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St Giles-in-the-Fields Church


Discover a long and fascinating history at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, a building that was built between 1731 and 1733 with foundations dating back to 1101.

Named after the patron saint of lepers and outcasts, this church started life caring for those suffering from leprosy. Since then, its history has included caring for (and burying) victims of the plague, giving a final drink to prisoners on their way to the gallows, and today it provides a safe and supportive place for the local homeless community.

The church was christened "the poet’s church" after poet John Milton’s daughter Mary was baptised here – the Poetry Society hold their annual general meeting in the vestry house.

The church doors are open for visitors from Monday to Friday, with services on Sundays - the church is closed on Saturdays. It also holds several events including various performance groups, and a weekly food market every Thursday.

Opening Times

Opening Times

Open Monday - Friday 08:15 - 18:00.

Church is closed on Saturdays and public holidays.

Please check the website calendar for details of events and services.

Venue Details & Map

St Giles-in-the-Fields Church

St Giles High Street
+44 (0)20 7240 2532
Public transport:
Leave the station by exit 5, Charing Cross Road. Turn right into Denmark Street.

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