We offer worship which is reverent, traditional, dignified and uplifting, all within the ethos of the Anglican tradition and drawn from the Book of Common Prayer and the Authorised Version of the Bible. Our worship draws on the richness of the Christian tradition of language and music to identify ourselves with the past generation of worshippers, to pray for the world and our local community and to look to the future with hope.
Visitors and newcomers are always especially warmly welcomed at St Giles. If you have any questions about our worship, please do feel free to contact us or speak to a member of the clergy or a churchwarden. If you are able to join for Sung Eucharist on Sundays, then please do stay after the service for coffee and a chance to meet other members of the congregation.
What if I don't know anyone?
What do I need to bring?
Just yourself! Printed leaflets are available for all services in order to help you follow the liturgy and readings easily. Braille materials are also available for anyone who is blind or partially-sighted and a loop hearing system is installed in the church.
You will be welcome whenever you join us, be it once a month or several times a week. Our congregation is drawn from across London and reflects a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
Do I need to attend every week?
St Giles-in-the-Fields is served by a full-time parish priest, Rev. Tom Sander; a stipendiary curate, Rev. Phillip Dawson, and an associate priest, Rev. Chris Smaling. The church administration is overseen by the parochial church council (PCC) and the churchwardens, who are elected annually. The PCC is supported by a parish administrator, and a small team of part-time staff. Church music is led and overseen by our Director Of Music, Jonathan Bunney.
Tom became Rector of St Giles-in-the-Fields in February 2021. He is also an Army Chaplain and currently serves as Padre to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. Tom was previously vicar of the benefice of Flamstead and Markyate Street in the Diocese of St Albans, where he also served as Rural Dean of the Wheathampstead Deanery.
Chris became an associate priest at St Giles in December 2021. Chris is a self-supporting minister and during the week works in special needs education, as headteacher of Hatton Special School in Redbridge. Chris was ordained in 2014 and spent his first seven years in ministry at St Gabriel's Church, Aldersbrook in east London.
Phillip joined St Giles-in-the-Fields as Curate in July 2023. Prior to ordination he worked as a Director of a firm of architects and served as Non-Executive Director of a number of local charities. He is currently undertaking an MPhil in World Christianity at the University of Cambridge.
Wil is a trainee Licensed Lay Minister. He assists with ministry, worship and teaching at St Giles. He's been a member of the congregation at St Giles since 2010 and works as a management consultant.
Catherine is a churchwarden at St Giles-in-the-Fields, one of the senior lay members of the congregation, elected by the annual parish meeting. She has been churchwarden since 2022 and she works as a solicitor.
Oliver is a churchwarden at St Giles-in-the-Fields, one of the senior lay members of the congregation, elected by the annual parish meeting. He has been churchwarden since 2018 and works in historic conservation.
Jonathan has been Director of Music at St. Giles-in-the-Fields since 2004. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music. 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, Liverpool and St. Paul’s Cathedral.