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 and welcome all comers

The Season of Epiphany

 

Epiphany

In the Western churches, the Epiphany (‘manifestation’) became an occasion to celebrate one element in the story of Christ’s birth, the visit of the far-travelled magi, understood as the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.

Matthew’s account speaks simply of ‘wise men from the east’; later tradition fixed their number at three, made them kings and recalled their resonant names – Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. In this perspective,

Epiphanytide is an apt season to pray for the worldwide mission of the Church. The feast of the Conversion of St Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, appropriately falls in the Epiphany season, as does the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

The season of joyful celebration that begins at Christmas now continues through the successive Sundays of Epiphany, and the festal cycle ends only with the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas). The child who has been manifested to the magi at his birth is now recognized by Simeon and Anna, when he comes to be presented in the Temple according to the Law of Israel. He is both ‘a light to lighten the Gentiles’ and ‘the glory of God’s people Israel’.

 

Text from Common Worship

Ordinary Time between Candlemas and Ash Wednesday

 

The Church Calendar includes two periods of Ordinary Time: the short time between Candlemas and Ash Wednesday and an extended period after Pentecost.Ordinary time allows for more uninterrupted reading of scripture in sequence, for the exploration of other themes such as creation and the environment, and for creative responses to the Saints' Days that occur at this time.

 

Text from Common Worship

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on Sundays at 10.00 

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Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA

 

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Services at St Giles'

Sunday 30 January 2022 Epiphany 4 Presentation in the Temple - Candlemas 

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Weekday Services

There will be no Morning Prayer on weekdays during the Interregnum.

 

Wednesdays    

26 January 2022

Home Prayer Group - Lectio Divina 19.30 via Zoom. To join contact Suzanne Royce   susanjroyce@gmail.com

 

The church is open for private prayer

The church is open from 11.00-16.00 Monday-Friday for private prayer. Please observe social distancing and any other instructions required when visiting the church.

 

Private Prayer and Reflection on first Thursday of the month 

You are invited to join others in church on Thursday 6 January

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

 

Dates in 2022

3 February, 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June, 7 July, No session in August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 December.

 

Cleaning Angels

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

Cleaning Angels  

Dates in 2022

3 February, 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June, 7 July, No session in August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 December.

 

2022 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30

Monday 31 January, 

Tuesday 29 March,

Monday 25 July,

Tuesday 20 September

Monday 21 November. 

 

2022 Annual Parish Church Meeting

The date for the APCM has been changed from Sunday 8 May to Sunday 24 April at 11.30am after the Parish Eucharist.

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997

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