Welcome to St Giles' Church 


We are here to love God and to make Christ known in word and deed. 

We are an inclusive church,

you are welcome here.

Advent 2023

(from Advent Sunday -

Christmas Eve on 24 December)  


Advent is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming (adventus) of Christ in his incarnation, and also looks ahead to his final advent as judge at the end of time. The readings and liturgies not only direct us towards Christ’s birth, they also challenge the modern reluctance to confront the theme of divine judgement;


‘Every eye shall now behold him, robed in dreadful majesty’

                                                                     Charles Wesley


The Four Last Things – Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell – have been traditional themes for Advent meditation. The characteristic note of Advent is therefore expectation, rather than penitence, although the character of the season is easily coloured by an analogy with Lent. The anticipation of Christmas under commercial pressure has also made it harder to sustain the appropriate sense of alert watchfulness, but the fundamental Advent prayer remains ‘Maranatha’ – ‘Our Lord, come’ (1 Corinthians 16.22). Church decorations are simple and spare, and purple is the traditional liturgical colour. In the northern hemisphere, the Advent season falls at the darkest time of the year, and the natural symbols of darkness and light are powerfully at work throughout Advent and Christmas…. The Moravian custom of the Christingle has enjoyed great success in Britain since the latter part of the twentieth century, with the encouragement of the Children’s Society; Christingle services may take place before or after Christmas.


From Common Worship




Click below to see our Advent and Christmas leaflet with details of services and other events during this period.. 


Copies of the leaflet are also availble in church. 

St Giles' Advent and Christmas Leaflet
StGilesAdvent_23_PROOF_11_FINAL (1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.3 MB]

Join us for the

Parish Eucharist on Sundays at 10.00

For other Sunday services please Click here   

All Welcome


          See below for details of Weekday Services 

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA


Registered Charity               Number 1138077

Sunday Services

10 December  Advent 2

8.30am Morning Prayer 

10.00am Parish Eucharist and Sunday Club's  Nativity Play 

Click  here  for details

4pm Evening Prayer

Weekday Services


8.00 - 8.20 Holy Eucharist 
8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer   
5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer

8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer 

5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer

6.00 - 6.20 Holy Eucharist

8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer 10.00 - 10.20 Holy Eucharist and coffee 
12.30 - 1.00 Bible Study in the Rectory
5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer
8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer
12.30 - 12.55 Holy Communion BCP 1662       
5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer



6 December                       

Lectio  Divina on Zoom  at 7.30pm.

Please contact Susan Royce for details   susanjroyce@gmail.com


Silent Prayer on first Thursday of the month from 1.00pm -1.30pm 

You are invited to join others in church on  the first Thursday of the month.

If you are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.

Dates in 2023                          7 December.


Cleaning Angels

The monthly sessions are on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.00 including tea and cake from 14.30. 

Dates in 2023                            
7 December


2024 Dates for Silent Prayer and Cleaning Angels on the first Thursday of the month

1-1.30pm Silent Prayer and Cleaning Angels 1.30-3pm with tea and cake at 2.30pm

  • 4 January,
  • 1 February,
  • 7 March ,
  • 4 April,
  • 2 May,
  • 6 June,
  • 4 July,
  • not in August,
  • 5 September,
  • 3 October,
  • 7 November
  •  5 December.

2024 Dates for Standing Committee Meetings - held in the Rectory at 6.15pm

  • 29th January
  • 4th March
  • 8th April
  • 6th May
  • 3rd June
  • 1st July
  • 16th September
  • 4th November


2024 Dates for PCC Meetings

(please note the themes for each meeting in Dark Blue) held in the church at 7.30pm but in the Rectory when with Supper 

  • 3rd January (Supper) Welcome' & 'Charity’
  • 5th February Building
  • 5th May (APCM + PCC)
  • 13th May (Supper) Mission
  • 3rd July Safeguarding
  • 7th October


Parish Office Hours

For the Parish Administrator 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-4pm

Phone 07535 442955 or 


For the Bookings and Events Co-ordinator, Buildings Supervisor 

Phone 07766 202731 or 


Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith. We are all made unique and in the image of God.

‘Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance’ John 10 v 10.

St Giles’ works to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Please click the ‘safeguarding' tab on this website for more information.

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