St. Giles’ – Strategic Plan

For many years the PCC has discussed possible improvements to the church building and furnishings. In August 2018 we published a Feasibility Study for some of the ideas we had discussed.

Strategic Plan - Feasibility Study
St Giles Feasibility Study - September 2[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [33.4 MB]

In 2019 the City Churches Grants Committee awarded us a grant for 50% of the estimated costs for Phase1 which included –

  • Installation of a new lighting system
  • Replacement of the existing dilapidated pews with new furniture
  • Repairs to the Nave Floor
  • Cleaning the walls and repairing damage from water ingress

Despite covid-19 the new lighting system was installed in 2020 and completed, with two extra chancel spotlights and improvements to the Grand Organ console lighting, in March 2021.

   New Furniture for                             St Giles' Appeal        

 

Our pews came from St Luke’s Old Street and over the years they had become increasingly rickety. In December 2020 they were removed and replaced for Christmas by Howe 40/4 stacking chairs.

In February 2021 we took delivery of the new furniture. We had chosen St. Mary benches and armchairs from Treske Furniture.

Thank-you to all who have helped pay for the new furniture with donations to our Furniture Appeal. The Appeal has not yet closed so follow the instructions below if you would like to contribute.

 

 

A dedication plaque on the bench or chair will record your gift. 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to commemorate a significant event, a birth, a marriage, the death of a loved one or to 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.

 

To donate by credit/debit card click Donate

 

For more information download the following document. It should accompany donations by bank transfer or cheque and includes the text for a dedication plaque.

St Giles furniture.docx
Microsoft Word document [1.7 MB]

Nave Floor

When the church was restored after WW2 the nave floor was laid using pre-used pine floorboards. Over the passage of sixty years the supporting timbers deteriorated, and the floorboards were a little lower than the surrounding Purbeck marble aisles. Some of the boards moved when we stood or knelt on them and they creaked disturbingly.

 

In January 2021 the old pine floorboards were removed. The supporting timbers were repaired, packers were fitted to lift the finished floor flush with the aisles and additional timbers fitted to provide proper support. The new floor is made from oak to match the new furniture.

Photo taken with the finished floor and the  new lighting for the Sunday Eucharist broadcast service on 31 January 2021.

  Walls

When scaffolding towers were erected to fit new lights the opportunity was taken to clean the walls. In March 2021 the damage to the south wall and the north-west corner from water ingress was repaired. Phase 1 of the Strategic Plan was complete.

Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
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 

 Click here

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 admin@stgileschurch.com

Weekday Services

There will be no Morning Prayer on weekdays during the Interregnum.

 

Wednesdays    

3 November  

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 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. 

 

Cleaning Angels

The monthly sessions on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.00 including tea and cake.

Cleaning Angels  
Dates in 2021   

4 November,

2 December. 

 

2022 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30

Monday 31 January, 

Tuesday 29 March,

Monday 25 July,

Tuesday 20 September

Monday 21 November. 

2022 Annual Parish Church Meeting

Sunday 8 May at 11.30am after the Parish Eucharist.

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997

admin@stgileschurch.com

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