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 8BJ
020 7588 3013
07411 15 7145
The Parish Administrator
The Parish Office
London EC2Y 8DA
020 7638 1997
Safeguarding at St Giles'
To view our Safeguarding policy or to contact a member of our Safeguarding team go to the Safeguarding page on this website.
Electoral Roll Officer
You can contact our Electoral Roll Officer on Electoral_roll@stgileschurch.com '
Safe recording of personal emails with St Giles’ Cripplegate
As we are no longer able, for data protection reasons, to collect email addresses or use them without your permission, you can record your email address on https://mailchi.mp/a156be5517cc/stgc if you wish to hear from us or be on our mailing list.
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 email@example.com
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
Thursday 30 May Ascension Day
There will be no Holy Communion Service at St Giles'.
St Paul's Cathedral
08.00 and 12.30 Eucharist
17.30 Choral Eucharist
08.00 Holy Communion (First Sunday in the month)
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.
16.00 Sunday 10 May
A Service of Commendation for Brother Kentigern SSF, 1960-2019, on the eve of his funeral.
08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday)
The church is normally open from 11.00-16.00 Monday to Friday.
Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection
These sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month., from 13.00-13.30.
2019 2 May, 6 June and 4 July
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.
2019 6 June and 4 July
2019 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30
Tuesday 16 July
Monday 9 September
Tuesday 19-November at 19.30 in church
Parish Office Opening Hours
Tel: 020 7638 1997