Future Events

2020

 

January 

January – March 2020 Installation of new lighting

 

Monday – Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm

 

Limited access only during the week

 

An area of the church will be available for private prayer

Saturday 18 January to Saturday 25 January – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

 

Thursday 23 January, Wesley’s Chapel, City Road, London EC1Y 1AU at 12.45-13.15

 

Preacher: Dr Ruth Gee, Methodist National Ecumenical Officer

 

During the service an Ecumenical Partnership Agreement will be signed by Jewin Welsh Church, St Giles’ Cripplegate, St Joseph’s Church and Wesley’s Chapel.

 

The service will be followed by a sandwich lunch

 

All Welcome

Sunday 26 January

 

After the Parish Eucharist and time for coffee we wil have lunch together at 12.30 with Alex our curate at Iskele in Whitecross Street.

 

Cost per head £15 plus drinks.

 

Please let Alex know if you would like to attend so he can book a table for us.  

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

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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.

February

Sunday 23 February

 

During the Parish Eucharist the choir will sing the premiere of a new anthem specially written for St Giles’ by Frederick Stocken, British composer, organist and musicologist.

 

As a composer, Frederick benefited from the guidance of both Howard Ferguson and Malcolm Williamson in the early years of his career, and he has received a wide variety of commissions.

 

Frederick teaches organ at Junior Academy and for the Royal College of Organists. He teaches supporting studies to organ students at the Royal Academy of Music and examines for the Royal College of Organists

26 February Ash Wednesday

 

St Giles’ Cripplegate

08.30 Holy Communion and Ashing

Wesley’s Chapel

12.45 Holy Communion and Ashing

Lent Ecumenical Study Sessions

Saturday mornings from 29 February to 28 March  

Our book this time wil be ‘The Psalms – prayers for today’s church’  - York Course by Stephen Cotterell (the next Archbishop of York)

 

We normally meet at 10.00 for coffee and the study session is from 10.30-11.30 (except session on 29 February)

29 February

Wesley’s Chapel, City Road 10.00am

We are invited to join the first session (and subsequent ones if we wish) of an all-day workshop on the psalms, ‘Songs for Sighing’                                

 

 7 March St Joseph’s. Bunhill Row

14 March Jewin Welsh Church, Fann Street                                                21 March St Giles’ Cripplegate

28 March Wesley’s Chapel, City Road

 

Copies of the booklet are available from Katharine price £2.50

March

Wednesday 11 to Sunday 22 March

St Giles’ Book Fair

 

Our next book fair wil be in church from 11.00-16.00 daily.

 

Books for sale can be left at the back of the church by the font when the church is open (Monday-Friday 11.00-16.00 and Sunday 10.00-11.30.

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December

Food Bank Appeal

 

The  Food Bank Appeal will be outside Waitrose in Cherry Tree Walk

 

on Saturday from           and on Sunday from            .(times TBC)

 

Please let Christopher know if you would like to help

Sunday 22 March Mothering Sunday and Lunch at Iskele

 

10.00 Family Eucharist with flowers for everyone

 

After the Parish Eucharist and time for coffee we wil have lunch together at 12.30 with Alex our curate at Iskele in Whitecross Street.

Cost per head £15 plus drinks. Please let Alex know if you would like to attend so he can book a table for us.  

 

16.00 Evening Prayer

April

Sunday 5 April Palm Sunday  

 

10.00 Family Sung Eucharist

 

Palm Sunday is the start of Holy Week when we commemorate Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem on a donkey.

The service starts outside (inside if wet) St Giles’ with trumpets, drums and donkeys. We process into church carrying palm branches for the Litany of Palms. Having sung the great Palm Sunday hymn, some members of the congregation walk with the donkeys to St Paul’s Cathedral where they are greeted by the clergy and congregation in Paternoster Square. Others stay at St Giles’ for the Family Sung Eucharist.  

9 April Maundy Thursday

 

08.30 Morning Prayer

19.00-21.00 Supper in the nave, concluding with an informal celebration of the Eucharist

After the Eucharist the mood dramatically alters. The lights are turned down, a psalm is read and people light candles which they put on the altar

21.00-00.00 The church is open for reflection and private prayer.

10 April Good Friday

 

The Day of the Crucifixion

11.30-1200 church open for private prayer

 

Service of Three Hours

12.00-13.00 The First Hour

a service of music, hymns, and reading of the Passion Narrative

 

13.00-15.00 The Second and Third Hours

periods of extended silence with organ music at

13.00 and 14.00 and short meditations at 13.30 and 14.30

The time together concludes with a hymn and prayers at 15.00 followed by hot cross buns

 

You are welcome to come and go throughout the three hours, and spend as short or long time as you wish in church.

Saturday 11 April at 17.00 – Adult Baptism and Confirmation in St Paul’s Cathedral

 

Please let Alex know if you are interested in preparation classes

Sunday 12 April Easter Day

08.00 Holy Communion

10.00 Family Sung Eucharist  

A joyful service with uplifting music to celebrate the risen Christ followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children enjoy a glass of wine or fruit juice.  

Sunday 26 April - Annual Parish Church Meeting 11.30 (incl. PCC Meeting)

After the Annual Parish Church Meeting we wil have lunch together at with Alex our curate at Iskele in Whitecross Street.

 

Cost per head £15 plus drinks.

 

Please let Alex know if you would like to attend so he can book a table for us.  

May

3 May Welcome Back Sunday

 

10.00 Parish Sung Eucharist

Each year we hold a "Welcome Back Service" on a Sunday in May as part of the 10.00 Parish Eucharist, when we invite those who have been married or have worshipped here and moved away. We give thanks for faithful relationships and marriage, we sing many of the hymns chosen for weddings and the organ music at the end is one of the famous recessional pieces. This is a popular service, and all are welcome. There is also an opportunity after the service to show your photos and  enjoy a glass of wine or fruit juice.

Sunday 10 May – Saturday 16 May Christian Aid Week

 

Donations to Christian Aid are helping communities in Kenya adapt to climate change.  Throughout 2020 Christian Aid is asking for prayer for climate justice.

Sunday 17 May Christian Aid – Circle the City

 

A great day out…

 

Join Christian Aid for this fantastic sponsored walk in the heart of the City of London. This family-friendly fundraising event is an opportunity to visit the 15 of the City of London’s hidden historic sites. There will be activities, challenges, treasure hunts, musical performances, guided tours and more adventures along the way!

 

St Giles’ is one of the churches visited.  

Wednesday 20 to Sunday 31 May 

St Giles’ Book Fair

 

Our next book fair wil be in church daily from 11.00-16.00. 

 

Books for sale can be left at the back of the church by the font when the church is open (Monday-Friday 11.00-16.00 and Sunday 10.00-11.30.

Thursday 21 May Ascension Day

08.30 Holy Communion 

June

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September

Food Bank Appeal

 

The  Food Bank Appeal will be outside Waitrose in Cherry Tree Walk

 

on Saturday from           and on Sunday from            .(times TBC)

 

Please let Christopher know if you would like to help

Wednesday 17- Friday 26 June                              Summer Music in the City

 

Some concerts will be held in St Giles' - full details later  

Saturday 20 June Ordinations in St Giles’

 

Alex our curate wil be ordained priest along with other Ordinands from the Diocese of London in St Giles’. The service will be presided over by the Bishop of Stepney + Bishop Joanne Grenfell. Full details later.

Sunday 21 June Alex’s first Eucharist followed by a Celebratory Progressive Lunch

 

10.00 Parish Eucharist when Alex will celebrate his first Eucharist.

12.00 Celebratory Progressive Lunch – full details later

July

Friday pm 3 July to Sunday pm 5 July

Parish Weekend at Othona

 

Full details later              

Sunday 12 July

 

After the Parish Eucharist and time for coffee we wil have lunch together at 12.30 with Alex our curate at Iskele in Whitecross Street.

 

Cost per head £15 plus drinks.

 

Please let Alex know if you would like to attend so he can book a table for us.  

Saturday 18 July Give and Take Day

 

This is organised by the Corporation of London Recycling Team and is held in the church.

 

You can,  

Drop off items:

Between 10am-12noon

 Pick up items

City residents* 1pm-3pm

Non-City residents 2pm-3pm

*City residents, please bring proof of address.

 

These events are an opportunity for City residents having a clear-out, to make sure unwanted items are reused, recycled or disposed of responsibly whilst also supporting the local community.

For the Give and Take Day you can bring:

  • kitchenware and bric-a-brac
  • soft furnishings like cushions and curtains
  • clothing, shoes and accessories
  • toys and unwanted gifts
  • books, DVDs, CDs and videos
  • kettles and toasters
  • cameras, phones, printers, screens and computer monitors
  • hair dryers, hoovers, radios and CD players

 

The Recycling Team will advise nearer the time if the day will also be a Tech Takeback day as in January this year.

August

Monday 3 – Saturday 8 August Royal School of Organists Summer School

 

This annual event at St Giles’ brings organists and organ students from around the world for an intensive week of study, practice and teaching by leading RCO organists.  

Wednesday 19 to Sunday 30 August 

St Giles’ Book Fair

 

Our next book fair will be in church daily from 11.00-16.00. 

 

Books for sale can be left at the back of the church by the font when the church is open (Monday-Friday 11.00-16.00 and Sunday 10.00-11.30.

September

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December

Food Bank Appeal

 

The  Food Bank Appeal will be outside Waitrose in Cherry Tree Walk

 

on Saturday from           and on Sunday from            .(times TBC)

 

Please let Christopher know if you would like to help

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. 

October

Saturday Mornings in October                            Ecumenical Study Sessions

 

The dates for this series are 3, 10, 17 and 24 October and be held at St Joseph’s, St Giles’, Wesley’s Chapel and Jewin Welsh Church. We usually meet at 10.00 for coffee and the study sessions are from 10.30-11.30 – full details later.

November

Sunday 1 November

 

After the Parish Eucharist and time for coffee we wil have lunch together at 12.30 with Alex our curate at Iskele in Whitecross Street.

 

Cost per head £15 plus drinks.

 

Please let Alex know if you would like to attend so he can book a table for us.  

Thursday 19 to Sunday 29 November  

St Giles’ Book Fair

 

Our next book fair wil be in church daily from 11.00-16.00. 

 

Books for sale can be left at the back of the church by the font when the church is open (Monday-Friday 11.00-16.00 and Sunday 10.00-11.30.

December

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December

Christmas Food Bank Appeal

 

The Christmas Food Bank Appeal will be outside Waitrose in Cherry Tree Walk

 

on Saturday from           and on Sunday from        (times TBC)

 

Please let Christopher know if you would like to help

Monday 14 December Parish Carol Service

Carols by Candlelight at 18.30

 

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

 

Singers who can read music are very welcome to join the professional quartet.

 

Please contact Anne Marsden Thomas for details on 07785 533799 or amt@organschool.com

 

Meet your neighbours over mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.

Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA

 

Registered Charity               Number 1138077

January – March 2020 Installation of new lighting

Monday – Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm

Limited access only during the week

An area of the church will be available for private prayer

Sunday services will be as usual. 

 

Sundays

10.00 Family Eucharist  

08.00   Holy Communion (First Sunday in the month)

10.00   Parish Eucharist
16.00   Evening Prayer30 

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.

 

Weekdays

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.

2020 Dates.

6 February, 5 March,

2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July,

No session in August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 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.

2020 Dates.

6 February, 5 March,

2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July,

No session in August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December

 

2020 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30 

Monday 27 January

Tuesday 24-March

Tuesday 5-May (*Supper)

 Monday 29 June

 Tuesday 15 September

 Monday 23 November

*19.30 in the Rectory 

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997  

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