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.
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.
Sunday 22 January - Diana at 80
Where to visit us:-
St Giles' Cripplegate Church
London EC2Y 8DA
Registered Charity Number 1138077
Services and church opening hours
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.
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
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
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