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 ' 

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 Musicians,
As St Giles’ opens its doors after lockdown, we are offering the hire of the church this summer for recordings and broadcasts at a minimal cost. We want to help you as you reconnect with your sponsors, supporters and audiences. Our upcoming collaboration with the London Mozart Players will enable them to broadcast on Classic FM’s Facebook page and we would like to give you the opportunity to do something similar.
 
Our new lighting system is almost complete and will transform 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) 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 July and August for just £200 per day (to cover our cleaning and administration costs) for audio and audio/visual recordings where:

  • these 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
  • there will be no audience present 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 anticipate that it may be possible to resume concerts in the Autumn so for the time being are limiting our current offer to July and August. 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

12 July Trinity 5 

Parish Eucharist 10.00 - in church and online

In church there will be orders of service and printed copies of the readings set out safely in the pews. If you would prefer to use an iPad or phone, please download the readings and 

Sunday Booklet 12 July
Sunday booklet 12-7-20 (2).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [52.2 KB]

For those unable to join us in church the YouTube service at 10.00 will continue in July on the 

St. Giles' YouTube Channel

at 10.00 for our Sunday Service if you are unable to join us in church

This will be followed at 11.00 (not 10:30 as previously) by a virtual coffee morning conducted via Zoom. Those of you with webcams can follow this event by using this link Virtual coffee morning

Also possible by telephone: +44 203 481 5240, meeting ID: 860 8348 9889 Password; 628503. 

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

A suggested prayer for those coming to St Giles' for the first time or returning after the lockdown. 

Almighty God, we praise you for the many blessings you have given to those who worship you in this house of prayer: and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you, and, being filled with the Holy Spirit, may become a living temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

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

During lockdown we have continued to pray together in our own homes on the first Thursday of the month. As the church is now open again you are invited to join others in church. Please bring the  prayer sheet (available  on the Service page of the website) with you. If you are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.

 

Cleaning Angels

The monthly sessions on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.00 will resume on 3 September.  

 

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting that was to take place on Sunday 29 April has been postponed to Sunday 13 September.

The 2019 Annual Report is availabe on the  Future Events  page.  

 

2020 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30 

Tuesday 15 September

 Monday 23 November

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997  

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