Activities Jan-June 2020

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
Fore Street
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)

10.00   Parish Eucharist
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

Wesley’s Chapel

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.

2020 Dates.

5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, No session in August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December.

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.

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 24-March

Tuesday 5-May (*Supper)

 Monday 29 June

 Tuesday 15 September

 Monday 23 November

*19.30 in the Rectory 


Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997  

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