DAY BY DAY IN THE PARISH OF GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW

Monthly Church Diary & Music Notes
For diaries & and music notes for previous Sundays this church year, click here to go to our archive page


Except where indicated, all events take place in St Bartholomew the Great


Church Diary 27th to 4th
Mon 27th
       
Tue 28th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 1st ASH WEDNESDAY – The Beginning of Lent
Today is also celebrated as St David's Day in Wales
We wish everyone observing this a very good day
08:30 Holy Eucharist with Ashing in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Celebrant: The Ven. Peter Delaney – Bishop's Chaplain
12:30 Ecumenical Liturgy of the Word with Ashing in The Less
18:00
Please note time
Solemn Choral Eucharist with ashing at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: Revd Jeremy Davies – The Hospitaller
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney – Bishop's Chaplain
Setting: Missa Emendemus in melius – Palestrina
At the Ashing: Miserere mei – Allegri
At the Offertory: Emendemus in melius – Byrd
Music Notes for Ash Wednesday
       
Thu 2nd S. Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
18:30 Psallite Women's Choir Concert
MARGOT LABOUREZ LES VIGNES (Arcadelt)
and other women's songs from 16th c. France and contemporary Iceland and Norway
Chansons by Lassus, Tournhout, Heurteur, Passereau
Andrew Smith – Regina caeli
Ivan Moody – Troparion of Kassiani
Karolina Eriksdottir – Úr árstíðasöngli
Renaissance dances played by Nancy Hadden – Renaissance Flute
J.S. Bach played by Anthea Lehmann – Cello
Click here to see Psallite Women's Choir's Facebook Page
(NB Facebook account required)
       
Fri 3rd
13:05 City Music Society Concert
RUISI QUARTET
Alessandro Ruisi violin
Guy Button violin
Asher Zaccardelli viola
Max Ruisi cello



Haydn Quartet No. 11 in D minor Op. 9 No. 4 Hob.III:22
Ravel Quartet in F

Winners of The Royal Philharmonic Society's Albert and Eugenie Frost Music Prize, and YCAT finalists in 2015, the Ruisi Quartet has quickly established a reputation as one of the leading British quartets of its generation, delivering performances that are 'strikingly immediate, committed and direct' (Chichester Observer, 2014). Founded in 2012 by brothers Alessandro and Max, the quartet performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe, including leading venues such as Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and King's Place.

  Presented with the support of The Royal Philharmonic Society

Please note: the Cloister Café will be open before and after the concert for snacks, drinks, and hot food
       
Sat 4th
       

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Sunday, 5th 2017, The First Sunday of Lent
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: The Revd Mark Young, The Sacrist
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Setting: Messe Solennelle – Vierne
At the Offertory: O quam amabilis es – Villette
Postlude: Allegro from Symphonie II – Vierne
18:30 Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Responses: Tomkins
Canticles: The Fifth Service – Tomkins
Anthem: Salvator mundi – Blow
At Benediction: Tantum ergo – Widor  O salutaris – Jean-Baptiste Fauré
Postlude: Voluntary in D minor – Stanley

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Church Diary 6th to 11th
Mon 6th
       
Tue 7th Ss Perpetua & Felicity & their companions, Martyrs, 202
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 8th Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, 1910
       
Thu 9th S. Gregory of Nyssa, c.394
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
18:00 Lent Group in the Cloister Café
Fr Peter Delaney will be giving presentations on The Passion of Christ in Art. This week, the subject will be Giotto. There will be a glass of wine provided and the event will end by 7:30pm.
       
Fri 10th
13:05 City Music Society Concert
RCM WIND ENSEMBLE
Simon Channing director



Ibert Trois Pièces Brèves
Francaix 9 Pieces Caractéristiques
Mozart Serenade in E flat K 375

Renowned for the quality of its many ensembles, the Royal College of Music brings its Wind Ensemble for its annual concert for the Society.

Please note: the Cloister Café will be open before and after the concert for snacks, drinks, and hot food
       
Sat 11th
       

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Sunday, 12th 2017, The Second Sunday of Lent
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Sacrist
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns & Refreshments in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Bill Wilson The Sub-Prior Emeritus
Setting: Missa Si ambulavero – de Monte
At the Offertory: Salva nos, Domine – Mouton
Postlude: Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671 – Johann Sebastian Bach
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: The Revd Martin Freeman
Responses: Ayleward
Canticles: The Fourth Service – Batten
Anthem: Lord let me know mine end – Greene
Postlude: Grave & Adagio (Sonata No. 2 in C minor) – Mendelssohn

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Church Diary 13th to 18th
Mon 13th
       
Tue 14th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 15th
       
Thu 16th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
18:00 Lent Group in the Cloister Café
Fr Peter Delaney will be giving presentations on The Passion of Christ in Art. This week, the subject will be Botticelli. A glass of wine will be provided and the event will end by 7:30pm.
       
Fri 17th S. Patrick's Day
We wish all those celebrating this day, especially in Ireland, a very happy day
13:05 City Music Society Concert
TRINITY LABAN STRING ENSEMBLE
Nic Pendelbury director
Ofer Falk violin

 

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major Op.4
J S Bach Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042

From its base in Greenwich, the senior string ensemble of Trinity Laban Conservatoire brings two of the most popular works in the repertoire, with Ofer Falk, associate professor at TLC, soloist in the joyous, poignant and exuberant Bach concerto.


Please note: the Cloister Café will be open before and after the concert for snacks, drinks, and hot food
       
Sat 18th S. Cyril of Jerusalem, 386
       

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Sunday, 19th 2017, The Third Sunday of Lent
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
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 Revd Martin Freeman
Setting: Missa cosi estrema la doglia – Spontone
At the Offertory: Domine ne in furore tuo – Monteverdi
Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in G minor – Brahms
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Evensong Service in F ‘Collegium Regale’ – Wood
Anthem: Wash me throughly – Wesley
Postlude: O Gott, du frommer Gott – Brahms

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Church Diary 20th to 25th
Mon 20th S. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, 687
       
Tue 21st The Passing of S. Benedict, Abbot, c.550
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 22nd
11:45 The Haberdashers' Company:
The Goldern Lecture in St Bartholomew the Less
19:00 Brandenburg Festival:
The Choir of Royal Holloway College
Directed by Rupert Gough
in St Bartholomew the Great

The Choir of Royal Holloway will be joined by the Brandenburg Sinfonia to perform a condlelit evening concert in the stunning setting of the church of St Bartholomew the Great. The programme will include Arvo Pärt's Passio, Antonio Lotti's Crucifixus and Gregorio Allegri's Miserere mei.
       
Thu 23rd
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
18:00 Lent Group in the Cloister Café
Fr Peter Delaney will be giving presentations on The Passion of Christ in Art. This week, the subject will be Caravaggio. A glass of wine will be provided and the event will end by 7:30pm.
       
Fri 24th
11:30 Marriage Blessing: Kawashima & Ichijima in The Great
13:05 City Music Society Concert
Ashley Fripp piano


Mozart Sonata No. 9 in D major K 311
Liszt Sposalizio (The Marriage of the Virgin) from 'Années de Pèlerinage Deuxième Année: Italie' S 161
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit

British pianist Ashley Fripp frequently appears as soloist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in many of the world's most prestigious concert halls. He has won several national and international competitions and awards, including the Guildhall School Gold Medal and The Prince's Prize of The Musicians' Company.


Please note: the Cloister Café will be open before and after the concert for snacks, drinks, and hot food
       
Sat 25th The Annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Anniversary of the Foundation of the Priory Church, 1123
NB Tonight the clocks "spring forward" when 02:00 becomes 03:00
       

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Please note: the clocks "spring forward" at 02:00 this morning!
Sunday, 26th 2017, The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Lætare Sunday – Mothering Sunday
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Setting: Messa di Gloria – Puccini
At the Offertory: O salutaris hostia – Rossini
Postlude: Final from Triptyche – Langlais
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Responses: Clucas
Canticles: Evening service in G minor – Francis Jackson
Anthem: Geistliches Lied – Brahms
Postlude: Rhapsody on a Ground – Statham

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Church Diary 27th to 1st
Mon 27th
       
Tue 28th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 29th
       
Thu 30th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
18:00 Lent Group in the Cloister Café
Fr Peter Delaney will be giving presentations on The Passion of Christ in Art. This week, the subject will be Stanley Spencer. A glass of wine will be provided and the event will end by 7:30pm.
       
Fri 31st
       
Sat 1st
       

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Sunday, 2nd 2017, Fifth Sunday of Lent: Passion Sunday
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Celebrant & Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant & Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Setting: Missa In te Domine speravi – Palestrina
At the Offertory: Ecce nunc tempus – Guerrero
Postlude: – TBA
12:30 Election of Churchwardens in the Lady Chapel
18:30 Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Responses: Plainsong
Canticles: The Short Service – Gibbons
Anthem: When David heard – Weelkes
Postlude: – TBA

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Church Diary 3rd to 8th
Mon 3rd S. Richard of Chichester, Bishop, 1253
       
Tue 4th S. Ambrose of Milan, 397
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 5th
       
Thu 6th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 7th
13:00 Lunchtime Recital: Baroque-Lute by Candlelight
Andrew Maginley – Lute
Click here for more information about Andrew Maginley
       
Sat 8th
       

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Sunday, 9th 2017, Palm Sunday
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Celebrant &: Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Sacrist
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
09:30 Please note time Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
11:00 Blessing of Palms and Procession in the Chapel of the Charterhouse
Hosanna to the Son of David – Weelkes
Pueri Hebræorum – Schubert
11:30 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Setting: Communion Service in E – Darke
The Passion: Victoria
18:30 "Into the Hands of Sinners" in The Great
This service comprises a sequence of readings, music, and prayers. In some respects, it is like a Christmas Carol Service in structure, but the narrative in this case tells the story of the events of Holy Week up to the crucifixion, death, and burial of the Lord Jesus Christ. It includes some of the most powerful music of the season, and is a powerful and moving way to prepare for the days ahead.
Music: Hosanna to the Son of David – Weelkes
             Vinea mea electa – Poulenc
             O sacrum convivium – Messiaen
             O vos omnes – Gesualdo
             Crucifixus – Lotti
             Civitas sancti tui – Byrd

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Church Diary 10th to 15th
Mon 10th Monday in Holy Week
       
Tue 11th Tuesday in Holy Week
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 12th Wednesday in Holy Week
       
Thu 13th Holy Thursday – known in the UK as Maundy Thursday
20:00 Solemn Eucharist with the Washing of Feet at the High Altar of The Great
Followed by a Watch at the Altar of Repose until Midnight
Celebrant: The Revd Jeremy Davies The Hospitaller
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Setting: Messe cum jubilo – Duruflé
At the Washing of Feet: Ubi caritas – Ola Gjeilo
       
Fri 14th Good Friday
11:30 Butterworth Charity in the Churchyard of The Great
12:00 Solemn Liturgy of the Passion in The Great
Celebrant: The Ven. Peter Delaney Bishop's Chaoplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies The Hospitaller<
Music: The Reproaches – Sanders
             Crux fidelis – King John IV of Portugal
             Christus factus est – Bruckner
19:00 Tenebræ in The Great
Music: Responsories – Victoria
             Christus factus est – Anerio
       
Sat 15th Holy Saturday & Easter Eve
20:00 The Easter Vigil in the The Great
This service begins in the Cloister in darkness. Those attending are invited to gather there for the First Fire before we go in procession into the church behind the newly lit Paschal Candle for the proclamation of Easter in the Exsultet. Officiant: The Ven. Peter Delaney Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Music: Messe Solennelle (Gloria) – Vierne
             Sicut cervus – Palestrina
             Te Deum in G – Vaughan Williams
Postlude: – TBA
       

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Sunday, 16th 2017, Easter Day
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Easter Family Eucharist with hymns and an Easter Egg Hunt in St. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist with Renewal of the Baptismal Covenant at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Setting: Krönungsmesse – Mozart
At the Offertory: Rise Heart, from Five Mystical Songs – Vaughan Williams
Postlude: Final, from Symphonie IV – Widor
18:30 Festal Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Introit: Hæc dies – Byrd
Responses: TBA
Canticles: Evening Service in D – Dyson
Anthem: My beloved spake – Hadley
At Benediction: O Salutaris & Tantum ergo – Laloux
Postlude: Christ ist erstanden – Johann Sebastian Bach

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Church Diary 17th to 22nd
Mon 17th Monday in Easter Week
Today is a Bank Holiday in the UK and a holiday many other countries
We wish everyone on holiday today a very happy time
       
Tue 18th Tuesday in Easter Week
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 19th Wednesday in Easter Week
       
Thu 20th Thursday in Easter Week
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 21st Friday in Easter Week
       
Sat 22nd Saturday in Easter Week
       

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Sunday, 23rd 2017, Second Sunday of Easter
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Sacrist
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
11:00 Procession & Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: The Revd Bill Wilson The Sub-Prior Emeritus
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Sacrist
Setting: Missa Quarti toni – Allegri
At the Offertory: Christus resurgens – Lassus
Postlude: – TBA
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis of Twelve Notes – Ridout
Anthem: – TBA
Postlude: – TBA

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Church Diary 24th to 29th
Mon 24th S. George of England (transferred)
       
Tue 25th S. Mark, Evengelist
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 26th
       
Thu 27th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 28th
       
Sat 29th S. Catherine of Siena
       

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Sunday, 30th 2017, Third Sunday of Easter
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: The Ven. Peter Delaney, Bishop's Chaplain to St Bartholomew the Great
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
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 to St Bartholomew the Great
Setting: Missa Tempore Paschali – Gombert
At the Offertory: Surrexit pastor bonus – L'Héritier
Postlude: – TBA
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: The Revd Martin Freeman
Responses: Clucas
Canticles: Evening Service in G – Stanford
Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem – Stanford
Postlude: – TBA

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