Activities 2017 

Saturday 28 January – Tea and a Tour of the London Islamic Centre, Whitechapel


The invitations were being handed out near Whitechapel tube station to ‘Tea and Tour’. “Please join us at the London Muslim Centre on the last Saturday of the month. Just pop by any time between 10.30am and 1.00pm. Biscuits and yummy snacks will be served alongside guided tours of the Mosque.”

It seemed a good opportunity to go and find out more about our nearest Muslim neighbours. As we arrived we knew we were in the right place on the right day, men were approaching passers by inviting them into the Mosque. We sat down in a side room lined with books and were told this was the hospitality room.

A young man asked us where we were from, the two others in the group were from New Zealand - not from up the road like us.  We learnt that there at 10,000 at Friday prayers although it was hard to understand how far people travel to be there. There were questions about the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims and the reasoning for women’s dress code. The site in Whitechapel also incorporates a school, a bank and a lot of offices. Building work is going on now to provide further facilities. Our guide in the Mosque spoke about his own life style and what the monotheistic faiths have in common.

We, that is Katharine, Mona, Essa, Patricia and Roger had lots more to talk about and so continued this over coffee and a selection of colourful cakes at the Casablanca Café next door

Sunday 22 January - Diana at 80

After the Parish Eucharist, there were celebrations for Diana’s 80th Birthday.

With Anne at the organ everyone sang “Happy Birthday” 


There was a cake made by John and champagne. 

Flowers and a card signed by members of the congregation were presented by Abraham.


The children of the Sunday Club made a special birthday card with signed portraits of themselves 

Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA


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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



08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday)


Tuesday 21 February at 11.00

Memorial Service for Douglas Woodward CBE


1 March Ash Wednesday

08.30 Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes at St Giles’

19.30 Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes at Wesley’s Chapel


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 are 2 March and 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 are 2 March and 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

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Details and forms from Penelope Sharpe


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