Activities 2017 

March 19 Mothering Sunday 

On Mothering Sunday six children in the congregation were admitted to Communion. We welcomed their godparents and members of their families to the service. The children did the readings, led the prayers, brought up the bread and wine and made sure everyone got a bunch of daffodils for the final blessing. They had made cakes and invited us to enjoy them at their ‘party’ over coffee. We look forward to their continual lively presence among us and learning with them and from them as we journey together on the Way of Christ.

 

Meanwhile two of the younger boys were busy exploring the toy box in the children’s corner

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

 

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)

 

Lent 2107 Ecumenical Programme

 

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

 

This is the last session in the series

 

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,4 May, 8 June, 6 July. There is no session in August

 

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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