Future Events

2020

July and August 

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.

Friday pm 3 July to Sunday pm 5 July

Parish Weekend at Othona

 

This event was cancellled because of the uncertainty of the length of time of some coronavirus restrictions.      

 

Update: 4-6 September Visit to Othona  

 

Whether this is going to be possible depends on how lockdown restrictions are lifted and what the world will look like in early September. Cost £110 approx. Bursaries available.

Please let Katharine know if you are interested in coming? rumens@stgileschurch.com 

 Monday 6 - Sunday 19 July Book Fair

 

Please come to buy and/or volunteer (we will need new volunteers to compensate for those who are shielding). Lots of hand sanitiser and face visors provided for volunteers to protect costumers and volunteers.

 

The 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).

 

For more information on our protective measures and to volunteer please contact Jake.admin@stgilescripplegate.com

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]

Saturday 18 July Give and Take Day

 

This event has now been cancelled by the Corporation of London because of the current coronavirus restrictions 

 

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.

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.

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

 

This event has been cancelled for 2020.

 

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

Update: 4-6 September Visit to Othona

Whether this is going to be possible depends on how lockdown restrictions are lifted and what the world will look like in early September. There is a booking for a small group that weekend (East London Late Starters’ Orchestra in City Road) and we would fit in with them. Cost £110 approx. Bursaries available.

Please let Katharine  know if you are interested in coming? rumens@stgileschurch.com

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)

 

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]

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

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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