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.
(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’
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
Join us for the
Parish Eucharist on Sundays at 10.00
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See below for details of Weekday Services
St Giles' Cripplegate Church
London EC2Y 8DA
Registered Charity Number 1138077
10 December Advent 2
8.30am Morning Prayer
10.00am Parish Eucharist and Sunday Club's Nativity Play
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4pm Evening Prayer
8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer
5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer
6.00 - 6.20 Holy Eucharist
Lectio Divina on Zoom at 7.30pm.
Please contact Susan Royce for details firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
2024 Dates for Standing Committee Meetings - held in the Rectory at 6.15pm
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
Parish Office Hours
For the Parish
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-4pm
Phone 07535 442955 or
For the Bookings and Events Co-ordinator, Buildings Supervisor
Phone 07766 202731 or
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‘Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance’ John 10 v 10.
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