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St Giles' Advent and Christmas leaflet
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Carol and Christmas Services at St Giles’


This year with the current lockdown that is due to end on 2 December and a possible return to previous restrictions on the numbers allowed in church, we are planning the following Christmas services from the beginning of December until Christmas Day. If the services are held in church with limited numbers, they will also be livestreamed so you will still be able to participate in the service. Full details and links to access the services will be shown on  Services page of the website.


It will be necessary to book a free ticketed slot for the following services via Eventbrite. We recommend you book these as soon as possible. Please use the links below to book your ticket for the services you wish to attend. It will not be necessary to book for the 10.00 Parish Eucharist on Christmas Day.  


Candlelit Carols for the Community

Wednesday 2 December at 6:30 p.m. for 1hr


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 A warm welcome to our friends and neighbours to come and listen to carols and readings and capture a sense of the timelessness of Christmas. 



Candlelit Carols for the Community

Wednesday 9 December at 6:30 p.m. for 1hr


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A warm welcome to our friends and neighbours to come and listen to carols and readings and capture a sense of the timelessness of Christmas



Parish Carols by Candlelight

Monday 14 December at 6:30 p.m. for 1hr


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Our annual Parish Carol service. A traditional service for our friends and neighbours with readings and favourite carols by the choir with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies served afterwards.




Blue Christmas

Monday 21 December 2020 at 6:30 p.m. for 1hr


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We are holding a Blue Christmas service for those who are not looking forward to Christmas this year. It is a reflective service with music and readings and prayers for those experiencing grief and loss: the death of loved ones, the loss of relationships, the loss of jobs or the loss of health.


Christmas Eve

Thursday 24 December 2020 Christingle and Crib Service at 4 p.m. for 1hr  


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An informal service – storytelling and Christmas music especially for families with young children.




Thursday 24 December at 9pm Sung Eucharist


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Friday 25 December Christmas Day at 10am Parish Eucharist 


It wil not necessary to book for this service.


Our earlier offer inviting musicians to hire St Giles’ church for recordings and broadcasts and to help reconnect with sponsors, supporters, and audiences has been extended until further notice  - See details here 

St Giles’ Book Fair from Wednesay 4 to Sunday 29 November (closed Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November)


Please note that with the new lockdown rules introduced on 5 November the start of the Book Fair has been postponed until after 2 December 2020. 


Our Book Fair will be open daily from 11.00 - 16.00


These Covid 19 rules will be in place. 

  1. Everyone must sanitise their hands upon entry (as well as any gloves being worn)
  2. Must wear a mask
  3. Keep two meters distance at all times
  4. Card payment or exact cash only as no change can be given 
  5. There wil be no access to the church toilets
  6. Please stay away if you have a cough or other COVID symptoms
  7. You can donate books by leaving them in the blue crates on the right as you enter the church
  8. Also comply with any other relevant Tier Two restrictions (ie not attending with people outside your household or ‘support bubble’)

Thank you for respecting these rules and protecting our volunteers, and a special thank you to those who donate books.

Introduction, Petition and Letter: Church in solidarity against racism


Susie Bagnall spoke of this petition in church.  

Naif is a member of her parents’ church and more information is available Here

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. 


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  

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

Further information and donation form
St Giles leaflet.docx
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Strategic Plan update

New floor and new benches and chairs

The second-hand floorboards repurposed for St Giles’ in the post-war refurbishment are to be replaced by white oak boards.


The DAC visiting party have agreed to the disposing of all the pews (except the two ornate ones at the front), the ‘big green table’, the pulpit and the double-sided lectern.


With his timetable which, we trust, we will have the new furniture for Easter.


Faculty for Nave Floor                                                  04/11/2020

Faculty for Furniture                                                     10/11/2020

Confirm Furniture Order                                               11/11/2020

Delivery of Howe Chairs                                               07/01/2021

Delivery of Treske St. Mary Benches and Armchairs   02/04/2021

Delivery of Treske Chancel Furniture                           02/04/2021

Specification of oak floor including sample to be approved

by John Marshall asap

Install new floor                                                             14/01/2021

Remove pulpit, table, pews and other items                 25/11/2020

Used UK and Overseas stamps for the RNIB


We have put the box back in church for you to leave your used stamps for the RNIB. You will find it on top of the cup-board at the back of the pews. 


It would help if you trim the envelopes to you leave approx.1cm  around each stamp. 


The RNIB is the leading sight loss charity offering information, support to anyone with a sight problem. They also campaign to elimate avoidable sight loss and eye health issues. 


They raise money from British and foreign stamps and also colect first day covers, presentaion packs and albums. RNIB is a registered charity no 226227 (England and Wales)


Thank you 

St Giles' Food Bank Appeals


Our Food Bank collections have been suspended until further notice because of coronavirus restictions. During this time the Hackney Food Bank has seen a huge increase in requests for help and you can still donate items at Waitrose, Cherry Tree Walk or make a donaton on line at Hackney Food Bank 

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.

Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA


Registered Charity               Number 1138077

From 3 December with the lifting of the lockdown restrictions public worship in churches will again be permitted.  


Sunday 6 December  Advent 2  

10.00 Parish Eucharist 

The church service this Sunday will be broadcast via our YouTube link


Download Music and Readings and Service booklet here


Please click here if you would like to make a donation.


11.00 Virtual Coffee Morning via Zoom 

Join the Coffee Morning here

Weekday Services

08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday to Thursday in the Chancel)



9 and 23 December

Home Prayer Group - Lectio Divina 19.30 via Zoom. To join contact Suzanne Royce   susanjroyce@gmail.com


The church is open for private prayer

The church iremains 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 5 November  Please bring the monthly prayer sheet  here. If you are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.

Future Dates 3 December


Cleaning Angels

The monthly sessions on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.00. 

Future Dates  3 December


2020 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30 


Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997  

Watch the Ordination of our Curate Alex Norris and other Ordinands in the Diocese of London at St Giles’ by  +Joanne, Bishop of Stepney


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