We are here to love God and to make Christ known in word and deed. We are an inclusive church and welcome all comers.
We now have an Interregnum at St Giles' following the retirement of our Rector Katharine Rumens on 23 May 2021. All enquires please to Jake Kirner the Parish Administrator.
Rev'd Alex Norris
C/O The Parish Office
London EC2Y 8DA
The Parish Administrator
The Parish Office
London EC2Y 8DA
020 7638 1997
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy for the placing of plaques in the church
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.
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.
Revised January 2015
Where to visit us:-
St Giles' Cripplegate Church
London EC2Y 8DA
Registered Charity Number 1138077
Services at St Giles’
Sunday 24 October Last of Trinity
10.00 Parish Eucharist
For Music and Readings
Sunday 31 October The All Souls’ Service at 4pm
If you would like names of the deceased read out during the service please email details to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2 September.
If are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.
Dates for 2021
4 November, 2 December.
The monthly sessions on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.00 including tea and cake.
Dates in 2021
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