DAY BY DAY IN THE PARISH OF GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW

Monthly Church Diary & Music Notes
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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
except for special events and after services


Church Diary 26th to 31st
Mon 26th Monday in Holy Week
1900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fergus Butler-Gallie
       
Tue 27th Tuesday in Holy Week
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
1900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fergus Butler-Gallie
       
Wed 28th Wednesday in Holy Week: Spy Wednesday
so-called because it is the day on which Judas agrees to betray Jesus
1900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fergus Butler-Gallie
       
Thu 29th MAUNDY THURSDAY
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
2000 Solemn Eucharist with Mandatum
Followed by a Watch until Midnight in the Lady Chapel

Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: E:  1 Corinthians 11:23–26
G:  John 13:1–17,31b-35
Setting: Messe cum jubilo (Kyrie & Gloria) – Duruflé
Ubi caritas: Chant
Music Notes for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve
       
Fri 30th GOOD FRIDAY
1130 The Butterworth Charity in the Churchyard of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Noon Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Isaiah 52:13–53:12 E:  Hebrews 10:1–25
Passion: according to S. John – Victoria
Reproaches: Sanders
Crux fidelis – John of Portugal
Christus factus est – Bruckner
Music Notes for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve
1900 Tenebræ in The Great
Responsories: Victoria
Christus factus est – Anerio
Music Notes for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve
       
Sat 31st HOLY SATURDAY/EASTER EVE
2000 Easter Vigil and the First Mass of Easter
beginning in the Cloister of The Great

Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Genesis 1:1–2:2
2:  Exodus 14:15–31
3:  Isaiah 4:2–6
4:  Ezekiel 37:1–14
E:  Romans 6:3–11
G:  Mark 16:1–8
Vigil Motet: Sicut cervus – Palestrina
Setting: Messe Solennelle – Vierne
Sequence: Victimæ paschali laudes – Victoria
Offertory Motet: Surrexit a mortuis – Widor
Postlude: Litanies – Alain
Music Notes for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve
       

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Sunday, 1st 2018, EASTER DAY
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns and Easter Egg Hunt! in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate The Hospitaller
 
1100 Solemn Eucharist with Renewal of the Baptismal Covenant
at the High Altar of The Great

Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Acts 10:34–43 E:  1 Corinthians 15:1–11
G:  Mark 16:1–8
Setting: Krönungsmesse – Mozart
At the Offertory: Rise Heart, from Five Mystical Songs – Vaughan Williams
Sequence: Victimæ Paschali – Chant
At the sprinkling: Vidi aquam – Chant
Communion Motet: This joyful Eastertide – Wood
Postlude: Improvisation sur le Victimæ Paschali – Eyre
 
1830 Festal Solemn Evensong, Sermon & Benediction in The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
Readings: 1:  Ezekiel 37:1–14 2:  Luke 24:13–35
Introit: Hæc dies – Wood
Responses: Shepherd
Canticles: Evening Service in D – Dyson
Anthem: My beloved spake – Hadley
At Benediction: O Salutaris & Tantum ergo – Dupré
Postlude: Toccata – Mushel

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Church Diary 2nd to 7th
Mon 2nd Today is Easter Monday, which is a Bank Holiday in the UK
We wish everyone on holiday today a very happy time

       
Tue 3rd Today is the Tuesday of Easter Week
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 4th Today is the Wednesday of Easter Week
       
Thu 5th Today is the Thursday of Easter Week
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 6th Today is the Friday of Easter Week
       
Sat 7th Today is the Saturday of Easter Week
       

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Sunday, 8th 2018, The Second Sunday of Easter: Low Sunday
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
 
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1:  Acts 4:32–35 E:  I John 1:1–2:2
G:  John 20:19–31
Setting: Missa quarti toni – Allegri
At the Offertory:Christus resurgens Lassus
 
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Isaiah 26:1–9,19 2:  Luke 24:1–12
Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: Evening Service in D – Moeran
Anthem: Christ is now rysen agayne – Brockless

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Church Diary 9th to 14th
Mon 9th The Annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary (transferred)
Anniversary of the Foundation of the Priory Church
       
Tue 10th
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 11th
       
Thu 12th
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 13th
       
Sat 14th
       

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Sunday, 15th 2018, The Third Sunday of Easter
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
 
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Acts 3:12–19 E:  1 John 3:1–7
G:  Luke 24:36b–48
Setting: Missa Tempore Paschali – Gombert
At the Offertory: Cantate Domino – Pitoni
 
1830 Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
Readings: 1:  Deuteronomy 7:7–13 2:  Revelation 2:1–11
Responses: Clucas
Canticles: Evening Service in Eb – Stanford
Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem – Stanford
At Benediction: O Salutaris – Franck; Tantum ergo – Duruflé

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Church Diary 16th to 21st
Mon 16th
       
Tue 17th
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 18th
       
Thu 19th S. Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1012
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 20th S. Alcuin of York, Abbot of Tours, 804
       
Sat 21st S. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109
       

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Sunday, 22nd 2018, The Fourth Sunday of Easter
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
 
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Acts 4:5–12 E:  1 John 3:16–24
G:  John 10:11–18
Setting: Missa brevis – Walton
At the Offertory: Jubilate Deo – Britten
 
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Exodus 16:4–15 2:  Revelation 2:12–17
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Service in A flat – Harwood
Anthem: Sing ye to the Lord – Bairstow

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Church Diary 23rd to 28th
Mon 23rd S. George, Patron of England, c. 304
       
Tue 24th S. Mellitus, Bishop of London, 624
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 25th S. Mark, Evangelist
       
Thu 26th
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 27th
       
Sat 28th
       

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Sunday, 29th 2018, The Fifth Sunday of Easter
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
 
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Acts 8:26–40 E:  1 John 4:7–21
G:  John 15:1–8
Setting: Mass in G – Schubert
At the Offertory: A new song – MacMillan
 
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1:  Isaiah 60:1–14 2:  Revelation 3:1–13
Responses: Smith
Canticles: Magnificat 8 – Marenzio
Nunc Dimittis 8 – Palestrina
Anthem: Laudibus in sanctis – Byrd

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Church Diary 30th
Mon 30th S. Erconwald, Bishop of London, c. 693
       

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Key Dates in 2018


March
Thu 29th Maundy Thursday
0830 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
2000 Solemn Eucharist, with Mandatum and Watch The Great
Fri 30th Good Friday
1130 Butterworth Charity Churchyard
Noon Solemn Liturgy of the Passion The Great
1900 Tenebræ The Great
Sat 31st Holy Saturday
2100 The Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter The Great
April
Sun 1st EASTER DAY
0900 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns & Easter Egg Hunt The Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist with renewal of baptismal covenant The Great
1830 Solemn Festal Choral Evensong, Sermon, & Benediction The Great
May
Thu 10th ASCENSION DAY
Sun 13th Sunday of the Ascension
0900 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns The Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist The Great
1830 Choral Evensong, Sermon, & Benediction The Great
Sun 20th PENTECOST: Whitsunday
0900 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns The Less
1100 Procession & Solemn Eucharist with Pentecostal Annointing The Great
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon The Great
Sun 27th TRINITY SUNDAY
0900 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns The Less
1100 Procession & Solemn Eucharist The Great
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon The Great
Thu 31st Corpus Christi & Feast of the Visitation of ther Blessed Virgin Mary
June
Sun 3rd Sunday of Corpus et Sanguinis Christi
0900 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns The Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction The Great
1830 Choral Evensong, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction The Great
Further details for the remainder of 2018 will be posted here as soon as they have been worked out with our new Rector, Fr Marcus Walker