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 the Trinity (from Trinity Sunday on the 12 June to the Eve of the Fourth Sunday before Advent, on the 29 October)
For many Christians in the Western Church, Trinity Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is one of the few feasts that are celebrated as a doctrine rather than an event. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’. Matthew 28.19
text from Common Worship
The Christian year includes two central cycles focused on major events in the life of Christ: the Christmas cycle (Advent-Christmas-Epiphany) and Easter cycle (Lent-Easter-Pentecost).
Each of these seasons begins with a time of preparation and anticipation followed by a time of celebration. A season designated as Ordinary Time follows each cycle.
The word "ordinary" here does not mean “routine” or “not special.” Instead, it refers lSundays (such as the Third Sunday after Epiphany). This term comes from the Latin ordinalis, meaning "numbered" or "ordered," and tempus ordinarium, “measured time.”
The first period of Ordinary Time, called the Season after Epiphany, begins on Epiphany Day and ends on the day before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent). The central theme of this season is the calling of disciples and the early ministry of Jesus.
For some congregations, this will mean a focus on evangelism, as found in the Old Testament and Gospel reading for each week. For others, the focus will be preparing to help others grow in their discipleship.The Epistle reading each week emphasizes this.
The second period of Ordinary Time, the Season after Pentecost, follows the Easter cycle. It begins the day after Pentecost and continues to Advent. The purpose of this season is to support new disciples and the whole congregation in living out the gifts and callings discerned during the Easter Season and commissioned on the Day of Pentecost.
Every year, Christians experience the contrast between the central seasons of Christmas and Easter, where we see God in the events around the coming of Christ, and the in-between times, where we see, speak about and join God’s ongoing work in the world.
We thus experience two regular cycles of preparation, celebration and action in ministry each year, with the Ordinary Times as the primary periods of action.
Text by Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications.
Join us for the Parish Eucharist
on Sundays at 10.00
For details of other Sunday and Weekday Services please click here
Where to visit us:-
St Giles' Cripplegate Church
London EC2Y 8DA
Registered Charity Number 1138077
Sunday 26 June Trinity 2
08.30 Morning Prayer
10.00 Parish Eucharist
16.00 Evening Prayer
Monday-Wednesday and Friday
08.30 Morning Prayer
17.30 Evening Prayer
(some midweek services will be held in the Rectory at the East End of the church)
Home Prayer Group - Lectio Divina 19.30 via Zoom. To join contact Susan Royce
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 from 13.00-13.30
* As 2 June is the start of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations for this month Private Prayer will take place on Tuesday 7 June.
You are invited to join others in church on Tuesday 7 June.
If you are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.
Dates in 2022
7 June, 7 July, No session in August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 December.
The monthly sessions are on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.00 including tea and cake from 14.30.
* As 2 June is the start of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations for this month Cleaning Angels will take place on Tuesday 7 June.
Dates in 2022
7 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 18 July,
Tuesday 20 September
Parish Office Opening Hours
The Parish Office is open Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00
Tel: 020 7638 1997