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

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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

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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.

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25th February 2018
Second Sunday in Lent

09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock

10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in The Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate, The Hospitaller

11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker, The Rector
Readings: 1:  Genesis 17:1–7,15–16 E:  Romans 4:13–25
G:  Mark 8:31–38
Setting: Missa Brevis – Seiber
At the Offertory: Communion – Kodály
Postlude: Fugue in F minor BWV534 – Johann Sebastian Bach

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

18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
Readings: 1:  Genesis 12:1–9 2:  Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16
Responses: Tomkins
Canticles: The First Service – Tomkins
Anthem: Salvator mundi – Blow

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