The High Altar of the Priory Church
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great
Photo: Andrea Liu

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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 was also founded in 1123 as Chapel of the Holy Cross, and 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 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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Tenebrae Events at The Great


25th June 2017


09:00 Holy Eucharist
in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Peter Delaney

10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in The Less
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies

11:00 Solemn Eucharist, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction
at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: Fr Peter Delaney
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: 1: Jeremiah 20:7–13 E: Romans 6:1b–11 G: Matthew 10:24–29
Setting: Missa Sanctæ Margaretæ – Gabriel Jackson
At the Offertory: O nata lux – Ben Parry
Postlude: Dedication March – William Lloyd-Webber
Music Notes for the Second Sunday after Trinity

18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: Readings: 1: 2 Samuel 24:1–17 2: Luke 14:12–24
Responses: Byrd
Canticles: The Second Service – Gibbons
Anthem: O clap your hands – Gibbons
Postlude: Concerto in C BWV 595 – Johann Sebastian Bach

Music Notes for the Second Sunday after Trinity

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