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]


27 November - 3 December  Book Fair

11am – 4pm daily (15.30 on 3 December)

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

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

All proceeds in aid of church funds

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


Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December

St Giles’ Cripplegate Advent Fair with the Christingle Service by candlelight at 15.30 on Sunday 


Two days to come, buy, eat and enjoy the Advent Fair in our historic church. The Book Fair (starting on 27 November) also continues over the two days.

There will be stalls selling, good quality second hand adult and children’s clothes, bric a brac, toys and Dawn’s handbag and jewellery corner. Our many home bakers will be providing delicious cakes for you to buy and take home.


On Saturday we will be open from 11.00 until 16.00 and we will keep you happy serving real coffee, tea and mince pies throughout the day.


On Sunday we will start again after the 10.00 Service with a splendid welcome by the City of London Brass Band followed from 11.30 by lunch – hot soup and filled rolls, Hungarian potato stew, hot pizza slices and mince pies and in the afternoon, tea coffee and homemade cakes and biscuits.


There will be plenty of activities for children including, face painting, games, activities, Christmas tree decorating, Christingle making and a children’s concert plus an early visit from Father Christmas


A raffle will be drawn with generous prizes and there will be an opportunity to request a favourite tune to be played on our grand organ.


The day finishes at 15.30 with the Christingle service by candleight which is particularly popular with families.


If you would like to donate items for any of the stalls or for the raffle, please leave items on the pews by the font when the church is open or give them to our caretaker Jake (normally Monday-Friday 11.00-16.00). If you would like to help on either day please put your name on the lists at the back of the church or contact Diane the Parish Administrator from 13 November on    020 7638 1997 or email her at admin@stgilescripplegate.com


We look forward to welcoming you to our Advent Fair and the start of the Advent season.


All are welcome  

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.  

Monday 11 December  Parish Carol Service 18,30


Full details later

Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA


Registered Charity               Number 1138077


Services and church  opening hours

Advent Fair

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)

Christmas Eve

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


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)

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.


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,                 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


The parish office will be closed from 2pm on Friday 22 December until 10am on Tuesday 2 January.  

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