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The Quire of the Priory Church during Easter Saint Bartholomew the Great is one of London's oldest churches. Founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, it has been in continuous use since 1143. It is an Anglican/Episcopal Church in that part of London known as the City.

The Smithfield area, which includes St Bartholomew's Hospital and Smithfield Market, contains a large number of restaurants, bars & pubs. At its heart is a church built when Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, was King. It survived the Great Fire of 1666 and both World Wars unscathed.

Today the Church is noted for its wonderful architecture, traditional formal worship, marvellous music and intelligent preaching. It has appeared in many films including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Amazing Grace, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The Other Boleyn Girl, as well as in many television programmes, including The Hollow Crown.

The Revd Martin Dudley BD MSc MTh PhD FSA FRHistS AKC is the 25th Rector since the Reformation.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ongoing Items

Click here to see information about the installation of Sophie Arkette's Colloquy in the Priory Church

Click here to see information about the Pilgrimage to Jerusalem in October 2014

Current Announcements

What next after Holy Week & Easter?

It was wonderful to see so many people at our Holy Week & Easter services. There were many familiar faces, but also many new ones. If you are wondering what happens next, we would like to draw your attention to some forthcoming dates. There are a further five Sundays to come in the season of Easter. After that comes a kind of mini-season of special Sundays:
Sunday, 1st June is the Sunday of the Ascension of the Lord
This is the day we celebrate the ending of Jesus's physical ministry here on earth, when he parted from his disciples and was taken into heaven.
Sunday, 8th June is Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday
This is the day we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming to the disciples in fulfilment of Jesus's promise to send them "another Comforter".
Sunday, 22 June is the Sunday of the Feast of Corpus et Sanguinis Christi
This is the Sunday on which we celebrate the Holy Sacrament, given by Jesus at the Last Supper and the bedrock of Christian worship ever since.
Sunday, 29th June is the Feast Day of Ss. Peter & Paul, Apostles
On this day, we remember S. Peter, on whom Jesus said he would build his church; and S. Paul, who spread the Christian message especially to the Gentiles. This is also the day on which we especially think of the clergy, because it is a traditional time for ordinations.
If you enjoyed our liturgy and music during Holy Week and Easter, there is more of the same throughout the season of Easter and through all these special Sundays, each of which is made special in its own particular way.

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Christopher Green

www.christophergreen.info
The picture above by Christopher Green is currently being exhibited in the Cloister Café just by the piano at the entrance.
Click the picture to see a larger image of this remarkable piece.
Click here for more information about Christopher Green

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HRH Prince Charles & the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers

HRH Prince Charles
On Thursday, 3rd April 2014, HRH Prince Charles came to the Priory Church for a service of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, at which he presented them with their Royal Charter.

Click here to see a gallery of photographs from the occasion and a video of the event from The Daily Telegraph

Click here for more information about the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers

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Become a Friend of S. Bartholomew the Great

The Friends are a constant support to the heritage aspect of the Church's life and make it possible to conserve our fabrics and plate, make essential repairs, provide safe and sensible storage, and provide interpretation materials. If you love S. Bartholomew the Great, we urge you to join the Friends and we are recruiting throughout Lent. You can find a "Friends' Table" at our services where there is a great deal of helpful material on this subject, and we do encourage you to visit this.
You can also click here to learn more by visiting the Friends' page on this website.

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Help to Elect the PCC

Membership of the Priory Church is based on the Electoral Roll, and gives you, among other things, the right to take part in electing the PCC and Churchwardens. You will also need to be on the Electoral Roll if you would like to stand as a candidate yourself. If you are over 16, baptized, resident in the parish or habitually worship here, you will qualify to be entered onto the Roll.

It also creates a virtual non-geographic parish conferring rights to baptism, marriage and funerals at S. Bartholomew the Great.

This year's Annual Parochial Church Meeting at which members of the PCC are elected takes place on April 30th at 7:00pm in the Cloister Café – the bar will be open! If you want to qualify to stand or to vote at that meeting, you need to join the Electoral Roll no later than Monday, 14th April 2014.

Please contact the Parish Office for a physical enrolment form, or you can download one here and send it to the Parish Office or hand it in at church. More information is available by clicking this link

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Voluntary Choir Choral Evensong: Sunday, 27th April 2014

We have been planning to get a voluntary choir established for some time, and at last we are going to do it. This is for anybody who would like to sing in a choral service in the church from time to time – initially we are thinking of three or four times per year. The first of these services is going to be Evensong on Low Sunday, 27th April 2014. Because not all those who would like to sing have the same level of experience, we are offering two approaches to joining in with this opportunity. If you are an experienced singer, probably with good sight-singing skills, and have a track record of being able to do this, you are welcome just to arrive on the Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm for a rehearsal before Evensong (tea/coffee will be available in the Cloister Café between the rehearsal and the service). For those who feel they would like a little more preparation, there will also be two ninety-minute note-learning sessions in the Cloister, one on Friday 11th April at 6:00pm, and the other on Friday, 25th April, also at 6:00pm. The time has been set so that people can come straight on from work on their way home.
If you would like to take part in this service, would you please email Zoë MacMillan at zoe.mcmillan@btinternet.com to let her know that you will be taking part and which rehearsals you will be attending.

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Florian Rago
Solo Violin Concert by Florian Rago on May 9th

Florian Rago, the young virtuoso violinist, will give a recital at the Priory Church
on Friday, 9th May 2014, 7:00pm.

The programme will be as follows:
Caprice no.24 op.1 – Nicolo Paganini
Fantasy on the Sextet from Donizetti's 'Lucia de Lammermoor' – Leon de St Lubin
Sarabande from Partita for solo violin no.1 BWV 1002 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Last Rose of Summer Variations – Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Andante from Sonata for solo violin no.2 BWV 1003 – Johann Sebastian Bach
La Cumparsita – Gerardo Matos Rodriguez arr V.Zito
Malincolnia from Sonata for solo violin no.2 op.27 – Eugene Ysaÿe
Sonata for solo violin no.3 op.27 'Ballade' – Eugene Ysaÿe

Tickets can be ordered on-line by clicking on this text

Click here for a biography of Florian Rago

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Murder in the Cathedral
Murder in the Cathedral – T.S. Eliot

From Friday, 16th May 2014 to Saturday, 14th June 2014, the Priory Church will be the venue for a dramatic production of T.S. Eliot's account of a Plantagenet King, Knights in Armour, and an Archbishop's Bloody Death, Murder in the Cathedral. The production is being presented by the Little Spaniel Theatre, which is based in North London and specializes in the staging of classical European plays, with a strong focus on Renaissance drama. They are also a drama school, teaching all aspects of classical acting and text work.

The Director is Cecilia Dorland, music by Jean-Philippe Martinez.
In the cast: Ava Amande , Martin Aukland, Cristina Basche, Clare Brice, Pip Brignall, Anna Buckland, Tyrone Coogan, Edward Fisher, Eluned Hawkins, Claire-Monique Martin, Daniel Osgerby, Damian Regan, Edmund Sage-Green, Jack Cooper Stimpson, & Tom Wharnsby

Performances: Mon–Sat at 7:30 pm, Sat 17, 24 May & 14 June at 3:00pm
The Cloister Café will be open before and after each show

Click here for online ticket booking

Click here or on the poster above to see a larger version

Click here if you would like to see a flyer about this production

Click here if you would like to see the press release about this production

Click here to go to the website of the Little Spaniel Theatre

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Music Notes
Click the links below to view:
Music Notes Archives 2013/2014

Monthly Church Diary
NB These diary files are correct as at the time the printed version (available at the entrance desk) goes to print.
Please check the live diary below for any new bookings or changes to the church's schedule.

Click the link below to view:
Church Diary for April 2014
Church Diary for March 2014
For the diaries for earlier months, please click here to go to our archive page

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Church Diary 21st to 26th
Mon 21st Easter Monday
We wish all our friends on holiday this Easter Monday a very happy and enjoyable day
All Day Please note, the Church Administration Office will be closed today
10:00am–4:00pm Church open – Please note special hours
10:00am–4:00pm Cloister Café open – Please note special hours
       
Tue 22nd All Day Please note, the Church Administration Office will be closed today
  10:00am–4:00pm Church open – Please note special hours 
10:00am–4:00pm Cloister Café open – Please note special hours
       
Wed 23rd S. George, Patron of England
We wish all our friends in England a very happy S. George's Day
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
       
Thu 24th
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
2:30pm We welcome a visit by The West Suffolk Association of the National Trust
Click here for more information about The West Suffolk Association of the National Trust
5:30pm We welcome a visit by Art History UK
Click here for more information about Art History UK
       
Fri 25th
1:00pm Lunchtime recital: Bold as Brass Ensemble
The concert itself is free, so the only cost is the usual £4 admission charge for access to the building. The Cloister Café will also be open throughout.
Programme:
          French Dances – Gervaise/Attaignant
          Leviathan – Denegri
          Hungarian Rhapsody – Liszt arr. Bissill
          Moon River – Mancini arr. L. Paul
          Earle of Oxford's March – Byrd, arr. Howarth
          Sunny – Eacott arr. Powell
          Norwegian Wood – McCartny/Lennon arr. Bissil
          Elsa's Procession – Wagner arr. Green
Biography:
The Bold as Brass Ensemble formed in late 2010, when all 10 members began studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then the group has gone from strength to strength, performing a wide variety of musical styles and genres, from Jazz to Baroque, Twentieth Century to Pop. Recent concerts include performances at LSO St Luke's, pre-concert for Valery Gergiev's 60th birthday gala concert with the LSO, and Philip Jones Memorial Concert. The Group has also played the music of Peter Warlock for the Peter Warlock Society in Chelsea, and provided light music at the Sport Relief Mile on The Mall.This year the group was honoured to be invited to provide both ceremonial and light music for the Guildhall School's annual graduation ceremony, performing in the presence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London in the Great Hall in the Guildhall.
Group members:
          Trumpets: James Davison, Adam Chatterton, Verity Jacklin, Chloë Abbott
          Horn: Alex Wide
          Tuba: George Ellis
          Trombones: Ieuan Williams, Sion Jones, Jamie Pimenta, Yusuf Narcin
Click here to see more information about Bold as Brass on their Facebook Page
6:00pm Voluntary Choir rehearsal in the Cloister
Please note, the bar and Café facilities will remain open throughout
       
Sat 26th
11:00am Marriage Blessing
Dele & Tola Balogun
2:00pm Wedding
Daniel McLoughlin & Maryam Ziarati
4:00pm Wedding
Spencer Summerfield & Laura Brocklehurst
       

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Sunday, 27th , The Second Sunday of Easter – Low Sunday
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
10:00am Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
Celebrant: The Revd Mark Young, The Pastor
11:00am Procession & Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa Quarta – Palestrina
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
At the Offertory: Quia vidisti me – Marenzio
Voluntary: Prelude in C minor, BWV 546 – Johann Sebastian Bach
6:30pm Choral Evensong & Sermon
Sung by the Voluntary Choir
Canticles: Evening Service in G – Sumsion
Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus – Elgar
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in G Major, Op37/#2 – Mendelssohn

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Church Diary 28th to 3rd
Mon 28th S. Mark, Evangelist (transferred)
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
7:00pm Meeting of the Farringdon Ward Club in the Cloister
Click here for more information about the Farringdon Ward Club
       
Tue 29th Holy Abbots of Cluny
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
10:00am We welcome a guided tour by London Walks
Click here for more information about London Walks
7:00pm Exploring Marriage II in the Cloister
       
Wed 30th S. Erconwald, Bishop of London, c. 693  
Please note: The church main building will to be closed all day today for filming. If you were thinking of visiting us today, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and hope we can welcome you on another occassion.

However, the Cloister Café will remain open as usual today, and all visitors are most welcome.
All Day Church closed
6:30pm Meeting of the PCC of S. Bartholomew the Great at S. Bartholomew the Less
7:00pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting of S. Bartholomew the Great in the Cloister
       
Thu 1st Ss Philip & James, Apostles
Please note: Both the church building and the Cloister Café will be closed all day today for filming. If you were thinking of visiting us today, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and hope we can welcome you on another occasion.
All Day Church and Cloister Café closed
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
       
Fri 2nd S. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373
11:30am Marriage Blessing
Miyagi
Noon–5:00pm A rehearsal for Murder in the Cathedral will be taking place in the church.
The building and Café will remain open throughout.
Click here to see more information about Murder in the Cathedral
       
Sat 3rd The Invention of the Holy Cross
(In this context, "Invention" means "Finding" or "Discovery")
Noon Wedding: Dowsett & Liao
2:30pm Wedding: Peile & Ibry
       

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Sunday, 4th , The Third Sunday of Easter
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
10:00am Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00am Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa Tempore Paschali – Gombert
At the Offertory: Surrexit pastor bonus – L'Héritier
Voluntary: Toccata in F, BWV 540 – Johann Sebastian Bach
6:30pm Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Canticles: Evening Service in Bb – Stanford
Anthem: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem – Stanford
At Benediction: O salutaris – Elgar & Tantum ergo – Fauré
Voluntary: Allegro mæstoso e vivace from Sonata IV – Mendelssohn

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Church Diary 5th to 10th
Mon 5th
9:00am–5:00pm A rehearsal for Murder in the Cathedral will be taking place in the church.
The building and Café will remain open throughout.
Click here to see more information about Murder in the Cathedral
       
Tue 6th
11:00am–5:00pm A rehearsal for Murder in the Cathedral will be taking place in the church.
The building and Café will remain open throughout.
Click here to see more information about Murder in the Cathedral
       
Wed 7th
11:30am We welcome a visit from a group under the aegis of Art Fund (Buckinghamshire)
Click here to see more information about this event and Art Fund
2:00pm–5:00pm A rehearsal for Murder in the Cathedral will be taking place in the church.
The building and Café will remain open throughout.
Click here to see more information about Murder in the Cathedral
       
Thu 8th
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
       
Fri 9th S. Gregory of Nazianzus, 389
10:00am–3:00pm A rehearsal for Murder in the Cathedral will be taking place in the church.
The building and Café will remain open throughout.
Click here to see more information about Murder in the Cathedral
7:00pm
Florian Rago
A concert of music for the Solo Violin
Performed by the virtuoso violinist Florian Rago
Programme:
Caprice no.24 op.1 – Nicolo Paganini
Fantasy on the Sextet from Donizetti's 'Lucia de Lammermoor' – Leon de St Lubin
Sarabande from Partita for solo violin no.1 BWV 1002 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Last Rose of Summer Variations – Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Andante from Sonata for solo violin no.2 BWV 1003 – Johann Sebastian Bach
La Cumparsita – Gerardo Matos Rodriguez arr V.Zito
Malincolnia from Sonata for solo violin no.2 op.27 – Eugene Ysaÿe
Sonata for solo violin no.3 op.27 'Ballade' – Eugene Ysaÿe
Tickets can be ordered on-line by clicking on this text
Click here for a biography of Florian Rago
       
Sat 10th
2:00pm Marriage Blessing
4:00pm Wedding: Howell-Richardson & Sanchez-Blanco
       

Sunday, 11th , The Fourth Sunday of Easter
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
10:00am Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00am Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa Phillippus II Rex Hispaniæ – Escobedo
At the Offertory: Surrexit pastor bonus – Lassus
Voluntary: Toccata from Suite Gothique – Boëllmann
6:30pm Choral Evensong & Sermon
Canticles: Short Evening Services – Ayleward
Anthem: Good Christian men rejoice and sing – Bullock
Voluntary: Introduction–Choral & Menuet Gothique from Suite Gothique – Boëllmann

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Church Diary 12th to 17th
Mon 12th
10:00am–5:00pm A rehearsal for Murder in the Cathedral will be taking place in the church.
The building and Café will remain open throughout.
Click here to see more information about Murder in the Cathedral
       
Tue 13th
10:00am–5:00pm A rehearsal for Murder in the Cathedral will be taking place in the church.
The building and Café will remain open throughout.
Click here to see more information about Murder in the Cathedral
       
Wed 14th
Hospital View Day Service
Deatails will be posted as soon as available
       
Thu 15th 8:30–10:00am – Please note shortened opening hours today
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
10:00am–5:00pm The church will be closed for these hours for a rehearsal of Murder in the Cathedral. If you were intending to visit us during these hours, we apologize for any inconvenience and hope that we may be able to welcome you at another time.
Click here to see more information about Murder in the Cathedral
       
Fri 16th 8:30–10:00am – Please note shortened opening hours today
10:00am–6:00pm The church will be closed for these hours for a rehearsal of Murder in the Cathedral. If you were intending to visit us during these hours, we apologize for any inconvenience and hope that we may be able to welcome you at another time.
Click here to see more information about Murder in the Cathedral
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Sat 17th
3:00pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       

Sunday, 18th , The Fifth Sunday of Easter
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
10:00am Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00am Solemn Eucharist & 600 Squadron Association Annual Service
Setting: Mass for Five Voices – Byrd
At the Offertory: Christus resurgens – Lassus
Voluntary: Prelude on 'Eternity thou Word of Power' – Karg-Elert
6:30pm Choral Evensong & Sermon
Canticles: Winchester Setting – Howells
Anthem: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Howells
Voluntary: Siciliano for a High Ceremony – Howells

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Church Diary 19th to 24th
Mon 19th S. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
12:30pm We welcome a visit from a group under the aegis of Art Fund (Buckinghamshire)
Click here to see more information about this event and Art Fund
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Tue 20th
3:00pm Wir begrüßen den Besuch einer Gruppe von der Liebfrauenschule Oldenburg
We welcome the visit of a group from the Liebfrauenschule in Oldenburg
Click here for more information about the Liefrauenschule Oldenburg
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Wed 21st
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Thu 22nd
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
11:00am We welcome the visit of a group from Boston University
Click here for more information about Boston University
1:10pm
Furman Singers
Lunchtime Recital by the Furman Singers
from Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina USA
They will be conducted by their Director, Hugh Ferguson Floyd.
The programme includes works by European and American composers
African-American Spirituals and popular secular songs.
The concert will last for 40 minutes, and tickets are just £3.50, available at the door.
The Cloister Café will be open before and after the concert and an excellent lunch can be obtained there at very reasonable cost.
Click this text or the poster on the left to open it full-size
Click here for more information about Furman University
Click here for more information about the Furman Singers
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Fri 23rd
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Sat 24th
3:00pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       

Sunday, 25th , The Sixth Sunday of Easter
The church is open 8:30am–8:00pm
9:00am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
9:30am–6:30pm Cloister Café open
10:00am Family Eucharist with hymns at S. Bartholomew the Less
11:00am Solemn Eucharist
Setting: Missa Ecce quam bonum – Clemens non Papa
At the Offertory: Regina Cæli – Aichinger
Voluntary: Prelude in E minor BWV 548 – Johann Sebastian Bach
6:30pm Choral Evensong & Sermon
Canticles: Second Service – Gibbons
Anthem: O God, thou art my God – Purcell
Voluntary: Concerto in A minor (after Vivaldi) BWV 593 – Johann Sebastian Bach

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Church Diary 26th to 31st
Mon 26th S. Augustine of Canterbury, 605
Today is a Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom. We wish all on holiday a very enjoyable day.
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Tue 27th
10:00am We welcome a guided tour by London Walks
Click here for more information about London Walks
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Wed 28th S. Germanus, Bishop of Paris, 576
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Thu 29th
8:30am Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Fri 30th The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       
Sat 31st
2:00pm Wedding: Macpherson & D'Ouza
7:30pm Performance: Murder in the CathedralT.S. Eliot
Presented by The Little Spaniel Theatre
Click here to see more information and links, including for on-line ticketing
       

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Family Eucharist

A Family Eucharist is held at St Bartholomew the Less most Sundays of the year at 10.00am.
Please click on this link for more details


Joining the Electoral Roll

Membership of the Priory Church is based on the Electoral Roll, and gives you, among other things, the right to take part in electing the PCC and Churchwardens. If you are over 16, baptised, resident in the parish or habitually worshipping here, you will qualify to be entered onto the Roll. Please contact the Parish Office for an enrolment form, or you can download one here and send it to the Parish Office or hand it in at church. More information is available by clicking this link


Grants & Gifts towards our Music

The Priory Church is very grateful to the Trusts, companies, and individuals mentioned below for grants and gifts that are supporting the musical life of the church:


The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, for a grant to enable us to purchase music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Click here for details about the Trust

The Ouseley Trust, for a grant for the purchase of music
Click here for details about the Trust


Music Sales Ltd, Music Publishers
Click here for details about Music Sales
The Edition Peters Group, Music Publishers
Click here for details about the Edition Peters Group
for significant donations of music for our services

Oxford University Press, Music Publishing Department
Click here for details about OUP Music Department
for considerable assistance with acquiring music for our services


Dr Monica Darnbrough
and a number of anonymous donors

for donations to the Heritage Trust to support the performance of music in the Priory Church


We are very grateful to all our donors who make it possible for us to continue a high standard of music in this special place.


Booking the Priory Church

If you would like to book the Priory Church for a Group Tour, for a concert or other kind of performance, or for filming or a photoshoot, we have application forms for each of these that can be downloaded from here, filled in, and emailed to us. These are for Microsoft Word, so you will only be able to use them if your software is able to work with such files. Please note: filling in a form and sending it in doesn't mean acceptance. It must first be confirmed by the Parish Office in writing.

Group Visit Booking Form

Concert & Performance Booking Form

Film & Photoshoot Booking Form

Click here to see how to contact us


Our Charities

• The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great (Registered Charity No. 1128471) is run by the elected PCC (Parochial Church Council) & church officers and exists to promote the whole work of the church.

• The St Bartholomew the Great Heritage Trust (Registered Charity No. 283623) is run by a board of Trustees independent of the PCC. It exists to maintain, preserve and improve the fabric, ornaments, furniture and monuments of the church. It is not itself a religious charity.


Become a Friend of St Bartholomew's

The Friends are an essential part of the Trust providing ongoing annual revenue, enabling the trustees to plan for future projects.
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Key Dates at the Priory Church in 2014


30th April Annual Parochial Church Meeting, Deanery Synod & PCC Elections
8th June Pentecost (Whitsunday)
22nd June Corpus et Sanguinis Christi
29th June Ss. Peter & Paul, Apostles
24th August S. Bartholomew the Apostle – Feast of Title
31st August Feast of Dedication of the Priory Church
14th September Holy Cross Day
21st September Founder's Day
12th October Feast of Our Lady's Appearance to Canon Hubert
21st October Start of Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
2nd November Sunday of All Saints
9th November Remembrance Sunday
30th November Advent Sunday
25th December Christmas Day
which falls on a Thursday this year

Key Dates at the Priory Church in 2015


18th February Ash Wednesday
15th March Mothering Sunday
29th March Palm Sunday
2nd April Maundy Thursday
3rd April Good Friday
4th April Holy Saturday
5th April Easter Day

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