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
Please note: the Cloister Café is closed until the neighbouring building works are complete


Sunday, 21st 2017, Sixth Sunday of Easter
This is also Stewardship Sunday 2 (of 4)
Today's theme is: Service

St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Peter Delaney
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
11:00 Solemn Eucharist with Holy Baptism at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: Fr Jeremy Davies
Address: Weekend Verger Richard McCauley & Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1: Acts 17:22-31; E: 1 Peter 3:13-22; G: John 14:15-21
Setting: Missa de beata virgine – Josquin des Prez
At the Offertory: Cantate Domino – Haßler
Postlude: Præludium in D major, BuxWV 139 – Buxtehude
Music Notes for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
The Cloister Café is open after the Solemn Eucharist for refreshments

18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Address: PCC Member Tracey Braddick & Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: 1: Zechariah 8:1-13; 2: Revelation 21:22 - 22:5;
Responses: Shephard
Canticles: 8-part Magnificat in Bb – Stanford & Nunc Dimittis – Wood
Anthem: Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Bairstow
Postlude: Scherzo, from Organ Sonata in Eb – Bairstow
Music Notes for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Church Diary 22nd to 27th
Mon 22nd
       
Tue 23rd
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 24th
       
Thu 25th Ascension Day
In many places, this is a holiday
We wish everyone on holiday today a very happy time
Today we also remember S. Bede the Venerable, 735
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 26th S. Augustine of Canterbury, 605
       
Sat 27th
       

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Sunday, 28th 2017, Sunday of the Ascension of the Lord
This is also Stewardship Sunday 3 (of 4)
Today's theme is: Worship

St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: Fr Bill Wilson
Celebrant: Fr Bill Wilson
Address: Director of Music Rupert Gough & Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: 1: Acts 1:1-11; E: Ephesians 1:15-23; G: Luke 24:44-53
Setting: Missa Brevis – Kodaly
At the Offertory: Ascendit Deus – Philips
Postlude: Ita missa est – Kodaly
The Cloister Café is open after the Solemn Eucharist for refreshments

18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Address: Director of Music Rupert Gough & Fr Peter Delaney
Readings: 1: Revelation 5; 2: Matthew 28:16-20;
Responses: Clucas
Canticles: Magnificat – Finzi & Nunc Dimittis – Holst
Anthem: God is gone up – Finzi
Postlude: Pæan – Leighton

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Church Diary 29th to 3rd
Mon 29th Today is Spring Bank Holiday in the UK
It is also Memorial Day in the USA
We wish everyone on holiday today a very happy time
       
Tue 30th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 31st The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
       
Thu 1st
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 2nd
       
Sat 3rd
       

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Sunday, 4th 2017, Pentecost Sunday – the Birthday of the Church
This is also Stewardship Sunday 4 (of 4): Pledge Sunday
Today's theme is: Community

St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Mark Young
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: Fr Jeremy Davies
Address: Past Churchwarden Ian Kelly & Fr Peter Delaney
Readings: 1: Acts 2:1-21; E: I Corinthians 12:3b–13; G: John 7:37–39
Setting: Messe Solennelle – Langlais
At the Offertory: Holy Spirit, ever dwelling – Howells, arr. Malcolm Archer
12:30 Wine reception in the Cloister Café
hosted by Jenny & Stephen Kingsley
All are very welcome


18:30 Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction in The Great
Address: PCC Member Karen Falkner & Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: 1: Joel 2:21–32; 2: Acts 2:14-21;
Introit: Spiritus Domini
Responses: Smith
Canticles: Collegium Regale – Howells
Anthem: Celestial Fire – Cecilia McDowall
At Benediction: O Salutaris & Tantum ergo – Laloux
Postlude: Choral Varié sur le thème du Veni Creator – Duruflé

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Church Diary 5th to 10th
Mon 5th The Feast of S. Boniface of Crediton, Martyr, 754
Today is also Whit Monday
In many places in the world this is a holiday
We wish everyone on holiday today a very happy time
       
Tue 6th S. Norbert, 1143
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 7th
       
Thu 8th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 9th S. Columba, 597
       
Sat 10th
       

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Sunday, 11th 2017, Trinity Sunday
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Setting: Mass for double choir in Eb 'Cantus Missæ' – Rheinberger
At the Offertory: The Cherubic Hymn – Glinka
Postlude: Fantaisie No 1 – Saint-Saëns
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Evening Service in Bb – Stainer
Anthem: I saw the Lord – Stainer
Postlude: Fantasia in D minor – Stanford

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Church Diary 12th to 17th
Mon 12th
       
Tue 13th S. Antony of Padua, 1231
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 14th S. Basil the Great, 379
       
Thu 15th The Feast of Corpus et Sanguinis Christi
In many places in the world, today is a holiday
We wish everyone on holiday today a very good time
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 16th
       
Sat 17th S. Botulph, Abbot, mid-7th century
       

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Sunday, 18th 2017, Corpus et Sanguinis Christi
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Setting: Missa O sacrum convivium – Palestrina
At the Offertory: O sacrum convivium – Palestrina
Postlude: Apparition de l'eglise eternelle – Messiaen
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Introit: Civabit eos – Byrd
Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Veneing Service in D – Bairstow
Anthem: Lo, the full final sacrifice – Finzi
Postlude: Le banquet celeste – Messiaen

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Church Diary 19th to 24th
Mon 19th
       
Tue 20th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 21st
       
Thu 22nd S. Alban, c.304
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 23rd
       
Sat 24th The Nativity of S. John the Baptist
       

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Sunday, 25th 2017, Trinity II
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Setting: Missa Sanctæ Margaretæ – Gabriel Jackson
At the Offertory: O nata lux – Ben Parry
Postlude: Dedication March – William Lloyd-Webber
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Responses: Byrd
Canticles: The Second Service – Gibbons
Anthem: O clap your hands – Gibbons
Postlude: Concerto in C BWV 595 – Johann Sebastian Bach

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Church Diary 26th to 30th
Mon 26th
       
Tue 27th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 28th S. Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons, c.202
       
Thu 29th Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 30th