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 Easter 

 

The Great Fifty Days of Eastertide form a single festival period in which the tone of joy created at the Easter Vigil is sustained through the following seven weeks, and the Church celebrates the gloriously risen Christ:

 

Triumphant in his glory now,

his sceptre ruleth all,

earth, heaven and hell before him bow,

and at his footstool fall.

                                        Fulbert of Chartres

 

Early Christians gave the name Pentecost to this whole fifty-day span of rejoicing, which Tertullian calls ‘this most joyful period’ (laetissimum spatium). It is sometimes also called ‘Great Sunday’. In those places where the custom of lighting the Easter Candle at the beginning of Easter is followed, the lit Candle stands prominently in church for all the Eastertide services. The Alleluia appears frequently in liturgical speech and song; Morning Prayer begins with the traditional collection of Pauline texts known as the Easter Anthems, and white or gold vestments and decorations emphasize the joy and brightness of the season.

 

On the fortieth day there has from the late fourth century been a particular celebration of Christ’s ascension. He commissions his disciples to continue his work, he promises the gift of the Holy Spirit, and then he is no longer among them in the flesh. The ascension is therefore closely connected with the theme of mission.

 

The arrival of the promised gift of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost completes and crowns the Easter Festival.

 

Text from Common Worship 

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Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA

 

Registered Charity               Number 1138077

Services at St Giles’

Sunday services - we are now back in church. 

Sunday 18 April Easter 3

For Music and Readings 

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Weekday Services

08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday to Thursday in the Chancel)

Wednesdays   

21 April and 5 May              

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 1 April.  Please bring the monthly prayer sheet  here. If you are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.

Dates for 2021 

6 May, 3 June, 1 July, not in August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December. 

 

Cleaning Angels

The monthly sessions on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.30 including tea and cake.

Cleaning Angels is suspended until further notice. 
Dates in 2021  

6 May, 3 June, 1 July, not in August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December. 

 

2021 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30 (all currently on Zoom)

w/b 3-May Supper*
22 June
13-September
15-November

* in the Rectory at 7.30pm

 

APCM Sunday 25th. April 2021

for more information click  here

 

As many of you know, our Rector Katharine Rumens is to retire in May after 20 years at St Giles. Please make a donation to show your appreciation of her ministry here.  Donate

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997

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