Contact Us

We are here to love God and to make Christ known in word and deed. We are an inclusive church and welcome all comers.

The Rector
Katharine Rumens
St Giles' Rectory
4 The Postern 
London EC2Y BJ

020 7588 3013


Dick Butler
020 7628 0257


Jennie Hogan

The Parish Administrator
Diane Corbin
The Parish Office
Fore Street
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 for opening times and location.

Full address, London Metropolitan Archives,
40 Northampton Road, (Clerkenwell), London, EC1R 0HB or




Further information will be available shortly

St Giles Cripplegate

Plaque Policy


Policy for the placing of plaques in the church


  • St Giles’ is a historic Grade 1 listed building
  • The church was bombed during WW2. A few of the memorials survived including those of John Milton, John Speed and former Lord Mayor William Staines
  • The most recent memorial in the church dates from 1907


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.


Recent history


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.



  • The PCC considers all enquiries in consultation with the Quinquennial Architect and DAC advisors
  • Donations are regularly made to the fabric and furniture of the church; if such are in memory of a loved one, a small memorial plate can be discreetly sited.


Revised January 2015




Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA


Registered Charity                 Number 1138077

Services and church  opening hours    


08.00   Holy 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


29 November Advent Sunday

10.00 Parish Eucharist

11.30-15.30 Advent Fair

16.00 Christingle Service

All welcome


Preparations for Parish Carol Service on Monday 14 December at 18.30

We invite music-readers who would like to sing in the Parish Carol Service Choir to contact



08.30   Morning Prayer (Monday to Thursday)

Morning Prayer may be cancelled in the weeks after Christmas and Easter, and during the last two weeks of August


2015 Christmas card

"An Angel from the Altar frieze"

Now on sale in church - pack of 6 with envelopes £3.50 


Monthy Private Prayer and Reflection 

These sessions are held on the first Thuursday of  the month., from 13.00-13.30.  The last sessiom  in 2015 is 3 December


Cleaning Angels 

These sessions are normally held on the first Thuursday of  the month from 13.30-15.00. The last session in 2015 due to a previous church booking will be Friday 11 December


The church is normally open from 11.00 - 16.00 Monday to Friday 


Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-14.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997



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