Future Events

2020

Future Events Calendar

 

With the current coronavirus emergency, we have removed the items from March to June that have been cancelled and will update this and other parts of our website on a week by week, month by month basis.  

Sunday 26 April - Annual Parochial Church Meeting

 

As St. Giles' Cripplegate church is closed because of the Covid-19 precautions, the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, which was to be held on Sunday 26 April has been postponed until Sunday 13th. September.

The meeting will receive the Annual Reports and Financial Statements for 2019 which can be viewed below. 


By September 2020 it will be very old news so why not read it now? 

If you wish to comment on the reports email secretary@stgileschurch.com. If you have any questions about the Financial Statements email the Treasurer, jabryden@btinternet.com

St Giles' Cripplegate Church Annual Report 2019
Annual_Report_Version_6_Complete_.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.2 MB]

March - June 

All services and events in the church cancelled

New Furniture for St Giles’ Appeal

The time has come for us to provide new furniture for our beautiful church. We have chosen stackable benches 

 

and matching chairs with arms for those who need more support. 

 

A dedication plaque on the bench or chair will record your gift. We do hope that you are able to support this appeal.  Thank you

If you would like to commemorate a significant event or join with us in caring for the church in the heart of the Barbican, please make a donation. £1,000 will provide a bench and £500 a chair. All donations gratefully received.

 

For more information and to download a donation form  

Further information and donation form
St Giles leaflet.docx
Microsoft Word document [1.7 MB]

 Installation of new lighting

 

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

Used UK and Overseas stamps for the RNIB

We have sent nearly 3 kgs of used UK and Overseas stamps to the RNIB. Thank you to all who have given them. While the church is closed  please keep your donations until later.

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.

July

Friday pm 3 July to Sunday pm 5 July

Parish Weekend at Othona

 

This event has been cancellled because of the uncertainty of the length of time of the current coronavirus restrictions.             

Sunday 12 July

 

After the Parish Eucharist and time for coffee we wil have lunch together at 12.30 with Alex our curate at Iskele in Whitecross Street.

 

Cost per head £15 plus drinks.

 

Please let Alex know if you would like to attend so he can book a table for us.  

Saturday 18 July Give and Take Day

 

This is organised by the Corporation of London Recycling Team and is held in the church.

 

You can,  

Drop off items:

Between 10am-12noon

 Pick up items

City residents* 1pm-3pm

Non-City residents 2pm-3pm

*City residents, please bring proof of address.

 

These events are an opportunity for City residents having a clear-out, to make sure unwanted items are reused, recycled or disposed of responsibly whilst also supporting the local community.

For the Give and Take Day you can bring:

  • kitchenware and bric-a-brac
  • soft furnishings like cushions and curtains
  • clothing, shoes and accessories
  • toys and unwanted gifts
  • books, DVDs, CDs and videos
  • kettles and toasters
  • cameras, phones, printers, screens and computer monitors
  • hair dryers, hoovers, radios and CD players

 

The Recycling Team will advise nearer the time if the day will also be a Tech Takeback day as in January this year.

August

Monday 3 – Saturday 8 August Royal School of Organists Summer School

 

This annual event at St Giles’ brings organists and organ students from around the world for an intensive week of study, practice and teaching by leading RCO organists.  

Wednesday 19 to Sunday 30 August 

St Giles’ Book Fair

 

Our next book fair will be in church daily from 11.00-16.00. 

 

Books for sale can be left at the back of the church by the font when the church is open (Monday-Friday 11.00-16.00 and Sunday 10.00-11.30.

September

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 

Food Bank Appeal

 

The  Food Bank Appeal will be outside Waitrose in Cherry Tree Walk

on Saturday from  10.00-12.30 (St Giles') and on Sunday from 13.00-15.00 (Wesley's Chapel). 

 

Please let Christopher know if you would like to help

Sunday 13 September - Annual Parochial Church Meeting (postponed from 29 April)

St Giles' Cripplegate Church Annual Report 2019
Annual_Report_Version_6_Complete_.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.2 MB]

24-29 September – dates for our 2020 diaries

Ecumenical Visit to Oberammergau

 

This has been cancelled for 2020 and is expected to take place in 2022. 

October

Saturday Mornings in October                            Ecumenical Study Sessions

 

The dates for this series are 3, 10, 17 and 24 October and be held at St Joseph’s, St Giles’, Wesley’s Chapel and Jewin Welsh Church. We usually meet at 10.00 for coffee and the study sessions are from 10.30-11.30 – full details later.

November

Sunday 1 November

 

After the Parish Eucharist and time for coffee we wil have lunch together at 12.30 with Alex our curate at Iskele in Whitecross Street.

 

Cost per head £15 plus drinks.

 

Please let Alex know if you would like to attend so he can book a table for us.  

Thursday 19 to Sunday 29 November  

St Giles’ Book Fair

 

Our next book fair wil be in church daily from 11.00-16.00. 

 

Books for sale can be left at the back of the church by the font when the church is open (Monday-Friday 11.00-16.00 and Sunday 10.00-11.30.

December

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December

Christmas Food Bank Appeal

 

The  Food Bank Appeal will be outside Waitrose in Cherry Tree Walk

on Saturday from  10.00-12.30 (St Giles') and on Sunday from 13.00-15.00 (Wesley's Chapel). 

 

Please let Christopher know if you would like to help

Monday 14 December Parish Carol Service

Carols by Candlelight at 18.30

 

A service for those who live and work in the area with readings and favourite carols for the congregation.

 

Singers who can read music are very welcome to join the professional quartet.

 

Please contact Anne Marsden Thomas for details on 07785 533799 or amt@organschool.com

 

Meet your neighbours over mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.

Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA

 

Registered Charity               Number 1138077

 

Sunday 24 May    Easter 7

Please watch the

St. Giles' YouTube Channel

at 10.00 for our Sunday Service. 

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 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!

 

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 activities.

 

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.  

 

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

 

Thursday 4 June 13.00 to 13.30 Private Prayer and Reflection 

Instead of meeting in church we wil continue to pray together from 13.00-13.30 on the first Thursday of the month.  It remains a set time to pray for our community and the wider world, knowing that others are praying with us. Our silent prayers conclude at 13.30 with all saying the Lord's Prayer. See the Services page for our monthly biblical text from the lectionary and suggestions for prayer. 

 

Cleaning Angels

The monthly sessions 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

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997  

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