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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
The Hospital Church of St Bartholomew the Less

Great St Bartholomew
Whatever your reason for visiting us, you are most welcome here. Whether it is to do with prayer, participation in the sacraments, or any other spiritual need, or you like to look around ancient buildings, find our history intriguing, want to see where so many major films and TV programmes have been shot, or have any other interest, we want you to feel completely at home with us. For those who come to partake of the sacrament, all are welcome to receive it, irrespective of the rules laid down by other parts of the Christian Church.
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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CHURCH DIARY
& list of important dates


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OPENING HOURS


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VISITING OUR CHURCHES


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BOOKING THE CHURCH


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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
During the Interregnum
Farewell to Bishop Richard
Accommodating Harp & Harpist
Minute-Taker sought
Joining the Serving Team
NEXT SUNDAY AT GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW

Sunday 29th January 2017
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany



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 Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller



11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of 'The Great'
Celebrant: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain
Setting: Missa brevis in A – Vann
At the Offertory: Ave verum – Mawby
Postlude: Prelude & Fugue in C major BWV 547
Johann Sebastian Bach



18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in 'The Great'
Preacher: The Revd Martin Freeman
Responses: Rose
Canticles: The Worcester Service – Howells
Anthem: I am the Light of the World – David Bednall
Postlude: Allegro Mæstoso from Sonata 3 – Mendelssohn



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MUSIC & MUSIC NOTES


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ARTWORKS IN THE CHURCH


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OUR DONORS & PARTNERS


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GOVERNANCE
Membership, Elections, PCC,
Churchwardens, Committees, etc.

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CONCERTS
City Music Society Lunchtime Concerts