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St Giles’ Church Christmas Card 2019


Our Christmas card will be available from Sunday 17 November in packs of 5 for £4. Payment by cash, cheque (payable to St Giles' Cripplegate Church) or credit/debit card. 


Greetings for Christmas and the New Year

(greeting inside card)



Photo: Nativity scene in an alcove of St Giles' Church, part of an earlier medieval church, showing tiles of Roman origin.



The Parish Church in the heart of the Barbican

(on the back of the card)

Friday 8th to Thursday 28th November

"At the going down of the sun"




The Exhibition is open to the public from the Friday 8th to Thursday 28th November at the Church of St Giles Cripplegate Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, by kind permission of the Rector and PCC. (Private viewing by invitation on 7th November) 

Opening hours: Weekdays 11.00-16.00


First exhibited at the MUSEE de MONTORMEL in Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the D Day Landings sponsored by Conseil Departemental de L'Orne


Members of St Giles’ are invited to the Private View on Thursday 7 November 5.30pm – 8.00pm. Please RSVP to Jake at  admin@stgilescripplegate.com

Wednesday 20 November to Sunday 1 December Book Fair


 St Giles’ Book Fair, Daily 11.00-16.00  


Further update for the August Book Fair: Three books were subsequently sold via an antiquarian book dealer raising a further £500. 

Saturday 23 November


St Giles’ Pub Quiz at 19.30 at the Artillery Arms, Bunhill Row.

Form a team beforehand or turn up on the day and we will find a team for you.

There will be prizes for the winning team

All Welcome

Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December Advent Fair Weekend


This is always a busy and enjoyable weekend in our Parish year.              

This year their will be stalls for gifts, Bric-a-brac, books, toys and home made cakes. but no clothes this year. Speak to Dawn about donations to the stalls including, handbags, jewellery, accessories, bric-a-brac and toys. Raffle prize donations also welcome.


Speak to Diana or Charis about the cake and refreshment stalls. There are lists in church for donations for the cake and resfreshment stalls and for helpers to cover the setting up on Friday pm, Saturday and Sunday - the  2 days of the fair - and clearing up on Monday am. 

Saturday 30 November – Advent Carol Service at St Paul’s Cathedral at 18.30.


Please let Katharine know if you would like free tickets for the service

An Opportunity to meet up on Tuesday mornings 


Pret a Manger, Whitecross Street from 10.00 – 11.30. Join us for a chat and to meet your neighbours. 


All Welcome


Friends meet for coffee and a chat at Pret a Manger

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

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.

Annual Report 2018
Annual Report Version 4.1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.8 MB]


Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Monday 9 December Food Bank Appeal


10.30 – 12.30 Outside Waitrose, Cherry Tree Walk

Please contact Christopher if you would like to help. Our Friends at Wesley's Chapel will be looking after the Sunday and Monda collections. 

Monday 16 December Parish Carol Service at 18.30

Carols by Candlelight


A service for those who live or work in the area with readings and favourite carols for the congregation.

Meet your neighbours over mulled wine and mince pies afterwards


Singers who can read music are very welcome to join the professional quartet. Pease contact Anne Marsden Thomas for details on 07785 533799.

Tuesday 24 December Christmas Eve and Wednesday 25 Christmas Day


Christmas Eve

16.00 Crib Service

This a popular service with families with the blessing of the crib, carols and readings

21.00 ‘Midnight’ Eucharist

This is a good time for families with young children and those we find a service at midnight too late for travel and family commitments

Christmas Day

10.00 Eucharist



Sunday 5 January Feast of the Epiphany


10.00 Family Eucharist  


24-29 September – dates for our 2020 diaries

Ecumenical Visit to Oberammergau


If you are interested in joining this visit please contact St Mary Moorfields Office, at moorfields@rcdow.org.uk Flyers with details of the Pilgrimage are now in church on the welcome table in the North Aisle. 

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)

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


Friday 15 November at 15.00

Bundling of Advent and Christmas leaflets. Please contact Jake in the Parish Office if you can help 


Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection 

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

2019 Future Dates,                    4 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.

2019 Future Dates,                    

4 December.


2019 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30

Tuesday 19 November        

also a Q&A with Russell Clynch about the new seating before the main meeting.


Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997  

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