later tradition fixed their number at three, made them kings and recalled their resonant names – Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. In this perspective, Epiphany is an apt season to pray for the worldwide mission of the Church. The feast of the Conversion of St Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, falls in the Epiphany season, as does the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

 

The season of joyful celebration that begins at Christmas now continues through the successive Sundays of Epiphany, and the festal cycle ends only with the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas). The child who has been manifested to the magi at his birth is now recognized by Simeon and Anna, when he comes to be presented in the Temple according to the Law of Israel. He is both ‘a light to lighten the Gentiles’ and ‘the glory of God’s people Israel’.

 

From the Church of England website

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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

 

Sunday 21 January

Commissioning of those licenced to administer the chalice will take place during the Family Eucharist at 10.00

Evening Prayer resumes on Sunday 21 January

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.

 

Weekdays

08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday).

18-25 January              Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Thursday 25 January

Service at Wesley’s Chapel, 49 City Road London EC1Y 1AU from 12.45-13.15 

 

Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection 

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

Future Dates, 

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,            

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

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