Sunday 3 March Third Sunday of Lent

Lectionary for Sundays in March 2024. 


3rd March 3rd Sunday of Lent

Exodus 20. 1-17;

1 Corinthians 1. 18-25

St John 2. 13-22


10th March Mothering Sunday

Exodus 2. 1-10;

2 Corinthians 1. 3-7;

St Luke 2. 33-35;


17th March Passion Sunday

Jeremiah 31. 31-34;

Hebrews 5. 5-10;

St John 12. 20-33


24th March Palm Sunday

The Palm Gospel and Procession:

St Mark 11. 1-11 

The (sung) Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St John (19.1-)


31st March Easter Sunday

Acts 10. 34-43;

1 Corinthians 15. 1-11;

St John 20. 1-18;

A Prayer for all the people of the Holy Land


God of mercy and compassion, of grace and reconciliation, pour down your power upon all your children in the Holy Land: Jews, Muslims, Christians, Palestinians, Israelis.

Let hatred be turned into love, fear to trust, despair to hope, oppression to freedom, occupation to liberation, that violent encounters may be replaced with loving embraces, and peace and justice can be experienced by all. Amen


Prayer for Peace in Ukraine 


God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment, and compassion to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen 

Silent Prayer on Thursday 1 February from 1pm-1.30pm


You are invited to join others in church on 1 February for our monthly silent prayer session. You may find this prayer sheet helpful – please bring a copy with you. If you are not able to join us, we hope you will pray with us wherever you are.


Our text for February is, “And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, a glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.”                            John 1v14. 


Let us pray for the church and the world and thank God for his goodness. Heavenly Father we pray for the fellowship of the church that supports and helps us to put our faith into practice.


Strengthen us Lord in your service that we may be an encouragement to others and hold fast to all that is good.


During February we and Christians around the world will start our Lenten journey in faith, penitence and hope of the risen Christ at Easter, remembering all those persecuted for their faith.


We pray for our ecumenical friends at St Joseph’s Church, Wesley’s Chapel and Jewin Welsh Church as we share in love and fellowship our Lenten study of St Julian of Norwich and our pilgrimage to the St Julian shrine.


We pray for peace in the world remembering areas where war and conflict blight the lives of people especially in the Holy Land, Ukraine and Sudan, that the nation’s leaders and international communities and organisations may continue to strive for peace and reconciliation and to rebuild the communities who have suffered loss and destruction of their loved ones, homes and livelihoods.


We pray for the poor, the lonely, the housebound, the homeless, and refugees and for the local authorities and charities who work to help and support them.


Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, and spirit, remembering King Charles, and Catherine the Princess of Wales recovering after surgery, all who live with mental health problems and for those who care for them. Give them courage and comfort in their troubles and bring them the joy of your salvation. We pray for those known to us who need our prayers. 


As we see the days lengthen and the trees, plants and bulbs show signs of Spring in our window boxes, gardens and parks we give thanks and praise for God’s beauty around us. Help us Lord we pray to safeguard your world for future generations by taking action now against climate change and adopting ways of stopping pollution by green and sustainable practices in farming, power supply and governance.


We give thanks for the possible restoration of Devolved Power in Northern Ireland and pray that the Party leaders concerned can come together in peace and harmony to work for the common good of their communities after such a long absence.


Give grace to us, our families, our friends and all our neighbours that we may serve Christ in one another and love as he loves us.


Lord in your mercy hear our prayers. Amen  

We finish by saying the Lord’s Prayer.

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA


Registered Charity               Number 1138077


8.30- 8.50 Morning Prayer

10.00-11.10 Parish Eucharist with Sunday Club

4.00-4.45 Choral Evensong on 1st Sunday of the month.  

4.00-4.45 Little St Luke's Church at St Luke's CofE Primary School on 2nd Sunday of the month 

4.00-4.20 Evening Prayer

on 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays in the month. 



8.00 - 8.20 Holy Eucharist 
8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer   
5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer

8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer 

5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer

6.00 - 6.20 Holy Eucharist

8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer 10.00 - 10.20 Holy Eucharist and coffee 
12.30 - 1.00 Bible Study in the Rectory
5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer
8.30 - 8.50 Morning Prayer
12.30 - 12.55 Holy Communion BCP 1662       
5.30 - 5.50 Evening Prayer



28 February                       

Lectio  Divina on Zoom  at 7.30pm.

Please contact Susan Royce for details


2024 Dates for Silent Prayer from 1-1.30 pm and Cleaning Angels from 1.30-3pm with tea and cake, on first Thursday of the month.

You are invited to join others in church on  the first Thursday of the month.

If you are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are. 

  • 7 March
  • 4 April
  • 2 May,
  • 6 June,
  • 4 July
  • not in August
  • 5 September
  • 3 October
  • 7 November
  •  5 December.

2024 Dates for Standing Committee Meetings - held in the Rectory at 6.15pm

  • 4th March
  • 8th April
  • 3rd June
  • 1st July
  • 16th September
  • 4th November


2024 Dates for PCC Meetings

(please note the themes for each meeting in Dark Blue) held in the church at 7.30pm but in the Rectory when with Supper 


  • 12th May (APCM + PCC)
  • 20th May (Supper) Mission
  • 3rd July 
  • 7th October   Safeguarding

Parish Office Hours

For the Parish Administrator 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-4pm

Phone 07535 442955 or 

For the Bookings and Events Co-ordinator, Buildings Supervisor 

Phone 07766 202731 or 

Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith. We are all made unique and in the image of God.

‘Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance’ John 10 v 10.

St Giles’ works to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Please click the ‘safeguarding' tab on this website for more information.

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