Contact Us

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 Rector
Katharine Rumens

St Giles' Rectory
4 The Postern 

Barbican
London EC2Y 8BJ

020 7588 3013
rumens@stgileschurch.com

 

The Curate 

Alex Norris 

C/O The Parish Office
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA

07786257047

curate@stgileschurch.com

 

The Parish Administrator

Jake Kirner
The Parish Office
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA

020 7638 1997

admin@stgileschurch.com

 

Safeguarding at St Giles' 

To view our Safeguarding policy or to contact a member of our Safeguarding team go to the Safeguarding page on this website. 

Electoral Roll Officer

You can contact our Electoral Roll Officer on Electoral_roll@stgileschurch.com ' 

With the opening of our church, this is a message to invite musicians to hire St Giles’ church for recordings and broadcasts and to help you reconnect with your sponsors, supporters, and audiences  

Dear performers,
To help musicians and other performers stay active and maintain their profile we are offering the hire of the church this September and October for perfomrances and recordings at a cost of just £400 per day. 
 
Our new lighting system is complete and has transformed the church into a perpetual summer; so warm, bright and plentiful are the new lights. A virtual tour of the church (with the old lighting) is available here For further details on our facilities and to enquire about hiring, please contact our Administrator Jake Kirner 
admin@stgilescripplegate.com 020 7638 1997
 
The offer
Hire of St Giles’ Cripplegate during September and October 2020 for just £400 per day for performances and recordings where:

  • the recordings serve no commercial purpose other than to promote your ensemble and raise donations i.e. you will not sell or commercially stream the recordings; and
  • you will enact an appropriate risk assessment in collaboration with St Giles’, including two-meter distancing and hand-sanitiser.

 
We shall thoroughly clean the church prior to and after your recording. We cannot offer audio-visual equipment (you'll have to arrange this) but we hope the offer is attractive nonetheless.

Safe recording of personal emails with St Giles’ Cripplegate

 

As we are no longer able, for data protection reasons, to collect email addresses or use them without your permission, you can record your email address on https://mailchi.mp/a156be5517cc/stgc  if you wish to hear from us or be on our mailing list.

Tracing your Family Tree



Many people are interested in genealogy. Our Parish records are not held in the church but in the London Metropolitan Archives.



Registers are held at the LMA for the years,

Baptisms 1561-1961, Marriages 1561-1987 and Burials 1561-1853 See website www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma for opening times and location.

Full address, London Metropolitan Archives,
40 Northampton Road, (Clerkenwell), London, EC1R 0HB or ask.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk 

Plaque Policy

 

Policy for the placing of plaques in the church

 

  • St Giles’ is a historic Grade 1 listed building
  • The church was bombed during WW2. A few of the memorials survived including those of John Milton, John Speed and former Lord Mayor William Staines
  • The most recent memorial in the church dates from 1907

 

In order to respect the integrity of the mediaeval church, and because so many luminaries have been associated with the parish over the centuries, it is not our policy in general to install individual plaques or memorials.

 

Recent history

 

1. The PCC was approached by the Cromwell Society wanting to put up a plaque commemorating the marriage of Oliver Cromwell and Elizabeth Bourchier in 1624. The PCC supported this application and it received a DAC certificate. The Chancellor did not grant a Faculty; a plaque was not erected.

2. The PCC has had enquiries from interest groups about placing plaques to:

 

Richard Smyth (1590 – 1675) bibliophile and author of “The obituary of Richard Smyth, secondary of the Poultry Compter, London: being a catalogue of all such persons as he knew in their life; extending from A.D. 1627 to A.D.1674” and

 

Mark Catesby (1683-1749) Fellow of the Royal Society author and illustrator of “The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands”.            

 

Neither enquiry gained the support of the PCC.

 

Procedure

  • The PCC considers all enquiries in consultation with the Quinquennial Architect and DAC advisors
  • Donations are regularly made to the fabric and furniture of the church; if such are in memory of a loved one, a small memorial plate can be discreetly sited.

 

Revised January 2015

Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA

 

Registered Charity               Number 1138077

As we are now in a national lockdown and with a NHS emergency in London there will be no services in church for the time being, but we will be broadcasting a service at 10am on Sundays via our YouTube page here  

 

Sunday 17 January Epiphany 2

Details of Music and Readings here

Please click here if you would like to make a donation.

Join the Virtual Coffee morning at 11am   

Click here to join.

Weekday Services

08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday to Thursday in the Chancel)

 

18-25 January - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

Ecumenical Service from Wesley’s Chapel

Click here to join

 

Wednesdays   

27 January 2021                    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 iremains 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 7 January  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 

4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 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.- with the current lockdown 

Cleaning Angels is suspended until further notice. 
Dates in 2021

4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 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 

25 January
16 February – Shrove Tuesday Supper*
23 March
w/b 3-May Supper*
22 June
13-September
15-November

* in the Rectory at 7.30pm

 

APCM Sunday 25th. April 2020 incl. PCC Meeting 

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997

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