Future Events


Advance Notice 


The charity founded in 2006 will cease its operation in December 2017

There are many reasons for this,

  • Uganda has now developed ‘in country training’ in alliance with the UK government and the RCPCH
  • A new National hospital is being built
  • Costs and governance requirements escalating
  • Changing Trustee circumstances


H4HC has been one of the charities that we have supported at St Giles’

and Katharine our Rector is a Trustee.

Katharine says, ‘What impressed me about visiting the project, seeing our team in action and meeting the staff and Pastoral Care Team at Mulago Hospital, is how much good is done with quite limited resources. The hugs all round upon arrival at the airport are testimony to the love and respect of with which the charity is regarded.

St Giles’ has been committed to fund raising for H4HC. There have been book fairs throughout the year and for the past couple of summers we have had a cake stall at the City of London Community Day in Guildhall Yard. As a community, we remember H4HC in our prayers and kept informed through the regular reports’.

The Chairperson Professor Judith Ellis MBE since its inception is also a member of our congregation. Her primary research interest is the sharing of best practice to ensure the highest possible quality of care for children and she has considerable knowledge and first-hand experience of paediatric care Internationally including in resource limited countries.

H4HC has much to be proud of its achievements in Uganda as the H4HC  report below shows.

We at St Giles’ have been privileged to support H4HC and thank all who have helped and contributed towards its important and vital work.

Read H4HC report
H4HC Final poster.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.8 MB]


Monday 25 September St Martin’s in the Fields

Reformation: Autumn Lecture Series


1900-20.30 “The Reformation” given by Alister McGrath, Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University.


Free with retiring collection  

City of London Brass Band


The 'City of London Brass Band' meets on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in St Giles' for rehearsals. The band is part of the North London Brass Network that has encouraged people to play music right across the capital.

The band's Director, Martyn Stogden, says. "We have a number of local people from the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates, who have come to play with us, including people who work and study in the City, exactly the sort of mix from the community for which we were hoping".

Do you play a brass instrument and would you like to join us and be part of this exciting new venture? We are happy to work with people of all ages and experience who are returning to playing brass or with those who would like to learn for the first time.


We meet most Wednesdays, but it is advisable to check with the band to arrange a first visit. Contact details are on the band's website

www.cityoflondonbrass.co.uk  Please email Martyn for more details at martyn.stogden@yahoo.co.uk or telephone him on 020 8366 0657.


Photograph by and used with the kind permission of Steve Daszco



Sunday 1 October Harvest Festival 


10.00 Family Eucharist 


Thank you to all who support St Giles' This is also the time we take the opportunity to consider prayfully whether we are able to increase our financial support and whether, if we do not already give by standing order, we could switch to this method of giving n the future. 

On Saturdays, 7, 14, 21 and 28 October


Welcome to the Saturday-morning reflections and discussions with our ecumenical neighbours


Refreshments from 10.00-10.30. Sessions start at 10.30 and finish at 11.30. 

We will be using this book by Rowan Williams

Being Disciples - Essentials of the Christian Life


‘the aim of the book is simple: to help you to see more clearly, love more dearly, and follow more nearly the way of Jesus Christ’


7 October at St Giles’ Cripplegate, Fore Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DA

14 October at Jewin Welsh Church, 70, Fann Street, EC1Y 0SA

21 October at St Joseph’s Hall, 15 Lamb’s Passage, EC1Y 8LE

28 October at Wesley’s Chapel, 49 City Road, EC1Y 1AU


Come and join your neighbours from local churches and beyond for some lively and friendly discussions.


All Welcome


Copies of the book at a discount price are available from

martinjpendergast@gmail.com  -  020 8986 0807

10 – 19 October  Book Fair

11am – 4pm daily

Nearly-new and second-hand books, CDs, DVDs and Vinyl

If you would like to help please sign the rota at the back of the church

All proceeds in aid of church funds

30 October – 6 November 2017 Support for Christians in the Holy Land

Bishop Stephen Platten will be leading a pilgrimage from the City Deaneries to the Holy Land in the autumn of 2017 not only visiting the Holy Places, but also meeting with the Christian community who face daily difficulties in living their faith. Travelling from 30th October to 6th November the cost of the pilgrimage is £1400 per person sharing a twin room. For more details or to book, please contact Pilgrimage People on 0800 6123423 or email: info@pilgrimagepeople.org  or join us on Monday 28th November at 18.00 for an information evening at St Michael’s Cornhill ECV3 9DS.


Saturday 4 November Confirmation at St Paul’s Cathedral


Please let Katharine know if you would like to be confirmed.


Sunday 5 November All Souls’ Service



If you would like the name of a loved one read out at the service please contact Diane in the Parish office


27 November - 3 December  Book Fair

11am – 4pm daily

Nearly-new and second-hand books, CDs, DVDs and Vinyl

All proceeds in aid of church funds


Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December

St Giles’ Cripplegate Advent Fair


Full details later

Saturday 9 December Food Bank Appeal


The collection will be from 10.30-12.30 outside Waitrose in Cherry Tree Walk off Whitecross Street


If you would like to help please contact Sidney.  If you would like to help please contact Sidney.  

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 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)


Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection 

These sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month., from 13.00-13.30.

Future Dates, Thursdays,         5 October, 2 November and 7 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.

Future Dates, Thursdays,         5 October, 2 November and Wednesday 6 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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