Activities July-December 2017
Saturday 9 December Emergency Christmas Foodbank Collection at Cherry Tree Walk Waitrose
Including a large collection made by TransPerfect Legal Solutions in Moorgate, a record four supermarket cages were filled by a very busy team of Katharine, Amanda, Sue, Gail, Simon, Christopher and William from Hackney Foodbank.
Waitrose could not have been more helpful, and the total weight donated was an amazing - and record - 750kg, enough for 1,000 meals. Thank you to everyone - donors, Waitrose, TransPerfect and volunteers.
Photo: A generous donor leaving Waitrose, Christopher and Gail
On the following Monday, we were delighted to be joined by Colleen Beasley, Project Coordinator for the Hackney Foodbank at the Parish Carol Service where Sidney was able to present Colleen with a cheque for £200 made up of money donated by four Waitrose customers on Saturday, and by the congregation at Sunday's service.
Photo: Simon, William, Amanda and Gail
Our next collection will be on 24 February 2018.
St Giles’ October Book Fair
Our October book fair raised £1,732.
Thanks to all who made this happen!
Sunday 7 October Birthday Celebrations and Good Byes
It was a busy time after the service with birthday celebrations for Mollie and Dawn and goodbyes to Tim and Alan
This was the last service at St Giles’ for Tim and Alan now they have moved to Lanzarote. During the service they were given a cross to put in their new home. Katharine thanked them for their ministry at St Giles’ over many years, for their support and help during Holy Week and Easter and the Annual Parish Weekends at Othona. We all wished them happiness and fulfilment in their new venture.
Saturday 9 September Food Bank Collection outside Waitrose in Cherry Tree Walk
Sunday 10 September Progressive Lunch
This popular event gives us time to enjoy each other’s company, introduce visitors and new members of the congregation to the hospitality and generosity of our hosts and to eat together.
Dawn, Diana Leula and Cyril enjoy coffee at the end of the meal.
We are grateful to Penny, our organiser from the beginning of these lunches and the many hosts who have welcomed guests to their homes plus those providing canapes or puddings that we enjoy at the Rectory before or after the main course eaten in homes around the Barbican.
Sunday 3 September Farewell to Ainé, our organ scholar
Ainé, a former pupil at the City of London School for Girls has been our organ scholar but on Sunday we said goodbye to her as she has won an organ scholarship to Keeble College, Oxford. It was also a celebration of her success while with us and to wish her well as she takes up this new challenge.
Anne, our Director of Music who has also been her organ teacher thanked her for her dedication and commitment to St Giles’. She made a presentation to Ainé of organ music and a cheque from the congregation.
Our three organists Elizabeth, Anne and Ainé
Royal College of Organists' Medal awarded to Anne Marsden Thomas MBE
Belated ‘Congratulations to Anne’
Sunday 6 August at Wesley’s Chapel
Leslie and Margaret processed from the chapel at the end of the service.
We, his ecumenical friends had been invited to share a farewell lunch with the congregation. This was a grand affair served in the chapel garden in the sunshine. It was good to also meet our friends from St Joseph’s and Jewin Welsh Chapel. Leslie has been a good friend to us all and we wish him and Margaret a happy retirement.
Sunday 9 July - Waste not, want not!
Christine offered to cook lunch for us on Sunday 9 July. We didn’t really go foraging – although Christine picked up bruised fruit and vegetables from Ridley Road Market. We asked people to look in the back of their fridges and cupboards for forgotten-about food. There was a box outside the Rectory front door for donations and Marianne saved us packets of pulses past their sell-by date, cheese, bread and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.
Sunday 2 July – Valerie’s Special Birthday Celebration
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
Sunday 21 January
Commissioning of those licenced to administer the chalice will take place during the Family Eucharist at 10.00
Evening Prayer resumes on Sunday 21 January
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 uaryinstead.
08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday).
18-25 January Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Thursday 25 January
Service at Wesley’s Chapel, 49 City Road London EC1Y 1AU from 12.45-13.15
Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection
These sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month., from 13.00-13.30.
1 February, 8 March & 5 April
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.
1 February, 8 March & 5 April
The church is normally open from 11.00-16.00 Monday to Friday.
Parish Office Opening Hours
Tel: 020 7638 1997