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Welcome to the website of the Priory Church

The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great is London's oldest surviving church. Founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, it has been in continuous use since 1143. It is an active Anglican/Episcopal Church located in the part of London known as The City.

The Smithfield area, which includes St Bartholomew's Hospital and Smithfield Market, has a large number of restaurants, bars and pubs both north and south of the Market. At the heart of it all is a church built when Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, was King of England. It survived the Great Fire of 1666 and the bombs dropped in Zeppelin raids in World War I and during the Blitz in World War II. In the late 19th century, it was renovated and restored to its medieval plan as far as possible by Sir Aston Webb, his first major restoration project. Drawing on its nearly 900-year history, the Church is noted today for its wonderful architecture, traditional formal worship, marvellous music and intelligent preaching.

The area around the church is now in the process of changing significantly, and this is expected to make the area even more active than it has been until now. To the north of the church, the new Crossrail Farringdon Station is being built. Crossrail expects that 140 trains per hour will travel through the new interchange, which will link Thameslink, Crossrail and the Underground networks. It will also be possible to reach three of London's airports from there. Farringdon will be one of London's busiest stations, and is likely to increase visitors to the area very considerably. To the south of the church, Helical Bar and The Baupost Group of Boston will be re-developing former hospital buildings on Bartholomew Close and Little Britain. When finished, these are expected to comprise 236 new apartments, 21,400m2 of office space, and 2,200m2 of retail space.

The church has appeared in many films, including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Amazing Grace, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl, Muppets: Most Wanted, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sherlock Holmes, Jude, The End of the Affair, and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, many TV shows, including Richard II from the BBC's The Hollow Crown, the BBC's Edwin Drood, and the T-Mobile Royal Wedding Advertisement, with more shows and films now in post-production.

Christopher Green

Our picture (above) of the church from the North Ambulatory by the remarkable artist Christopher Green has been framed, and is now in the Cloister Café near the piano. We are extremely grateful to the artist for having generously contributed much of the costs of the framing. The church now needs to raise the remaining costs. If you can contribute, no matter how much, please contact the Parish Office. More information about Christopher Green can be found by clicking this link

The Quire of the Priory Church.
Photo: Andrea Liu

The Policy of the Priory Church



31st May 2015 – Trinity Sunday
All services in St Bartholomew the Great
except where indicated


09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

10:00 Family Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less

11:00 Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Mass in G – Schubert
At the Offertory: O lux beata Trinitas – Todd
Postlude: Allegro Deciso from Evocation – Dupré

18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon
Canticles: Evening Service in C – Stanford
Anthem: Great is the Lord – Elgar
Postlude: Fugue in Eb "St Anne" BWV 552ii –
Johann Sebastian Bach

Click here to see more details about these services

The Revd Martin Dudley BD MSc MTh PhD DArts FSA FRHistS AKC is the 25th Rector since the Reformation


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nigel Short's Final Services as Director of Music at the Priory Church

Our current Director of Music, Nigel Short will be leaving us at the end of next Sunday, 31st May. His final two services contain wonderful music: Schubert's Mass in G in the morning, coupled with O Lux beata Trinitas by Will Todd, a composer very much still with us and writing wonderful music, a great deal of which Nigel has recorded with Tenebrae; at Evensong, we will have Stanford's great C major setting of the Evensong Canticles, and then Elgar's majestic anthem Great is the Lord. For those attending the services, there will be a reception in the Cloister Café after each service, at which there will be an opportunity to make our formal farewells to Nigel and express our thanks for all he has done at the Priory Church.

We hope very much that everybody who has enjoyed Nigel's work here will take every opportunity
to join us for one or both of these services.

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Cloister Café News

The Cloister Café is undergoing some changes. Karen Falkner has joined its Board and intends to be a very active Director. Every business needs refreshing from time to time, and she has numerous ideas about how to develop the café. Karen would be very interested to hear any feedback from us all as customers and would also like to hear any ideas for making it even better. You can either try to catch her in person at the café, or you can email her by clicking this link or writing to kglfalkner@hotmail.com.

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Coming soon, a new Parish: Great St Bartholomew

The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great and its smaller but wonderful neighbour St Bartholomew the Less (the church just inside the hospital gate where the Family Eucharists are held on Sundays at 10:00) are in the process of becoming one Parish in what is called a united benefice. Of course, they have been running under a kind of common management for some time, but technically they have remained different institutions underneath. This means that each has continued to have its own PCC, Churchwardens, and so on. This is all about to change as the two parishes become a united benefice that will be called Great St Bartholomew. In most respects, you won't notice any difference: services will continue as usual, for example. But gradually, there will be some administrative and presentational changes – for example, this website will need a little re-branding to reflect the new name. It's the first time this has happened in the City in more than 50 years, so it is all taking some careful thought.

One thing that will have to happen is a new set of elections (yes – rather quickly after the last ones at the end of April, but that's how these things are done) for a single PCC, one set of churchwardens, and so on. We'll be announcing the arrangements for this soon. It looks most likely that the formal change will take place on 1st June 2015 (please note: this is one month earlier than we had previously said!). We'll keep you updated on progress here.

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New Organist & Director of Music at the Priory Church:
Rupert Gough

The Priory Church is extremely pleased to announce that Rupert Gough will be our new Director Music from the beginning of June 2015. Rupert has been Director of Choral Music and College Organist at Royal Holloway, University of London since 2005. He previously spent 11 years as Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral where he worked closely with the choir both as accompanist and choir trainer. During this time he featured on 19 recordings as either organist or conductor, including six discs for Hyperion Records.

His overall discography of nearly 50 commercial recordings encompasses work as a choir director, organist and harpsichordist, and includes the organ and choral works of Sir Percy Buck (Priory), the instrumental and choral works of Carson Cooman (Naxos and Albany), the complete works for violin and organ of Josef Rheinberger and choral works of Rihards Dubra, Vytautas Miškinis and Bo Hansson (Hyperion).

At Royal Holloway, Rupert has developed the choral programme to include weekly choral recitals, choral conducting courses for undergraduates, new choral commissions and transformed the Chapel Choir into an elite group of 24 choral scholars that has come to prominence in the last three years through their series of recordings for Hyperion Records. They have developed a particular reputation for their performances and recordings of music from the Baltic States. They also regularly commission from, and collaborate with, contemporary composers including James MacMillan, Gabriel Jackson, Richard Rodney Bennett, Bo Hansson and, Tim Garland.

Born in 1971, Rupert was a chorister at the Chapels Royal, St. James's Palace, and won a scholarship to the Purcell School. He received (with distinction) a Masters degree in English Church Music from the University of East Anglia whilst Organ Scholar at Norwich Cathedral. In 2001, he won Third Prize at the St. Alban's International Organ Competition. He is particularly renowned for his work in combination with violin as a member of the Gough Duo. As a conductor he has worked with a variety of professional choirs and orchestras including the Britten Sinfonia, the London Mozart Players and Florilegium. He has also been fortunate to work with many distinguished soloists including Julian Lloyd Webber, Antony Rolfe Johnson, Felicity Lott, Susan Bullock, Emma Kirkby, James Bowman and Wayne Marshall.
Rupert Gough

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Little Spaniel Theatre is now Scena Mundi: The Death of Kings Season

The Little Spaniel Theatre Company has changed its name, and is now Scena Mundi. The company, which specializes in classical theatre, has now been resident at the Priory Church for over a year. They are with us now until July 3rd 2015 with two plays performed in rep under the umbrella title of The Death of Kings Season. The plays are Shakespeare's Richard II and Marlowe's Edward II, two accounts of the tragedy of power and the conflict between the private drama of the ruler and the public drama of state affairs. Two monarchs whose private passions get in the way of their political duty, Marlowe's Edward II and Shakespeare's Richard II lose their crowns at the hands of ambitious rivals. You can click on the thumbnail on the right below to see a larger version of the poster for the season.

The dates are as follows:

Richard II
At 19:30 in May: 25, 27, 29; in June: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 24; in July: 3
At 14:30 in June: 13, 20
Schools Matinées at 12:30 in June: 3, 17

Edward ll
At 19:30 in May: 26, 28, 30; in June: 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, 30; in July: 1, 2
At 14:30 in May: 30; in June: 6
Schools Matinées at 12:30 in June: 10, 25

Booking is open now on Ticket Source at: www.scenamundi.ticketsource.co.uk
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Scena Mundi website.
Scena Mundi
The Death of Kings Series

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E-Bulletin back on-air

The computer that produces the emailed bulletins is now back in action, and if you are on the mailing list, you will already know this after receiving yesterday's email. We apologize for any inconvenience that this break caused and we will be making arrangements to try to ensure this doesn't happen again.

If you would like to take this opportunity to join the mailing list, please enter your email address into the box provided in the right hand column at the top of this home page (click here to go there now).

Incidentally, the music notes can always be found each week in the section at the end of these announcements, just before the start of day-by-day diary entries, and they can also be accessed by clicking the links under the details of Solemn Eucharist and Choral Evensong blocks for the relevant Sunday. They are also, of course, in the Music Notes Archive that is stored with the monthly downloadable diaries.

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A date for your diary: 9th September 2015
Celebrating 20 years of life in the Priory Church

On 9th September 2015, it will be 20 years since the Rector, Dr Martin Dudley, came to the Priory Church. We intend to mark this with a celebration of the life and work of the priests and people of the Priory Church over this period. We will start with Choral Evensong in the church at 18:00, at which the Dean of Westminster Abbey, the Very Revd Dr John Hall, will be preaching. (The Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey are the Patrons of the Living, and so very involved in the appointment of Rectors of the Priory Church.)
Everyone is very welcome to join us at Evensong.

This will be followed by a dinner held in Haberdashers' Hall, over the other side of the square. This will be a formal, ticketed event in evening dress (black tie), starting with a reception and continuing with a three-course dinner. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the very talented Harpist, Olivia Jageurs, who is familiar to us from having accompanied Britten's Ceremony of Carols in our special weekday carol service of the same name before Christmas.

If you would like to join us, you can click on this link to download a letter about all the anniversary events and
you can also click on this link to download the application form for the dinner.
Please either send the form to the Parish Office, or else scan and email it to administrator@greatstbarts.com

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Rector's Sabbatical

The Rector is currently on study sabbatical in Finland. His email address, for personal communications, is martin.dudley@helsinki.fi. In the meantime, any matters of church business should be addressed to Ilaria at the Parish Office, administrator@greatstbarts.com.

The Revd Bill Wilson has joined us for the duration of this sabbatical with the title of Sub-Prior. He is working with Fr Mark to ensure the smooth running of the church during this period. Fr Bill is usually in church on Wednesdays and Sundays, and Fr Mark on Thursday, Fridays, and Sundays.

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Music Notes for the Sunday of Pentecost
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Monthly Church Diary
NB These diary files are correct as at the time the printed version (available at the entrance desk) goes to print.
Please check the live diary below for any new bookings or changes to the church's schedule.

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Church Diary for May 2015
Church Diary for April 2015
For the diaries for earlier months, please click here to go to our archive page

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DAY BY DAY IN THE PRIORY CHURCH


Church Diary 25th to 30th – Week 8 Ordinary Time
Mon 25th Today is a Bank Holiday in the UK and Memorial Day in the USA
We wish everyone on holiday today a very wonderful day

Today is also the Feast of S. Bede the Venerable, 735
10:00–15:30
10:00–15:30
16:15 Marriage Blessing Christopher Cox & Anne Wicks
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Tue 26th S. Augustine of Canterbury, 605
09:30 We welcome a visit by a group from TAUCK Film Locations
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Wed 27th
14:00–17:00 Scena Mundi Rehearsal
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Thu 28th S. Germanus, Bishop of Paris, 576
08:30 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
13:00–17:00 Scena Mundi Rehearsal
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Fri 29th
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Sat 30th
14:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Sunday, 31st 2015, Trinity Sunday
The church is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd George Bush
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Mass in G – Schubert
Preacher: The Revd Bill Wilson, The Sub-Prior
At the Offertory: O lux beata Trinitas – Todd
Postlude: Allegro Deciso from Evocation – Dupré
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon
Canticles: Evening Service in C – Stanford
Anthem: Great is the Lord – Elgar
Postlude: Fugue in Eb "St Anne" BWV 552ii – Johann Sebastian Bach

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Church Diary 1st to 6th – Week 9 Ordinary Time
Mon 1st S. Justin, Martyr at Rome, c.167
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Tue 2nd
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Wed 3rd
12:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season Schools Matinée: Richard II
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Thu 4th
08:30 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Fri 5th S. Boniface of Crediton, Archbishop of Mainz, Martyr, 754
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Sat 6th S. Norbert, Founder of the Premonstratensians, 1143
14:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Sunday, 7th 2015, The Sunday of Corpus Christi
The church is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa O sacrum convivium – Palestrina
At the Offertory: Cibavit eos – Byrd
Postlude: Joie et clarté des Corps Glorieux – Messiaen
12:30 Holy Baptism of Sebastian Ninan Vetasseri
18:30 Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Jesus College, Cambridge, Service – Mathias
Anthem: Let all mortal flesh – Bairstow
At Benediction: O Salutaris – Elgar
At Benediction: Tantum ergo – Duruflé
Postlude: Fanfare – Mathias

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Church Diary 8th to 13th – Week 10 Ordinary Time
Mon 8th
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Tue 9th S. Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Wed 10th
12:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season Schools Matinée: Edward II
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Thu 11th S. Barnabas, Apostle
08:30 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Fri 12th
10:00 We welcome a group from Princeton University
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Sat 13th S. Antony of Padua, 1231
14:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Sunday, 14th 2015, Trinity II
The church is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa brevis in F – Andrea Gabrieli
At the Offertory: Cantate Domino – Giovanni Gabrieli
Postlude: Prelude in C Minor BWV 546 – Johann Sebastian Bach
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon
Responses: Smith
Canticles: Evening Service in the Dorian Mode – Tallis
Anthem: Laudibus in sanctis – Byrd
Postlude: Fugue in G, Op.37 – Mendelssohn

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Church Diary 15th to 20th – Week 11 Ordinary Time
Mon 15th
09:30 We welcome a visit by a group from Road Scholar
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Tue 16th
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Wed 17th S. Botolph, Abbot, mid-7th century
12:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season Schools Matinée: Richard II
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Thu 18th
08:30 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Fri 19th
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Sat 20th
14:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Sunday, 21st 2015, Trinity III
The church is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa Brevis Sancti Johannis – Haydn
At the Offertory: Jubilate (from Benedictus sit Deus KV117) – Mozart
Postlude: Prelude in E flat, BWV 552ii – Johann Sebastian Bach
12:30 Holy Baptism of Emilie Rose Friday
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon
Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Evening Service for trebles – Weelkes
Anthem: Jubilate Deo – Gabrieli
Postlude: Ciacona in E minor, BuxWV 160 – Buxtehude

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Church Diary 22nd to 27th – Week 12 Ordinary Time
Mon 22nd S. Alban, Protomartyr of England, c.304
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Tue 23rd S. Ethelreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678
09:15 We welcome a visit by a group from Martin Randall Travel Ltd
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09:30 We welcome a visit by a group from TAUCK Film Locations
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Wed 24th The Nativity of S. John the Baptist
12:30 We welcome a visit by a group from Amigo
14:00 We welcome a visit by a group from Amigo
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Richard II
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Thu 25th
08:30 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
12:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season Schools Matinée: Edward II
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19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Fri 26th
       
Sat 27th
12:00 Wedding: Mark Sparrow & Morag Taylor
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Sunday, 28th 2015, Trinity IV
The church is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa Sanctae Margaretæ – Gabriel Jackson
At the Offertory: Tu es Petrus – Duruflé
Postlude: Nun Danket alle Gott – Karg-Elert
18:30 Choral Evensong of Ss Peter & Paul, Sermon, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Responses: Leighton
Canticles: The Second Service – Leighton
Anthem: Hymn to St Peter – Britten
At Benediction: O Salutaris & Tantum ergo – Fletcher
Postlude: Tu es Petrus – Mulet

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Church Diary 29th to 30th – Week 13 Ordinary Time
Mon 29th Ss. Peter & Paul, Apostles
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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Tue 30th
19:30 Scena Mundi – The Death of Kings Season: Edward II
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The Priory Church is very grateful to the Trusts, companies, and individuals mentioned below for grants and gifts that are supporting the musical life of the church:


For funds to support the training and development of choir members:


* GE and especially Corey Anderson, for support of Marie Macklin
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* Westminster Almshouses Foundation, for support of Amy Lyddon
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* The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, for a grant to enable us to purchase music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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* The Ouseley Trust, for a grant for the purchase of music
Click here for details about the Trust


* Banks Music Publications
Click here for details about Banks Music Publications


* Oxford University Press, Music Publishing Department
Click here for details about OUP Music Department


* Music Sales Ltd, Music Publishers
Click here for details about Music Sales


* The Edition Peters Group, Music Publishers
Click here for details about the Edition Peters Group


For funds to support the music in general:


* Dr Monica Darnbrough
* a number of anonymous donors

for donations to the Heritage Trust to support the performance of music in the Priory Church


We are very grateful to all our donors who make it possible for us to continue a high standard of music in this special place.


Grants & Gifts to the Great Project

The Priory Church is very grateful to the Trusts, companies, and individuals mentioned below for grants and gifts towards our Great Project. Details of this substantial and important project that is intended to equip the church for the next 900 years will be posted on the website soon.


* We are very grateful to Alan Baxter & Associates , for their contribution to the Great Project
Click here for more information about Alan Baxter & Associates


Joining the Electoral Roll

Membership of the Priory Church is based on the Electoral Roll, and gives you, among other things, the right to take part in electing the PCC and Churchwardens. If you are over 16, baptised, resident in the parish or habitually worshipping here, you will qualify to be entered onto the Roll. Please contact the Parish Office for an enrolment form, or you can download one here and send it to the Parish Office or hand it in at church. More information is available by clicking this link


Booking the Priory Church

If you would like to book the Priory Church for a Group Tour, for a concert or other kind of performance, or for filming or a photoshoot, we have application forms for each of these that can be downloaded from here, filled in, and emailed to us. These are for Microsoft Word, so you will only be able to use them if your software is able to work with such files. Please note: filling in a form and sending it in doesn't mean acceptance. It must first be confirmed by the Parish Office in writing.

Group Visit Booking Form

Concert & Performance Booking Form

Film & Photoshoot Booking Form

Click here to see how to contact us


Our Charities

• The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great (Registered Charity No. 1128471) is run by the elected PCC (Parochial Church Council) & church officers and exists to promote the whole work of the church.

• The St Bartholomew the Great Heritage Trust (Registered Charity No. 283623) is run by a board of Trustees independent of the PCC. It exists to maintain, preserve and improve the fabric, ornaments, furniture and monuments of the church. It is not itself a religious charity.


Become a Friend of St Bartholomew's

The Friends are an essential part of the Trust providing ongoing annual revenue, enabling the trustees to plan for future projects.
Click here to learn more.


Support us

You can make a donation to The Priory Church registered charity through the Charities Aid Foundation by clicking below:
Donate to the Church through CAFOnline


Stewardship

You can provide regular support to the Priory Church and its work by clicking this link and joining our Stewardship Scheme


Key Dates at the Priory Church in 2015


Sun 31th May Trinity Sunday
Thu 4th June Corpus et Sanguinis Christi
Sun 7th June The Sunday of Corpus et Sanguinis Christi
Sun 14th June Rector's Sabbatical ends
Mon 24th August The Feast of S. Bartholomew, Apostle
Sun 30th August Observance of S. Bartholomew, Apostle:
Feast of Title
Sun 6th September Feast of Dedication of the Priory Church
Fri 9th September 20th Anniversary of Dr Dudley's Institution as Rector
Sun 20th September Founder's Day
Sun 4th October Feast of Our Lady's Appearance to Canon Hubert
Sun 18th October S. Luke the Evangelist
Sun 1st November All Saints' Day
Sun 8th November Remembrance Sunday
Sun 29th November Advent Sunday
18:30 Advent Carol Service
Sun 6th December Advent II
18:30 Choral Evensong
Sun 13th December Advent III – Gaudete Sunday
18:30 Tomorrow I will come: Mid-Advent Carol Service
Tue 15th December Advent III
18:00 A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sun 20th December Advent IV
18:30 A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Mon 21st December 18:00 A Ceremony of Carols
A sequence of readings and carols including Benjamin Britten's much-loved A Ceremony of Carols accompanied by harp
Tue 22nd December 13:00 Lunchtime Carol Service
18:00 A Star-Spangled Christmas – a Carol Service drawn from the Christmas music of North America
Wed 23rd December 18:00 Stille Nacht – a Carol Service drawn from the Christmas music and traditions of Germany
Wed 24rd December Christmas Eve
12:30 Vigil Mass in the Lady Chapel
23:45 Midnight Mass of the Nativity
Fri 25th December Christmas Day
09:00 Holy Communion
11:00 Solemn Eucharist with Procession to the Crib
Sun 27th December S. John, Apostle & Evangelist

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