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@stgilescripplegate.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 ' 

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

29 March - Passion Sunday 

Please watch the church YouTube channel at 10:00 for a live service on

St. Giles' YouTube Channel

the link will only be live from 10.00. 

This will be followed at 10:30 by a virtual coffee morning conducted via Zoom. Those of you with webcams can follow this event by using this   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5762211068" 

link,

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Future Events Calendar

With the current coronavirus emergency, we have removed the services and events from March to June that have been cancelled and will update this and other parts of our website on a week by week basis.See our Home page for weekly updates to our changed activites.    

 

A message from Reverend Katharine Rumens

Dear Friends,
 

As we say to one another, these are strange times and we are having to find a new pattern of living and praying together. The Archbishops have directed that all churches are to be shut for a season. This does not mean that prayer will cease as we develop new ways to pray together. 
 
Please look out for your neighbour. Thank you to those who have volunteered to do shopping and errands for the socially isolated. Let me know if you need help and the churchwardens and I will ask someone to be in touch with you.
 
Finally, we know there is an unprecedented demand on food banks at the moment. We have been asked not to hold a collection outside Waitrose. Instead please put donations of food and toiletries in the box by the checkout or make an online donation to www.hackneyfoodbank.org.uk

 
At this time
With prayers

Katharine

 

Cleaning Angels

Meeting on the first Thursday of the month have been cancelled for the time being.  

 

Installation of new lighting

The new lighting system cannot completed for the time being because of a delay in the delivery of light fittings from Italy and the closure of the church.

 

2020 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30 

Tuesday 15 September

 Monday 23 November

*19.30 in the Rectory 

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997  

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