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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Lent to Easter 2018 Click here to see our brochure: Lent to Easter 2018

18th March 2018
Fifth Sunday in Lent

0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector

1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in The Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate, The Hospitaller

1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Jeremiah 31:31–34 E:  Hebrews 5:5–10
G:  John 12:20–33
Setting: Missa brevis – Palestrina
At the Offertory: Drop, drop slow tears – Walton
Postlude: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß BWV622 – Johann Sebastian Bach
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Refreshments are available in the Cloister after the service.
Please do come along!

1400 Lent Art Group 2/4 in the Cloister of The Great
Presented by Fr Peter Delaney
A second opportunity to hear Fr Peter's second illustrated talk in the series,
after its first presentation was severely affected by the recent cold weather.
A light sandwich lunch will be available.

1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1:  Exodus 7:8–24 2:  Romans 5:12–21
Responses: Tomkins
Canticles: The Sixth Service – Weelkes
Anthem: When David heard – Weelkes
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