Christmas at St Giles

Services for Advent and Christmas

Worship at St Giles follows its usual pattern in the lead up to Christmas with regular services on Sundays at 11am and 6.30pm and Holy Communion at 1pm on Wednesday.  In addition, we invite you to join us for special services of carols and festive music.  Here are the highlights:

16 December        7pm        A Candlelit Carol Concert

St Giles Choir and the London Arte Chamber Orchestra will perform a selection of works by Bach and Handel in aid of our Advent charity, The Connection at St Martins-in-the-Fields

17 December        3-5pm        The little big Christmas tea party

A fun and informal party for under 5s, including a screening of The Snowman

18 December       6.30pm        St Giles Festival Service of Lessons and Carols

A traditional service of lessons and carols led by St Giles Choir – with mulled wine and mince pies after the service

25 December         11am         The Nativity of Our Lord

The Festival Sung Eucharist with Cantor and organist

Advent Appeal


During Advent we will be raising money from our collections, concerts and carol services for the work of The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields.  The Connection helps thousands of homeless people every year to move away from, and stay off the streets of London. They provide a range of specialist services, all under one roof, which help people address their homelessness and make the necessary steps away from the streets so they can re-enter society and live ‘normally’ again.

Charity Carol Services and Concerts

In addition to our principal church services, we will also be hosting a range of charitable and voluntary carol services and concerts in the run up to Christmas, as well as several festive events:

Thursday, 1st December, 6pm

Royal London Society for Blind People Christmas Concert

Saturday, 3rd December, 6.30pm

The Games Maker Choir Carol Concert (formed from volunteers at the Olympic Games in 2012)

Wednesday, 7th December, 6:30pm

The Brain Tumour Charity Carol Concert

Thursday, 8th December, 6:30pm

The Haven London Motown Carol Concert

Friday, 9th December, 1pm

The Leprosy Mission London Carol Concert, with the Tredici Choir

Friday, 9th December, 7pm

We Love Christmas 2016

Saturday, 10th December, 4pm

Sreepur Village Carol Concert

 Monday, 12th December, 7:30pm

Other Men’s Flowers, an evening of poetry from the 1st world war era

Tuesday, 13th December, 6pm

The National Churches Trust Carol Service

Wednesday, 14th December, 8pm

The Scena Mundi Mechanicals in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night 

Thursday, 15th December, 6:30pm

African Promise Carol Service