The High Altar of the Priory Church
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great
Photo: Andrea Liu

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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 is used extensively by film and TV companies.
St Bartholomew the Less, also founded in 1123 as Chapel of the Holy Cross, moved to its present site inside the hospital gates in 1184. It was called the Less to distinguish it from its larger neighbour.

The Hospital Church of St Bartholomew the Less
The Hospital Church of St Bartholomew the Less


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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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SUNDAY at GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW

1st October 2017


Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity



09:00 Holy Eucharist
in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
Preacher: Bishop Stephen Platt



10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in The Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate



11:00 Solemn Eucharist in The Great
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1: Isaiah 45:1–7 E: 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10
G: Matthew 22:15–22
Setting: Mass in G – Vaughan Williams
At the Offertory: The Deer's Cry – Arvo Pärt
Postlude: Organ Sonata in A (1st movement) – Mendelssohn


Coffee and other refreshments are available in the Cloister after the Solemn Eucharist. Please do come along and join in!



18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
Readings: 1: Proverbs 4:1–18 2: 1 John 3:16–4:6
Responses: Sumsion
Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in E – Wesley
Anthem: In exitu Israel – Wesley
Postlude: Fugue in D minor from Organ Sonata in D minor – Mendelssohn



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