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The High Altar of the Priory Church
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great
Photo: Anthony Harbison
St Bartholomew the Great is the oldest church in London, founded in 1123 as an Augustinian monastery. Now a parish church, it is home to a thriving congregation as well as being a destination for visitors from all over the world, and has been used extensively by film and TV companies. St Bartholomew the Less was also founded in 1123 as Chapel of the Holy Cross. It moved to its present site inside the hospital gates in 1184. It was called the Less to distinguish it from its larger neighbour.

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The Hospital Church of St Bartholomew the Less
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We are an inclusive church. There is no discrimination here on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, sexual orientation or social class.


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SUNDAY AT GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW

Sunday 26th February 2017
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Quinquagesima



09:00 Holy Eucharist
in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller



10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in 'The Less'
Celebrant & Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain



11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of 'The Great'
Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Bill Wilson The Sub-Prior Emeritus
Setting: Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera – Lassus
At the Offertory: Ave Verum Corpus – Byrd
Postlude: Toccata from Suite Gothique – Boëllmann

Music Notes for Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Quinquagesima



18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in 'The Great'
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Evening Service in F – Dyson
Anthem: The Lord is my shepherd – Stanford
Postlude: Andante sostenuto, from Symphonie no 9 – Widor

Music Notes for Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Quinquagesima



 1st MARCH: ASH WEDNESDAY – THE BEGINNING OF LENT 

08:30 Holy Eucharist with Ashing
in the Lady Chapel of St Bartholomew the Great
Celebrant: The Ven. Peter Delaney – Bishop's Chaplain



12:30 Ecumenical Liturgy of the Word with Ashing
in St Bartholomew the Less



18:00 (Please note time)
Solemn Choral Eucharist with Ashing
at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: Revd Jeremy Davies – The Hospitaller
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney – Bishop's Chaplain
Setting: Missa Emendemus in melius – Palestrina
At the Ashing: Miserere mei – Allegri
At the Offertory: Emendemus in melius – Byrd

Music Notes for Ash Wednesday



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