Visit & Contact Us

To contact individual clergy directly see the ‘Who’s Who‘ page.

Telephone us on 0207 240 2532

Or you can write to the Church at this address:

The Parish Office, St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, 60 St Giles High Street. London, WC2H 8LG

St Giles is at the heart of the west end  between Covent Garden, Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia.  You can use Transport for London’s Journey Planner to find the easiest route to St Giles.

Underground: We are a short walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station on the Central and Northern lines.  Holborn and Covent Garden stations (Piccadilly line) are less than 10 minutes walk away, as is Oxford Circus (Victoria, Bakerloo and Central lines).

Bus: The 1, 8, 19, 24, 38, 29, 55, 134, 176, 242 and 390 buses stop near the church.

Rail: The church can also easily be reached from London mainline train stations – we are two stops on the underground from Euston and King’s Cross-St Pancras and three stops from Charing Cross.

Disabled access: There is level wheelchair access to the church and a disabled toilet.  The loop system is installed for people who are hard of hearing and braille materials are available for those joining worship.  If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact us on the form below or speak to one of the sidesmen or churchwardens during a service.

Opening hours: The Church is normally open for prayer and quiet from Monday to Friday from 8.15am (when Morning Prayer begins) to 6pm (when Evening Prayer ends). Musical rehearsal may be taking place. The Church is closed on Saturdays and Public Holidays. Occasionally it is necessary to close the Church before 6pm or for short periods during the day when no one is on the premises and sometimes due to other clergy commitments it is not possible to conduct Evening Prayer, but these occasions are few.

You can send us an email using the box below.  If your request is regarding a booking, please provide a telephone number so that we can call you back:

Who’s Who?

St Giles-in-the-Fields is served by a full time Rector, the Rev’d Alan Carr who is available at the church most week days and on Sundays.  Alan is supported by our parish administrator, Debbie Westerby, and a small team of part-time staff.  The church administration is overseen by the parochial church council (PCC) and the churchwardens, who are elected annually. We are always pleased to hear from you, please do get in touch with any questions.

Rector: The Rev’d Alan Carr

0784 800 8069  Email the Rector: alancarr17@gmail.com

Rev Alan CarrAlan has been rector at St Giles-in-the-Fields since July 2015.  Prior to his appointment, he had served as associate rector since September 2010.  He served his curacy in a suburban seaside parish near Littlehampton, and was then, for 18 years, vicar of two semi-rural parishes in Sussex serving about 2000 people. He brings a wide experience of the pastoral, teaching and preaching elements of parish ministry.  Before ordination Alan spent 8 years in Anglican religious life and learned the value of community for encouraging spiritual formation. He also seeks to develop schemes and projects to engage as fully as possible with the wider community of the West End.  He lives in Bloomsbury with his wife Suzanne.

Organist & Director of Music: Jonathan Bunney

Email the Director of Music: jcbunney@hotmail.com

Jonathan Bunney

Jonathan has been Director of Music at St. Giles-in-the-Fields since 2004. During his time at St Giles, Jonathan has developed and directed our successful Voluntary Choir of up to 30 members and established a series of lunchtime organ recitals on the newly refurbished William Drake organ. He is also a teacher at the RCO Academy Organ School.  In 2015 Jonathan was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists.  Cathedral recitals have included Winchester, Chichester, Coventry, Sheffield and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Jonathan began his musical education at the age of 12 at St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island, followed by three years as Hampshire County Council Organ Scholar at St Mary’s Church, Portsea, where he developed his church musicianship under the guidance of Nigel Stark. During this time he was also a student at the St Giles International Organ School, based at the historic church of St Giles, Cripplegate, where he was taught by Anne Marsden-Thomas. In 2000 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Phillips. Prizes awarded included the Kenneth Bruce Stuart Prize and Harold Darke Memorial Prize for Organ. Jonathan also participated in Masterclasses with Thomas Trotter and Dame Gillian Weir. In 2004 he graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree and achieved his ARCO. In the same year he was the Royal Hospital Church Music Scholar at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and in 2010 was awarded a Masters in Advanced Performance, with distinction and the Walford Davies Prize.

Churchwardens: Thomas Hardin and Wil James

Churchwardens are elected annually at the end of April for the year following.   Churchwardens represent the regular members of the Church (the laity), and co-operate with clergy over all aspects of the mission and ministry of the Church.  They can always be contacted through the church office.  For the 2015 – 2016 period Thomas (by profession an architect) was re-elected for his 6th year and Wil (working in consultancy) was elected for his 4th year.