|St Giles for you
We are here to love God and to make Christ known in word and deed.
We are an inclusive church and welcome all comers
We are the Church in the Barbican and we invite everyone to come and see for themselves; whether that is to a Sunday service, a wedding, a memorial service, a concert, a book fair, or simply to light a candle and sit quietly in the course of a working day. The church is open on Sundays for services and Mondays - Fridays 11am - 4pm.
If your marriage is going bad, your kids on dope, your work unsatisfactory, you're really unhappy, maybe the place not to go to is the pub, maybe the place to go to - even if you've lost all faith in the divine - is into the church, a safe spiritual space of no judgement. Just go in, and let some of that into you.
John O'Donohue, Poet, priest and religious writer
"St Giles' is one of only a few places in this country which can boast two complete and well-equipped organs in the same building - unlike some Continental countries, especially France, where it's much more common." Radio Times Jan 2010.
The novelist A.N. Wilson writes: "The Barbican is now an immense plate-glass fantasy, enormous gleaming towers soaring upward to the sky. But, doggedly, in the middle of it all, St Giles Cripplegate, bombed and repaired, stands as the last imaginable little memorial of that vanished city that Shakespeare knew."
Historic associations. Frank Major conducts informal tours of the Church, usually on Tuesday afternoons between 2 and 5 p.m.
The bells are rung by the Ancient Society of College Youths.
St. Giles Church is available for hire. Please contact the Parish Administrator
We now have a small archive of pictures, including two paintings, under records and memories
Contact Diane Corbin, Parish Administrator