The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great  
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Welcome to the website of the Parish of Great St Bartholomew

The High Altar of the Priory Church The Altar of the Hospital Church
Photos: Andrea Liu


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.

Originally known as the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and founded nearby in 1123, the Hospital Church of St Bartholomew the Less, just inside the hospital gates, moved to its present site in 1184. It was called the Less just to distinguish it from its larger neighbour.

On 1st June 2015, the two parishes formed the new united benefice of Great St Bartholomew, which now contains both churches. The Parish Church is St Bartholomew the Great, while St Bartholomew the Less is what is known as a Chapel of Ease – this means it is a church provided primarily for the convenience of those close to it, in this case especially those working or present as patients in the hospital.

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 the Priory Church (that is, the Great), which was 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 their nearly 900-year history, our Churches today are noted today for their remarkable architecture, traditional formal worship, marvellous music and intelligent preaching.

The area around the churches 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.

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

The Policy of the Priory Church


2nd August 2015 – Trinity IX

09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

10:00 The Family Eucharist is
on holiday until 13th September


11:00 Sung Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
Setting: Missa In Simplicitate – Langlais
At the Offertory: O Salutaris – Langlais
Postlude: Sortie, from 'Heures Mystiques' – Boëllmann

18:30 Choral Evensong (without sermon)
in St Bartholomew the Great

Responses: Smith
Canticles: Second Service – Tomkins
Anthem: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Blow
Postlude: Voluntary in D minor for Double Organ
Purcell

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Rector Returns

The Rector has now returned to work in the parish office. He cannot be with us this Sunday, in fact, but will be back to celebrate and preach at the Sung Eucharist at 11:00 on Sunday, August 9th at St Bartholomew the Less. We are extraordinarily grateful to Fr Bill Wilson, who, together with Fr Mark, has been helping us so magnificently though the time that the Rector has been away. Both Frs Bill and Mark have our warmest thanks and appreciation for all they have done for us during this time, ensuring the services, as well as practical and pastoral matters have been so well covered.

At its most recent meeting, the PCC expressed its very considerable appreciation for all the hard work undertaken by the Treasurer, Sarah Kelsey, on the necessary legal and financial steps involved in setting up the new parish. It is astonishing what has been accomplished in this project in spite of the incumbent having been absent. Thanks are also due to Zoë McMillan for everything she has done in connection with the fabric, which has included the crisis with the boiler, numerous dramas with flooding, down-pipes, and gutters, and a host of other, mercifully smaller issues with the building. Lilian Reid has also earned enormous respect and appreciation for the excellent way that she has managed PCC business and meetings over the past months. The Churchwardens want to thank all three of them, as well as everyone – including the office team, door-keepers, Cloister Café directors and team, sidesmen, servers, musicians – everyone, in fact, who has contributed to making the church run so well and so happily during the past seven months.

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Free Piano Recital: Mark Damisch

There will be a free piano recital in the Cloister Café at 13:00 on Wednesday, 5th August. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Mark Damisch is engaged in a 40th Anniversary tour around a number of countries.
This is his sole appearance in London during this tour

The programme will be as follows:

     Hoedown From "Rodeo" – Copland
     Waltz No. 3 In A Minor – Chopin
     Excursions – Barber
     Three Preludes – Gershwin
     Item to be announced
     Ballade No. 3 In A Flat Major Op. 47 – Chopin
     An American In Paris – Gershwin
     El Salon Mexico – Copland

Click here to see some programme notes for this recital

Click here for more information about Mark Damisch and this tour

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Summer Programme: Monday 20th July – Sunday 23rd August 2015

Our Summer Programme this year begins on Monday 20th July 2015 and ends just before S. Bartholomew's Day, Monday 24th August 2015. During this period, there will be no weekday celebrations of Holy Communion. The Family Eucharist also take a holiday – in its case, until 13th September 2015, so that everyone can join in our Patronal Festival on Sunday, 30th August and the Feast of Dedication the following week (September <) in the Great. Choral music is simplified, with a Cantor leading the music on Sunday mornings, and just a choral quartet to sing Choral Evensong on Sunday evenings. There are also no sermons at Evensong during this time.

One new feature this year: the 11:00 Sung Eucharists on Sundays will take place in St Bartholomew the Less during the Summer Programme. This is partly to mark symbolically the new unified benefice that has brought both churches into the same parish of Great St Bartholomew. It is also a good opportunity for anybody in the congregation who doesn't yet know this delightful building to become familiar with it. The organ is also considerably more useful for this kind of service than the chamber organ in the Lady Chapel. Choral Evensong (without sermon) will be in Quire at the Great as usual.

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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 start with Choral Evensong in the church at 18:00, with the Dean of Westminster Abbey, the Very Revd Dr John Hall, preaching. (The Dean & Chapter of the Abbey are the Patrons of the Living, and so very involved in the appointment of our Rectors.)
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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Music Notes
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Music Notes for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Click here for the Music Notes Archive 2014/2015

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.

Click the link below to view:
Church Diary for July 2015
Church Diary for June 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 PARISH OF GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW
Except where indicated, all events take place in the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great


Church Diary 1st
Sat 1st Today is the National Day in Switzerland
We wish everyone celebrating this day a very happy time, en Guete und Pröschtli zäme!
       

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Sunday, 2nd 2015, Trinity IX – Proper 13
Summer Programme
The church is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Bill Wilson, The Sub-Prior
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 The Family Eucharist is on holiday during our Summer Programme
11:00 Sung Eucharist and Holy Baptism of Noah Acham in St Bartholomew the Less
Setting: Missa In Simplicitate – Langlais
Preacher: The Revd Bill Wilson, The Sub-Prior
At the Offertory: O Salutaris – Langlais
Postlude: Sortie, from 'Heures Mystiques' – Boëllmann
Music Notes for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity
18:30 Choral Evensong (without sermon) in Quire in St Bartholomew the Great
Responses: Smith
Canticles: Second Service – Tomkins
Anthem: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Blow
Postlude: Voluntary in D minor for Double Organ – Purcell
Music Notes for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity

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Church Diary 3rd to 8th – Week 18 Ordinary Time
Mon 3rd
13:30 We welcome a visit by a group from Road Scholar
Click here for more information about Road Scholar
       
Tue 4th
Noon Marriage Blessing: Masatsugu Oi & Mari Oi
       
Wed 5th S. Oswald, Martyr, 642
13:00 Celebrity Recital: Mark Damisch – Piano
Admission is free and all are welcome
The concert will take place in the Cloister Café
Mark is engaged in a 40th Anniversary tour around a number of countries
This is his sole appearance in London during this tour
The programme will be as follows:

     Hoedown From "Rodeo" – Copland
     Waltz No. 3 In A Minor – Chopin
     Excursions – Barber
     Three Preludes – Gershwin
     Item to be announced
     Ballade No. 3 In A Flat Major Op. 47 – Chopin
     An American In Paris – Gershwin
     El Salon Mexico – Copland

Click here to see some programme notes for this recital

Click here for more information about Mark Damisch and this tour
       
Thu 6th The Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus Christ
08:30 There are NO weekday celebrations of Holy Communion during our Summer Programme. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but ask for your understanding during the holiday season. Weekday celebrations will resume on August 24th, S. Bartholomew's Day
       
Fri 7th
       
Sat 8th S. Dominic, 1221
       

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Sunday, 9th 2015, Trinity X – Proper 14
Summer Programme
The Rector will be celebrating & preaching at the 11:00 Sung Eucharist
for the first time since starting his sabbatical
The church is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Pastor
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 The Family Eucharist is on holiday during the Summer Programme
11:00 Sung Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
Setting: Missa de Angelis – Antiphonal Chant
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
At the Offertory: Ecce sacrum paratum convivium – Monteverdi
Postlude: Fugue from Sonata No. 6 of Op. 65 – Mendelssohn
18:30 Choral Evensong (without sermon) in Quire in St Bartholomew the Great
Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: Evening Service in D – Moeran
Anthem: Verleih uns Frieden – Mendelssohn
Postlude: Aria – Peeters

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Church Diary 10th to 15th – Week 19 Ordinary Time
Mon 10th S. Laurence, Deacon & Martyr, 258
       
Tue 11th S. Clare, 1253
10:30 We welcome a visit by a group from the
     University of Maryland, University College Europe
Click here for more information about UMUC Europe
       
Wed 12th
       
Thu 13th Jeremy Taylor, 1667
08:30 There are NO weekday celebrations of Holy Communion during our Summer Programme. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but ask for your understanding during the holiday season. Weekday celebrations will resume on August 24th, S. Bartholomew's Day
       
Fri 14th
       
Sat 15th The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
       

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Sunday, 16th 2015, Trinity XI – Proper 15
Summer Programme
The church is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Pastor
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 The Family Eucharist is on holiday during the Summer Programme
11:00 Sung Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
Setting: Missa de Angelis – Antiphonal Chant
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Pastor
At the Offertory: O Mysterium ineffabile – Lallouette
Postlude: Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes – No. II: Rhosymedre – Vaughan Williams
16:30 We welcome a group from BRIT Movie Tours
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18:30 Choral Evensong (without sermon) in Quire in St Bartholomew the Great
Responses: Smith
Canticles: Evening Service – Causton
Anthem: Tu solus qui facis mirabilia – Josquin des Prez
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
Postlude: Five Short Pieces – No. II: Folk Tune – Whitlock

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Church Diary 17th to 22nd – Week 20 Ordinary Time
Mon 17th
       
Tue 18th
09:30 We welcome a visit from TAUCK London Walks Film Locations
Click here for more information about TAUCK London Walks Film Locations
       
Wed 19th
       
Thu 20th S. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153
08:30 There are NO weekday celebrations of Holy Communion during our Summer Programme. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but ask for your understanding during the holiday season. Weekday celebrations will resume on August 24th, S. Bartholomew's Day
       
Fri 21st
       
Sat 22nd
       

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Sunday, 23rd 2015, Trinity XII – Proper 16
Summer Programme
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 The Family Eucharist is on holiday during the Summer Programme
11:00 Sung Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
Setting: Missa Puerorum – Rheinberger
At the Offertory: Hymne to God the Father – Humfrey
Postlude: Sonata III 'Allegro Maestoso' – Mendelssohn
13:00 Sage Gateshead Chamber Choir Concert in St Bartholomew the Great
Admission is free and all are welcome
This highly respected chamber choir is made up of experienced singers from across the North East and is based at the remarkable Sage Gateshead in Tyne & Wear. They are touring various venues in London. They will be warming up in the Priory Church from about noon while the Sung Eucharist is finishing in the Less. You are invited to come over to the Cloister Café for refreshment after the Sung Eucharist and then come into the church to listen to the choir. The concert will be finished by 14:00
Click here for more information about the Sage Gateshead Chamber Choir
18:30 Choral Evensong of S. Bartholomew the Apostle (without sermon) in Quire in St Bartholomew the Great
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Gloucester Service – Howells
Anthem: Saint Bartholomew's Prayer – Maxwell Davies
Postlude: 'Fiddle' Fugue BWV 539 – Johann Sebastian Bach

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Church Diary 24th to 29th – Week 21 Ordinary Time
Mon 24th S. Bartholomew the Apostle
Today marks the end of our Summer Programme
Weekday celebrations of Holy Communion resume
The Family Eucharist at St Bartholomew the Less resumes on 13thSeptember
Our regular choral music programme returns
Sermons will again be preached at Evensong
08:30 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
       
Tue 25th
       
Wed 26th
       
Thu 27th
08:30 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
       
Fri 28th S. Augustine of Hippo, 430
08:30 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
       
Sat 29th The Beheading of S. John the Baptist
14:30 Wedding: Joe Alaimo & Danielle Boland-Brown
16:00 Wedding: Ashwin Desikan & Malgorzata Januchuwska
       

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Sunday, 30th 2015, Sunday of S. Bartholomew the Apostle: Feast of Title
The church is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 There is no Family Eucharist this Sunday so that everyone can join in
our Patronal Festival Solemn Eucharist at 11:00 in St Bartholomew the Great
The Family Eucharists will resume on 13thSeptember, at 10:00am in St Bartholomew the Less

11:00 Solemn Eucharist for the Patronal Festival of Great St Bartholomew
Setting: Krönungsmesse – Mozart
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
At the Offertory: Sanctus Bartholomæus – Handl
Postlude: Fugue in Eb BWV 552 – Johann Sebastian Bach
12:30 Wine Reception to mark our Patronal Festivalin the Cloister Café
18:30 Procession, Choral Evensong & Sermon
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Evening Service in D – Dyson
Anthem: Let all the world (from Five Mystical Songs) – Vaughan Williams
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
Postlude: Psalm Prelude, Set 1, No. 1 – Howells

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Church Diary 31st – Week 22 Ordinary Time
Mon 31st S. Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 651
Today is also the Summer Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom
We wish eeryone on holiday today a very happy and relaxing time
13:30 We welcome a visit by a group from Road Scholar
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Set in the historic North Wing of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the museum tells the story of this renowned institution, celebrates its achievements and explains its place in history.
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Grants & Gifts towards our Music

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
Click here for details about the Westminster Almshouses Foundation


For assistance with acquiring and purchasing music:


* The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, for a grant to enable us to purchase music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Click here for details about the Trust


* The Ouseley Trust, for a grant for the purchase of music
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* Banks Music Publications
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* Oxford University Press, Music Publishing Department
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* Music Sales Ltd, Music Publishers
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* 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


Scena Mundi Scena Mundi is theatrical Company in Residence at St Bartholomew the Great. Over the last two years, they have created a strong ensemble of classical players working together regularly as a Rep company. So far, they have presented productions of Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot, the medieval morality play Everyman, Shakespeare's Richard II and Marlowe's Edward IIi> in the church. There is more to come, and details will be posted on this website as and when they become available.
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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.
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Support us

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


Mon 20th July
to Sun 23rd Aug
inclusive
Church Summer Programme:
  • No weekday Holy Communions
  • Family Eucharists take a holiday
    (until Sunday, 13th September 2015)
  • Sunday Sung Eucharists take place
    in St Bartholomew the Less
  • Reduced choral music
  • No sermons at Evensong
Mon 24th August The Feast of S. Bartholomew, Apostle
Church Summer Programme ends
Sun 30th August Observance of S. Bartholomew, Apostle:
Feast of Title
Sun < September Feast of Dedication of the Priory Church
Fri 9th September 20th Anniversary of Dr Dudley's Institution as Rector
Sun 13th September 10:00 Family Eucharists resume at St Bartholomew the Less
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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