The High Altar of the Priory Church
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great

Click here
for more about our churches

Lent to Easter 2018

Click here or on the image
to see our brochure:
Lent, Passiontide
and Easter 2018

welcome to our website

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

Click here
to join our mailing list
Click here
to see our privacy policy

Next Concert

Click here to see the Guildhall Alumni Choir flyer

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 because 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.

SBG Logo
Church Diary
& list of important dates

SBG Logo

SBG Logo
Visiting Great
St Bartholomew

SBG Logo
Booking to use
the Church

SBG Logo
Membership, Elections, PCC, Churchwardens
Lent to Easter 2018 Click here to see our brochure: Lent to Easter 2018

25th March 2018

0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Mark Young

There is no Family Eucharist this week in The Less
Please join us instead for the Palm Procession from The Less at 1100

1100 Blessing of Palms & Procession to The Great starting in The Less
Hosanna to the son of David – Weelkes
Reading: Matthew 21:1–11
Pueri Hebræorum portantes – Schubert

1115 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Reading: Philippians 2:5–11
Setting: Communion Service in E – Darke
Passion according to S. Matthew Victoria
Click here for the Music Notes for Palm Sunday

Refreshments are available in the Cloister after the service.
Please do come along!

1830 Into the Hands of Sinners: The Passion of Christ in Words and Music
Hosanna to the Son of David – Weelkes
Vinea mea electa – Poulenc
O sacrum convivium – Vytautas Miškinis
O vos omnes – Casals
Astiterunt reges terræ – Victoria
Passion narrative from S. Matthew – Victoria
Civitas sancti tui – Byrd
Click here for the Music Notes for Palm Sunday

Click the readings to see the texts we will be using

SBG Logo
& Announcements

SBG Logo
Artworks in
the Church

SBG Logo
Our Donors
& Partners

SBG Logo
Music &
Music Notes

SBG Logo
City Music Society lunchtime concerts