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

The Smithfield area, which includes St Bartholomew's Hospital and Smithfield Market, contains a large number of restaurants, bars & pubs. At its heart is a church built when Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, was King. It survived the Great Fire of 1666 and both World Wars unscathed.

Today the Church is noted for its wonderful architecture, traditional formal worship, marvellous music and intelligent preaching. It has appeared in many films including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Amazing Grace, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The Other Boleyn Girl, as well as in many television programmes, including The Hollow Crown.



The Revd Martin Dudley BD MSc MTh PhD DArts FSA FRHistS AKC is the 25th Rector since the Reformation.
The main body of the Priory Church. Green frontal.


 


The Financial Times
recommends our Cloister Café:
"...probably among the nicest in England."
Click here to read the article
Siobhan Wall also mentions the Café in
Quiet London
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Ongoing Items

Click here to see information about the installation of Sophie Arkette's Colloquy in the Priory Church

Pilgrimage to Jerusalem 2014: There is still space and time for a few more to join those going on this pilgrimage. It is going to take place 21st–30th October 2014. Full details can be found by clicking the link below. If you require any further information, please speak to the Rector after a service, or else call him or email him at the parish office.
Click here to see information about the Pilgrimage to Jerusalem in October 2014


Current Announcements

Believe it or not: Advent, Christmas and Epiphany!

The web page showing our programme from late November 2014 to the Feast of the Epiphany 2015, including the current details for all our Advent & Christmas events such as carol services and concerts, has now been updated. Although it is high summer at the moment, it is also the time when people start to make plans for what they will do around the end of the year.
You can reach the page by clicking on this text or by using the Services/Christmas menu at the top of this home page.

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Martin Dudley, Doctor of Arts

Rector, Doctor of Arts, City University

At a ceremony in the Barbican Concert Hall on Tuesday, 15th July 2014, the Rector, the Revd Dr Martin Dudley, was made an Honorary Doctor of Arts by City University London in recognition of his services to the City of the London. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Paul Curran, presided over the ceremony. Dr Dudley is himself an alumnus of the London Cass Business School, a part of the City University, from which he received an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management in 2006. It was therefore very appropriate that well over 400 graduates of the Cass Business School also received their degrees at the same ceremony.

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Parish Office Summer Break

The Parish Office will be closed from Monday, 28th July 2014 and will re-open on Tuesday, 12th August 2014.

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Rahere Singers: Next Event

The Rahere Singers' Evensong on Sunday, 13th July was a great success. The choir really rose to the occasion and the music was warmly praised by many people in the congregation who went out of their way to say just how much they had enjoyed it. Thank you very much to everyone who took part. We had the impression that you were enjoying yourselves too.

For those of you who like to get dates into your diary as soon as possible, the next Rahere Singers Evensong will be on 5th October 2014 at 6:30pm. That Sunday is Trinity XVI, so it is very open in terms of potential repertoire. The details of what we will be singing will appear here soon, so please check back over the next few days. The prior (!) rehearsals will take place on Friday, 26th September at 6:00pm and on Friday, 3rd October, also at 6:00pm.

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Summer Programme

We are now on our summer programme until 24th August, which is the Feast of the Apostle Bartholomew and our Patronal Festival. There will be no weekday Holy Communions until then, the Solemn Eucharist on Sundays will be in the Lady Chapel with a Cantor to lead the music and sing at the Offertory, and Choral Evensong (without sermon) will be sung as usual in Quire – this just down at the west end of the church as usual – with a smaller group of singers, but still a fully choral service.

The Family Eucharist at S. Bartholomew the Less is also "on holiday" for the summer, but does not re-start until Holy Cross Day, Sunday 14th September, so that everyone can be part of the Patronal Festival and Feast of Dedication in "the Great".

Incidentally, we are celebrating the Feast of the Dedication of the Priory Church this year on 7th September.
This is a change from our usual pattern, when it would be on the next Sunday after the Patronal Festival
so please note this change of date just for this year
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Founder's Dinner at Founders' Hall

The annual dinner this year in honour of our Founder, Prior Rahere, will be on Tuesday, 23rd September.
It will be a three-course black-tie dinner with wines next door at Founders' Hall. The all-inclusive cost is £68.
Bookings by email to rector@greatstbarts.com or by telephone to Ilaria at the Church Office on 020 7600 0440.

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Cloister Café Staff

We are looking for a new staff member to work as a barista – preparing coffee, serving drinks, waiting on tables, etc. This involves a 25–30 hour working week, including Sunday shifts on rotation, plus some Saturday working for special events.

Pay is £6.50 per hour. The successful candidate will be reliable and punctual, and must be able to speak good English.
Some experience of working in a similar situation would be an advantage.

Please speak to Karen, Cloister Café supervisor, if you would like further information. Applications should be made in writing to the Administrator, Church House, Cloth Fair, London EC1A 7JQ (administrator@greatstbarts.com)

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The Verger

Gordon Furry, our Verger, has to be absent or working shorter periods over the next few months for health reasons and this will clearly have an impact on various aspects of life both at St Bartholomew the Great and at Saint Bartholomew the Less. Offers of help, especially with church cleaning, would be most gratefully received. Many thanks to those who have already volunteered. Please call or email Ilaria at the office (administrator@greatstbarts.com) if you would be willing to volunteer

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Christopher Green

www.christophergreen.info
The picture above by Christopher Green is currently being exhibited in the Cloister Café just by the piano at the entrance.
Click the picture to see a larger image of this remarkable piece.
Click here for more information about Christopher Green

This picture delights visitors and is much admired. The PCC wants to purchase it, so that we can make it a permanent feature of the church and display it permanently to visitors. The cost, including the framing, is expected to be £2,500. This takes into account a very generous donation by this working artist of 35% of the cost, given to us as a very helpful discount.

We are now quite close to achieving the full sum, and need just over 300 of further gift-aided income to get us to the required sum for the picture itself. After that comes the question of the frame, but obviously, buying the picture is the first step.
We would be very grateful if you would help us raise the remainder of the money by giving us a donation.

If you feel able to do so,
please download the donation form by clicking on this text,
print it out and then either hand your donation to a sidesman at the church or else send it to
Parish Office, Church House, Cloth Fair, London, EC1A 7JQ.

Martin Dudley, Rector    Sarah Kelsey, Treasurer
Ian Kelly & Nicholas Riddle, Churchwardens

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Daily Prayer

The Rector is working on a daily prayer book as part of our Priory series of publications. He is looking for people to try out the draft prayers, which are mostly drawn from the Orthodox churches, Russian, Greek and Coptic. Seven people are already using them. Please email him if you would like to try them using rector@greatstbarts.com.

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Music Notes
Click the links below to view:
During the Summer Programme at the Priory Church, there will be no new Music Notes produced or added to the archive.
The next set will be written for our Patronal Festival, S. Bartholomew's Day, 24th August 2014, and will be emailed out in the email Newsletter, and added to the archive as well as listed here, on Friday, 22nd August 2014.
If you would like to receive the Newsletter including the Music Notes each week, please enter your email address in the box provided in the right hand column at the top of this home page (click here to go there now).

Click here for the Music Notes Archive 2013/2014

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 August 2014
Church Diary for July 2014
For the diaries for earlier months, please click here to go to our archive page

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Church Diary 28th to 31st – Week 17 Ordinary Time
Please note, we are on our summer programme until 24th August
Mon 28th NB The Parish Office is closed from today until 12th August 2014
3:00pm We welcome a visit by a group from University of Maryland University College
Click here for more information about University of Maryland University College
       
Tue 29th All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
       
Wed 30th All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
3:00pm We welcome a visit by a group from the Beaconsfield Tangent Club
Click here for more information about the National Association of Tangent Clubs
       
Thu 31st S. Germanus of Auxerre, 437/8
All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
       
Fri 1st All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
       
Sat 2nd
1:00pm Wedding: Peter Dawson & Kerry Eggleton
4:00pm Wedding: Gabriel Burchell & Jocelyn Phillips
       

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Sunday, 3rd 2014, Seveth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 13)
Please note, we are on our summer programme until 24th August
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Pastor
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
The Family Eucharist at S. Bartholomew the Less is now on holiday until 14th September 2014
11:00am Solemn Eucharist in the Lady Chapel with Cantor
Setting: Missa de angelis – Chant
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Pastor
At the Offertory: Schließe mein Herze – Johann Sebastian Bach
Voluntary: Prelude & Fugue in C, BWV 547 – Johann Sebastian Bach
6:30pm Choral Evensong without sermon
Canticles: Evening Service – Somervell
Anthem: O for a closer walk with God – Stanford
Voluntary: Psalm-Prelude Set 1, No. 1 – Howells

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Church Diary 4th to 9th – Week 18 Ordinary Time
Please note, we are on our summer programme until 24th August

Mon 4th All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
       
Tue 5th S. Oswald, Martyr, 642
All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
11:00am Funeral of Rita Hale
Noon Funeral Reception in the Cloister Café
       
Wed 6th The Transfiguration of the Lord
All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
1:00pm Lunchtime Concert with Flute and Harp
       
Thu 7th All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
       
Fri 8th S. Dominic, 1221
All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
11:30am Marriage Blessing: Sugimoto
       
Sat 9th
11:30am We welcome a visit by a group from the Imperial War Museum
Summer residency for teachers
12:30pm Marriage Blessing: Paul Mam-Chi Louie & Yasmin Tak Yee Lee
2:00pm Marriage Blessing: Michael Worrall & Ashley Herb
       

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Sunday, 10th 2014, The Eighth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 14)
Please note, we are on our summer programme until 24th August
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
The Family Eucharist at S. Bartholomew the Less is now on holiday until 14th September 2014
11:00am Solemn Eucharist in the Lady Chapel with Cantor
Setting: Missa de Angelis – Chant
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
At the Offertory: The Call – Vaughan Williams
Voluntary: Allegro con spirito – Bridge
12:30pm Holy Baptism of Jonah James William Whittall
6:30pm Choral Evensong without Sermon
Canticles: Evening Service in F – Wesley
Anthem: I will exalt thee – Tye
Voluntary: Alla Marcia – Ireland
7:30pmNorthern Lights Free Concert: Northern Lights
performed by Wermlandsensemblen from Sweden
conducted by Professor Gunno Palmquist

Wermlandsensemblen began in 1981 and held its first concert in spring 1982. The repertoire has always included both sacred and secular music from medieval to modern time. Gunno Palmquist has been the conductor and art director of the choir since 1990. He works as Professor of Choral Conducting at the University of Gothenburg. Besides Wermlandsensemblen he also conducts Varbergs Kammarkör.
Click here for more information about Wermlandsensemblen

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Church Diary 11th to 16th – Week 19 Ordinary Time
Please note, we are on our summer programme until 24th August
Mon 11th S. Clare, 1253
All Day The Parish Office is closed until 12th August 2014
       
Tue 12th The Church Office re-opens today
11:30am We welcome the visit of a group from the University of the Third Age
Click here for more information about the University of the Third Age
2:30pm Marriage Blessing: Madori & Natsumi Karoda
       
Wed 13th
       
Thu 14th
       
Fri 15th The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
       
Sat 16th
       

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Sunday, 17th 2014, The Ninth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 15)
Please note, we are on our summer programme until 24th August
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
The Family Eucharist at S. Bartholomew the Less is now on holiday until 14th September 2014
11:00am Solemn Eucharist in the Lady Chapel with Cantor
Setting: Missa de Angelis – Chant
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
At the Offertory: Ave Maria – Schubert
Voluntary: Præludium in B minor, BWV 869 – Johann Sebastian Bach
6:30pm Choral Evensong without Sermon
Canticles: Second Service – Tomkins
Anthem: Thy Word is a Lantern – Purcell
Voluntary: Double Voluntary in D minor – Purcell

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Church Diary 18th to 23rd – Week 20 Ordinary Time
Please note, we are on our summer programme until 24th August
Mon 18th
       
Tue 19th
10:00am We welcome a guided tour by London Walks
Click here for more information about London Walks
       
Wed 20th S. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153
       
Thu 21st
       
Fri 22nd
       
Sat 23rd
       

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Sunday, 24th 2014: S. Bartholomew the Apostle – Feast of Title
Today marks the end of our Summer Programme
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
The Family Eucharist at S. Bartholomew the Less is now on holiday until 14th September 2014
11:00am Solemn Eucharist & Holy Baptism of Julia Kutnaks
Setting: Mass in G – Schubert
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
At the Offertory: O clap your hands together – Gibbons
Voluntary: Prelude & Fugue in A, BWV 536 – Johann Sebastian Bach
6:30pm Procession, Choral Evensong & Sermon
Canticles: Gloucester Service – Howells
Anthem: Give unto the Lord – Elgar
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
Voluntary: Fantasia in G – Parry

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Church Diary 25th to 30th – Week 21 Ordinary Time
Mon 25th Today is a Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom 
We wish everyone on holiday today a very enjoyable time
10:00am–4:00pm – Please note special opening hours today
10:00am–4:00pm – Please note special opening hours today
       
Tue 26th
       
Wed 27th
11:00am We welcome a guided tour by London Historians
Click here for more information about London Historians
       
Thu 28th S. Augustine of Hippo, 430
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
       
Fri 29th The Beheading of John the Baptist
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
       
Sat 30th
       

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Sunday, 31st 2014, Octave of S. Bartholomew the Apostle
Please note, the Feast of the Dedication of the Priory Church has
been transferred this year to next Sunday, 7th September 2014

The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Pastor
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
The Family Eucharist at S. Bartholomew the Less is now on holiday until 14th September 2014
11:00am Solemn Eucharist & Holy Baptism
Setting: Missa Secunda – Haßler
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Pastor
At the Offertory: Cantate Domino – Haßler
Voluntary: Fantasia in G (Pièce d'orgue), BWV 572 – Johann Sebastian Bach
6:30pm Choral Evensong & Sermon
Canticles: Evening Service in A minor – Noble
Anthem: I waited for the Lord – Mendelssohn
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Pastor
Voluntary: Prelude in E minor, BWV 548 – Johann Sebastian Bach

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Church Diary 1st to 6th – Week 22 Ordinary Time
Mon 1st
       
Tue 2nd
10:00am We welcome a guided tour by London Walks
Click here for more information about London Walks
       
Wed 3rd
       
Thu 4th
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
       
Fri 5th
       
Sat 6th
2:00pm Wedding: Nixon & Brooker
4:00pm Wedding: Turriani & Sabine
       

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Sunday, 7th 2014, The Sunday of the Dedication of the Priory Church
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
The Family Eucharist at S. Bartholomew the Less is now on holiday until next Sunday, 14th September 2014
11:00am Solemn Eucharist & Holy Baptism of Rupert
Setting: Mass in A – Scarlatti
At the Offertory: Locus Iste – Bruckner
Voluntary: Allegro Risoluto (Deuxième Symphonie) – Vierne
6:30pm Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Canticles: Evening Service in D – Dyson
Anthem: Ecce sacerdos – Bruckner
At Benediction: O salutaris & Tantum ergo – Laloux
Voluntary: Rhapsody – Darke

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Church Diary 8th to 13th – Week 23 Ordinary Time
Mon 8th
       
Tue 9th
       
Wed 10th
       
Thu 11th
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
11:00am Service of the Worshipful Company of Butchers
Click here for more information about the Worshipful Company of Butchers
       
Fri 12th
       
Sat 13th S. Cyprian, Bishop & Martyr, 258
11:30am Marriage Blessing: Shimayoshi & Kamiya
1:30pm Wedding: Stewart & Thomas
3:00pm Wedding Reception in Cloister Café
       

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Sunday, 14th 2014, Holy Cross Day
The Family Eucharists at S. Bartholomew the Less re-start today
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
10:00am Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00am Solemn Eucharist with the taking of the cross by the Jerusalem Pilgrims
Setting: Missa In te Domine speravi – Lassus
At the Offertory: Crux fidelis – John IV, King of Potugal
Voluntary: Psalm Prelude No 2, Set 1 – Howells
6:30pm Choral Evensong & Sermon
Canticles: Evening Service in F – Stanford
Anthem: Adoramus te – Mozart
Voluntary: Master Tallis's Testament – Howells

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Church Diary 15th to 20th – Week 24 Ordinary Time
Mon 15th
       
Tue 16th
10:00am We welcome a guided tour by London Walks
Click here for more information about London Walks
       
Wed 17th S. Hildegard of Bingen, 1179
7:00pm S. Bartholomew the Less PCC Meeting in the Cloister Café
       
Thu 18th
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
10:00am We welcome a group from Martin Randall Travel Ltd
Click here for more information about Martin Randall Travel Ltd
       
Fri 19th
11:30am Marriage Blessing: Shirai & Yamaguchi
       
Sat 20th Prior Rahere our Founder, 1143
       

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Sunday, 21st 2014, Founder's Day & the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
10:00am Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00am Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera – Lassus
At the Offertory: This Spiritual House – Brockless
Voluntary: Introduktion und Passacaglia in D moll – Reger
6:30pm Choral Evensong & Sermon
Canticles: Collegium Magdalenae Oxon – Hewitt-Jones
Anthem: Blessed City – Bairstow
Voluntary: Pæan – Leighton

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Church Diary 22nd to 27th – Week 25 Ordinary Time
Mon 22nd S. Maurice and the Theban Legion, Martyrs, 3rd century
11:00am Joint Service of the Worshipful Companies of Founders and Tax Advisors
Click here for more information about the Worshipful Company of Founders
Click here for more information about the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisors
       
Tue 23rd
12:00 Noon Marriage Blessing: Kawamura & Tsujii
7:00pm Founder's Dinner held at Founders' Hall
Further details regarding this event will be posted in the Announcements section and here in due course
       
Wed 24th
       
Thu 25th
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
1:00pm We welcome a group from Pax Travel Ltd for lunch in the Cloister Café
Click here for more information about Pax Travel Ltd
       
Fri 26th
11:30am Marriage Blessing: Yonekura
6:00pm Rahere Singers First Rehearsal for Evensong on October 5th
       
Sat 27th Ss. Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs
12:45pm Wedding: Lesinski & Ashby
2:00pm Wedding: Gallico & Hicks
       

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Sunday, 28th 2014, The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 21)
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
10:00am Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00am Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa Aeterna Christi munera – Palestrina
At the Offertory: Venit Michael Archangelus – Palestrina
Voluntary: Les Anges (La Nativité du Seigneur) – Messiaen
6:30pm Choral Evensong of S. Michael and All Angels & Sermon
Canticles: Chichester Service – Walton
Anthem: Plebs angelica – Tippett
Voluntary: Alleluyas – Preston

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Church Diary 29th to 30th – Week 26 Ordinary Time
Mon 29th S. Michael and All Angels
       
Tue 30th S. Jerome
10:00am We welcome a guided tour by London Walks
Click here for more information about London Walks
       

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Family Eucharist

A Family Eucharist is held at St Bartholomew the Less most Sundays of the year at 10.00am.
NB The Family Eucharist is currently taking a summer break.
It will resume on Sunday, 14th September 2014 at 10:00am.
In the meantime, we wish everyone a very wonderful summer.
Please click on this link for more details


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


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
Click here for details about GE


* 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
Click here for details about the Trust


* 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


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


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.


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 2014


24th August S. Bartholomew the Apostle – Feast of Title
7thSeptember Feast of Dedication of the Priory Church
Please note, this is a change of date
14th September Holy Cross Day
21st September Founder's Day
12th October Feast of Our Lady's Appearance to Canon Hubert
21st October Start of Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
2nd November Sunday of All Saints
9th November Remembrance Sunday
30th November Advent Sunday
25th December Christmas Day
which falls on a Thursday in 2014

Key Dates at the Priory Church in 2015


4th January The Sunday of the Epiphany
6th January The Epiphany
1th February The Sunday of Candlemass
2th February Candlemass: Presentation of Christ in the Temple
18th February Ash Wednesday
15th March Mothering Sunday
29th March Palm Sunday
2nd April Maundy Thursday
3rd April Good Friday
4th April Holy Saturday
5th April Easter Day
14th May Ascension Day
17th May Sunday of the Ascension of the Lord
24th May Pentecost: Whitsunday
31th May Trinity Sunday
4th June Corpus Christi
7th June The Sunday of Corpus Christi
23rd August Patronal Festival
24th August S. Bartholomew's Day
30th August Feast of Dedication
21st September Founder's Day
18th October S. Luke the Evangelist
1st November All Saints' Day
8th November Remembrance Sunday
29th November Advent Sunday
25th December Christmas Day
which falls on a Friday in 2015
27th December S. John, Apostle & Evangelist

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