Future Events



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.

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. 


Contact Doris Barrera, our Ministerial Experience Volunteer who is coordinator for this initiative for more information at doris.barrera@ymail.com


All Welcome

Saturday 9 March to Saturday 6 April                         


Ecumenical Lent  2019 Study Group 

We meet at 10.00 for coffee or tea. The study session is from 10.30 to 11.30


Dates and Venues

  9 March  St Giles’ Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA

16 March Jewin Welsh Church, 70 Fann St, London, EC1Y 0SA              

30 March St Giles’ Cripplegate - Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA

  6 April   St Joseph’s Parish Hall, 15 Lamb’s Passage, London EC1Y 8LE


Our study book for the series will be ‘The Sacred Art of Joking’ by James Carey




Copies of the book are available for £6, reduced from £9

Please contact Martin Pendergast at martinpendergast.com                            or 020 8986 0807

or pre-order from Katharine by signing the list at the back of the church


Lent is not just for giving up things! Come and meet your neighbours

Sunday 10 March – Adult Confirmation Classes start 


If you wish to be confirmed or need additional information, please contact Katharine or Doris. Confirmation will be at St Paul's Cathedral on Saturday 20 April. 

Saturday 23 March Food Bank Appeal                    


10.30 – 12.30 Outside Waitrose, Cherry Tree Walk   Please contact Christopher if you would like to help

Wednesday 28 March St Paul’s Cathedral


Jesus Christ: The Unanswered Questions with Rowan Williams

Who do you say I am? Jesus asked his disciples this question and for 2,000 years Christians have wrestled with this, the defining question of our faith. Jesus led a completely familiar and recognisable life, but also one that was utterly radical and unrecognisable: a unique divine moment in the history of our world. How on earth can we speak about this, the great mystery at the heart of Christianity?


Rowan Williams says that how we understand Jesus Christ is central to how we understand everything: creation, our faith, our world and ourselves. He says that if we grasp the mysterious reality that Christ is the heart of creation itself, not just an extraordinary human life, it will open a deeply affirmative approach to creation, and offer radical, transformative insights into ethics and politics. He says it will do nothing less than make a new place for us to live - in hope, imagination and action.


Dr Rowan Williams is the Master of Magdalene College Cambridge and was formerly Archbishop of Canterbury. A poet, theologian and author, his numerous academic and popular books include Christ: The Heart of Creation (Bloomsbury 2018) and God With Us: The Meaning Of The Cross And Resurrection - Then And Now (SPCK 2017).


The evening will be chaired by Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, and include plenty of time for questions and answers.


To book free tickets go to



Sunday 31 March Annual Parish Church Meeting 


11.30 In church 

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 20 April – Confirmation at St Paul’s Cathedral


If you wish to be confirmed or need additional information, please contact Katharine or Doris.


Sunday 12 May ‘Welcome back Sunday’


10.00 Parish Eucharist and the opportunity to welcome those who have been married in or have a previous connection with the church to join us on this special occasion.   



Week from 12-18 May



Sunday 19 May from 13.00 – 17.30


Join this fantastic sponsored walk in the heart of the City of London.


Circle the City is a family-friendly fundraising event held at various locations across the UK. 


Join in this exciting opportunity to explore the City of London’s historical locations and hidden places of worship incuding St Giles’ Cripplegate.

You can also get involved in a variety of activities along the way – from challenges to pop-up exhibitions, musical performances to guided tours.


The walk starts and finishes at St Mary-Le-Bow Church, Cheapside, EC2V 6AU


Registration begins at 12.00 and there are two distance options – 3 miles and 6 miles both starting and finishing at St Mary-le-Bow. There will be a pre-walk service in the church at 13.00.   


The money you raise through Circle the City sponsorship will help our sisters and brothers around the world step up the fight to end poverty. 

 May Visit to Regent’s Park Mosque


Date to be confirmed.

Wednesday 29 May to Friday 7 June Book Fair 


St Giles’ Book Fair,  Daily 11.00-16.00  


Saturday 15 June Food Bank Appeal


10.30 – 12.30 Outside Waitrose, Cherry Tree Walk

Please contact Christopher if you would like to help

Friday pm 21 to Sunday pm 23 June                    Parish Othona Weekend


Our Annual Parish weekend will be from Friday pm 21 to Sunday pm 23 June


Full details of costs and travel arrangements will be available later. Bursaries will be available for this event.

Saturday 29 Ordination in St Paul’s Cathedral of Alex Norris, our new SSM Curate


Full details will be available nearer the time.

Sunday 30 June Progressive Lunch  


Our Progressive lunch after the Eucharist Service at 10.00 will be an opportunity to welcome Alex Norris our new curate to the parish and to eat together.with him and his wife. 


Full details later


July Parish outing to see ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at the Barbican Centre


Date to be confirmed.


Monday 19 to Friday 30 August Book Fair


St Giles’ Book Fair,  Daily 11.00-16.00  


Saturday 14 September Food Bank Appeal


10.30 – 12.30 Outside Waitrose, Cherry Tree Walk

Please contact Christopher if you would like to help


Saturday 5 October to Saturday 26 October

Saturday Morning Ecumenical Study Groups


Saturday Morning Ecumenical October study groups meet each week at one of the following churches, St Joseph’s, Bunhill Row; Wesley’s Chapel, City Road, Jewin Welsh Chapel, Fann Street and St Giles’ Cripplegate, Fore Street.


We meet at 10.00 for coffee or tea. The study group is from 10.30 to 11.30

Full details later including the title of a book that will used for the series.


Wednesday 20 November to Sunday 1 December Book Fair


 St Giles’ Book Fair, Daily 11.00-16.00  


Saturday 7 December Food Bank Appeal


10.30 – 12.30 Outside Waitrose, Cherry Tree Walk

Please contact Christopher if you would like to help

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.

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.


Sunday 31 March 2019 Annual Parish Meeting in church at 11.30



08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday-Thursday)


Saturday 23 March,  Ecumenical Study Group at Wesley's Chapel. Meet at 10.00 for coffee or tea, 10-30-11.30 study period.    


Monthly Private Prayer and Reflection 

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

Future Dates,                              

2019 4 April, 2 May, 6 June and 4 July  

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,                               

2019 4 April, 2 May, 6 June and 4 July  


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


2019 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30

Tuesday 19 March             Tuesday 30 April* (Supper)

*in the Rectory at 19.30  


Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997

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