We are here to love God and to make Christ known in word and deed. We are an inclusive church and welcome all comers.
St Giles' Rectory
4 The Postern
London EC2Y BJ
020 7588 3013
The Parish Administrator
The Parish Office
London EC2Y 8DA
020 7638 1997
Tracing your Family Tree
Many people are interested in genealogy. Our Parish records are not held in the church but in the London Metropolitan Archives.
Registers are held at the LMA for the years,
Baptisms 1561-1961, Marriages 1561-1987 and Burials 1561-1853 See website www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma for opening times and location.
Full address, London Metropolitan Archives,
40 Northampton Road, (Clerkenwell), London, EC1R 0HB or firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy for the placing of plaques in the church
In order to respect the integrity of the mediaeval church, and because so many luminaries have been associated with the parish over the centuries, it is not our policy in general to install individual plaques or memorials.
1. The PCC was approached by the Cromwell Society wanting to put up a plaque commemorating the marriage of Oliver Cromwell and Elizabeth Bourchier in 1624. The PCC supported this application and it received a DAC certificate. The Chancellor did not grant a Faculty; a plaque was not erected.
2. The PCC has had enquiries from interest groups about placing plaques to:
Richard Smyth (1590 – 1675) bibliophile and author of “The obituary of Richard Smyth, secondary of the Poultry Compter, London: being a catalogue of all such persons as he knew in their life; extending from A.D. 1627 to A.D.1674” and
Mark Catesby (1683-1749) Fellow of the Royal Society author and illustrator of “The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands”.
Neither enquiry gained the support of the PCC.
Revised January 2015
Where to visit us:-
St Giles' Cripplegate Church
London EC2Y 8DA
Registered Charity Number 1138077
Services and church opening hours
Saturday 2 December 11.00-16.00
Advent Sunday 3 December
Christingle Service by Candlelight at 15.30
This service is particularly popular with families.
Christmas and New Year Services at St Giles’
Sunday 24 December
10.00 Holy Communion (said)
4pm Crib Service
An informal service – storytelling and Christmas songs specially for families and young children
9pm Sung Eucharist with carols for choir and congregation
Sunday 26 December Christmas Day
10am Family Parish Eucharist
31 December First Sunday of Christmas
10am Holy Communion (said)
There will be no Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday 8.30am) from 26 December to 1 January or Evening Prayer on Sundays 17, 24, and 31 December
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.
08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday)
There wil be no Morning Prayer week commencing Monday 6 November.
Monday 13 November 19.30
PCC meeting in the church
Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection
These sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month., from 13.00-13.30.
Future Dates, Thursdays, 7 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.
Future Dates, Wednesday 6 December.
The church is normally open from 11.00-16.00 Monday to Friday.
Parish Office Opening Hours
Tel: 020 7638 1997
The parish office will be closed from 2pm on Friday 22 December until 10am on Tuesday 2 January.