Page updated November 2021
Our aim here is to give an overview for those looking to hire an historic and outstanding accousitc sound quality venue for concerts, recordings, services (including weddings) and other events in the church.
Please find details and images below and contact Jake Kirner for further details including fees: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7638 1997
The main body of the church
Looking east with one step to black and white tiled area.
Click here to see a film of the London Mozart Players concert, spring 2020 with social distancing in place.
Maximum audience of 400 including performers (although measures need be taken to accommodate more than 250)
Enough seating for up to 400 on site. All furniture stackable and movable.
Some hirers may decide it necessary to ensure audience distancing, for example providing 1 metre spacing between social bubbles. This is entirely at the hirer’s discretion but may significantly reduce capacity.
Click here for the church plan, giving layout and size
Click here for a 2D view of the church.
We welcome filming but extra time and detailed information is needed before approval can be given.
See further information including guidelines for filming in St Giles' and the Churchyard..
Contact the administrator Jake Kirner email@example.com Tel. 020 7638 1997
Contact the administrator Jake Kirner firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 020 7638 1997.
Other areas available inside the church
The Tower area on ground level
Who can marry in St Giles'? View document below
For those planning their Wedding at St Giles' view our wedding plan.
There is a long stone ramp beside the North door for wheelchair access from the churchyard into the church.
Access to a disabled toilet is in the vestry area.
Four staging bocks, each 1-foot-high x 4 feet wide x 8 feet long which can be aligned to make a platform for up to 30 people
Two toilets (including a disabled toilet) in the vestry plus free access to the Wood Street Wine Bar’s toilets (30 meters away) on weekday afternoons and evenings (no requirement to buy a drink)
Free parking in the churchyard for up to six cars
Access to the church is via the churchyard so is off-road with no passing traffic
All furniture movable, including the altar, which allows great flexibility for performer and audience position
Concert details included in email bulletins to 3,000 Barbican residents, posters can be displayed on the outside notice board beside the North Door.
Current and any future COVID-19 restrictions
As of November 2021, there are no Covid restrictions affecting the hire of the church but we would be required to operate within the confines of any future legally enforced restrictions. Please refer to the section on capacity above as regards social distancing.
Where to visit us:-
St Giles' Cripplegate Church
London EC2Y 8DA
Registered Charity Number 1138077
Services at St Giles'
Sunday 28 November
10.00 Parish Eucharist
For Music and Readings
There will be no Morning Prayer on weekdays during the Interregnum.
Home Prayer Group - Lectio Divina 19.30 via Zoom. To join contact Suzanne Royce email@example.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 4 November
If are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.
Dates for 2021
The monthly sessions on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.00 including tea and cake.
Dates in 2021
Friday 3 December. Please note change of date and day (for December only) .
2022 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30
Monday 31 January,
Tuesday 29 March,
Monday 25 July,
Tuesday 20 September
2022 Annual Parish Church Meeting
Sunday 8 May at 11.30am after the Parish Eucharist.
Parish Office Opening Hours
Tel: 020 7638 1997