Future Events



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 to September and October - See details here 

Saturday 19 September - Open House

The church will be open from 11.00-16.00 on Saturday only, as part of the Open House Weekend. All welcome

Sunday 20 September Ordination of our Curate Alex Norris


This event in St Giles has been re-scheduled from July and will take place on Sunday 20 September from 3pm. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions only the clergy, the ordinands and limited numbers of their family and friends will be able to attend. The church will not be open to the public. 

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
Microsoft Word document [1.7 MB]

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.

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 

APCM Results 2020
Annual parish meeting results - 2020.pdf
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Electoral Roll Certificate 2020
Electoral Roll certificate to display in[...]
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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. 


Sunday 4 October Harvest Festival


10.00 Parish Eucharist

There will be a Story Sermon and the children will be in church with us.   

Saturday Mornings in October                            Ecumenical Study Sessions


Due to the continuing Covid 19 social distancing restrictions these sessions cannot take place this year. We hope that we wil be able to meet again for the Lent 2021 sessions. We send greetings to our ecumenical friends at St Joseph's, Wesley's Chapel and Jewin Welsh Chapel and remember them in our prayers. 


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.


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 27 September      Trinity 16

10.00 Parish Eucharist 

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 service Services

Previous Eucharist services are still available on the  St. Giles' YouTube Channel if you are unable to join us in church. Later we hope to live-stream our services. 

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


Weekday Services

08.30 Morning Prayer (Monday to Thursday in the Chancel)


Wednesday 30 September

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


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 

You are invited to join others in church on the first Thirsday of the month. Please bring the monthly prayer sheet with you. If you are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.

Future Dates 1 October, 5 November and 3 December


Cleaning Angels

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

Future Dates 1 October, 5 November and 3 December


2020 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30 

 Monday 23 November


Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997  

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