Sunday 9 February at 15.15
Choral Evensong sung by the Choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral.
This new venture by the City of London Deanery for congregations to gather in churches around the City to meet, pray and worship together, have the chance to hear the wonderful voices of the Choristers and volunteer to read the lessons and lead the intercessions, got off to a good start at St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield.
We were welcomed by Marcus Walker the Rector of St Bart’s to this ancient church. Robert Coupland, Sacrist at St Paul’s Officiated, Canon James Milne, Precentor at St Pauls was the Preacher, William Fox, sub-organist and the Choir was directed by Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s. Katharine Hedderly, our Area Dean and Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower gave the Blessing. Refreshments were served afterwards in the Cloister and it was good to meet and talk with our firends from St Paul's and members of other City Churches. It was certainly an uplifting and shared experience on a very wet and windy afternoon.
St Giles’ was well represented, and we had been invited to lead the Intercessions. We look forward to gathering at other churches in the future.
Sunday 2 February - Presentation of Christ in the Temple or Candlemas
Sunday was a special day for members of the Sunday Club. There was a Story Sermon with Katharine as a Roman centurion and the children as Roman soldiers in Bethlehem as she told them of rumours of angels in the sky and magicians coming with gifts. They had to be alert and report any strange happenings. We heard about Simeon and Anna when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple and how they blessed Jesus and told Mary that a sword would pierce her side as they foretold the crucifixion.
The Children led the Intercessions and then with their lighted candles moved through the church lighting the candles of the congregation - not before long hair had been tied back with elastic hair bands supplied by Katharine! They came back to the chancel and stayed by the altar with their candles alight while the Offertory was brought to the altar and the Eucharistic Prayer said.
Where to visit us:-
St Giles' Cripplegate Church
London EC2Y 8DA
Registered Charity Number 1138077
January – March 2020 Installation of new lighting
Monday – Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Limited access only during the week
An area of the church will be available for private prayer
Sunday services will be as usual.
10.00 Family Eucharist
08.00 Holy Communion (First Sunday in the month)
16.00 Evening Prayer
Sunday 23 February Coffee and pancakes after the 10.00 Family Eucharist
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.
08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday)
The church is normally open from 11.00-16.00 Monday to Friday.
26 February Ash Wednesday
St Giles’ Cripplegate
08.30 Holy Communion and Ashing
12.45 Holy Communion and Ashing
Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection
These sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month., from 13.00-13.30.
5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, No session in August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December.
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.
2020 Dates. 5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, No session in August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December
2020 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30
Tuesday 5-May (*Supper)
Monday 29 June
Tuesday 15 September
Monday 23 November
*19.30 in the Rectory
Parish Office Opening Hours
Tel: 020 7638 1997