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West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS  
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Welcome to the website of the Parish of Great St Bartholomew

The High Altar of the Priory Church The Hospital Church of St Bartholomew the Less
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great
Photo: Anthony Harbison
The Hospital Church of St Bartholomew the Less
Photo: Andrea Liu

The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great is London's oldest surviving church. Founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, it has been in continuous use since 1143. It is an active Anglican/Episcopal Church located in the part of London known as The City.


Originally known as the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and founded nearby in 1123, the Hospital Church of St Bartholomew the Less, just inside the hospital gates, moved to its present site in 1184. It was called the Less just to distinguish it from its larger neighbour.


On 1st June 2015, the two parishes formed the new united benefice of Great St Bartholomew, which now contains both churches. The Parish Church is St Bartholomew the Great, while St Bartholomew the Less is what is known as a Chapel of Ease – this means it is a church provided primarily for the convenience of those close to it, in this case especially those working or present as patients in the hospital.


The Smithfield area, which includes St Bartholomew's Hospital and Smithfield Market, has a large number of restaurants, bars and pubs both north and south of the Market. At the heart of it all is the Priory Church (that is, the Great), which was built when Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, was King of England. It survived the Great Fire of 1666, and the bombs dropped in Zeppelin raids in World War I and during the Blitz in World War II. In the late 19th century, it was renovated and restored to its medieval plan as far as possible by Sir Aston Webb, his first major restoration project. Drawing on their nearly 900-year history, our Churches today are noted today for their remarkable architecture, traditional formal worship, marvellous music and intelligent preaching.


The area around the churches is now in the process of changing significantly, and this expected to make the area even more active than it has been until now. To the north of the church, the new Crossrail Farringdon Station is being built. Crossrail expects that 140 trains per hour will travel through the new interchange, which will link Thameslink, Crossrail and the Underground networks. It will also be possible to reach three of London's airports from there. Farringdon will be one of London's busiest stations, and is likely to increase visitors to the area very considerably. To the south of the church, Helical Bar and The Baupost Group of Boston will be re-developing former hospital buildings on Bartholomew Close and Little Britain. When finished, these are expected to comprise 236 new apartments, 21,400m2 of office space, and 2,200m2 of retail space.


The church has appeared in many films, including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Amazing Grace, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl, Muppets: Most Wanted, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sherlock Holmes, Jude, The End of the Affair, and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, many TV shows, including Richard II from the BBC's The Hollow Crown, the BBC's Edwin Drood, and the T-Mobile Royal Wedding Advertisement, with more shows and films now in post-production.


The Revd Martin Dudley BD MSc MTh PhD DArts FSA FRHistS AKC was the 25th Rector of St Bartholomew the Great since the Reformation
is currently the 1st Rector of Great St Bartholomewsince 1st June 2015
and will be leaving the parish on 31st December 2016
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The Policy of the Priory Church

SUNDAY IN GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW

Sunday, 2nd October 2016
The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

 ALL SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 
 WILL BE IN ST BARTHOLOMEW THE LESS 
 PLEASE ALSO NOTE SPECIAL START TIMES 


08:45 Holy Eucharist
in St Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller

09:45 Family Eucharist
in St Bartholomew the Less
Celebrant: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller

11:00 Solemn Eucharist
in St Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Setting: Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
"Kleine Orgelmesse" – Haydn
At the Offertory: Ave verum – Mozart
Postlude: Ciacona in E minor BuxWV 160 – Buxtehude

18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon
in St Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in E
Samuel Sebstian Wesley
Anthem: In exitu Israel – Samuel Wesley
Postlude: Voluntary in D minor – Stanley


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Revd Dr Martin Dudley
25th Rector of St Bartholomew the Great
1st Rector of Great St Bartholomew
announces his resignation

The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, Rector at St Bartholomew the Great since 1995, informed the PCC on 8th September that he would be leaving the Parish on 31st December this year. Dr Dudley said: 'It is twenty-one years since I came to St Bartholomew's and much has been achieved in that time in re-establishing the catholic tradition here, based on traditional, formal liturgy, excellent music and intelligent preaching. The idea of uniting the Great and the Less, enshrined in an Act of Parliament in 1904, was achieved in 2015 with a new commitment to bringing spiritual support to the Hospital. Much has been done, though much also remains to be done, towards remedying defects in the fabric of our historic buildings and to ensure they are fit for purpose. The Great Project, an ambitious ten-year scheme to resolve structural concerns and to provide better facilities for all who come to the Priory Church, together with a new pipe organ, is ready to commence. This seems to me to be a good time to change the leadership of the Parish. I too have a number of personal ambitions that cannot be achieved together with the commitments involved in being Rector, including the timely completion of my research project at the University of Helsinki, and the publication of the fruits of my studies in church history, liturgy and theology, including a new history of St Bartholomew the Great. After helpful meetings with the Archdeacon of London and the Dean of Westminster, I have submitted my resignation to the Bishop of London, which he has accepted. It is effective from 31st December but my last service as Rector will be the Livery Nine Lessons and Carols on 20th December. Thereafter I shall be, at least for a time, an active priest who is also an independent scholar and writer. In the next three and a half months I shall do everything possible to ensure the future well-being of the Parish of Great Saint Bartholomew.'

An event is being organized for the evening of Friday, 16th December 2016, to mark Dr Dudley's departure
More details will be posted here in due course

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City Music Society Lunchtime Concerts at the Priory Church
for their autumn season

The acclaimed weekly series of free lunchtime concerts organized by the City Music Society on Fridays are now back at the Priory Church. The details can be found in the diary below. These concerts are a wonderful experience, being – to say the least – exceedingly good value, shaped to fit into a city lunchtime, performed by some of today's finest younger musicians, and heard in the beautiful and history-laden setting of the Priory Church. Lunch can be obtained in the Cloister Café before and after each concert.

Click here for more information about City Music Society Lunchtime Concerts

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Plaque to Commemorate David Trendell 1964–2014
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All donations very gratefully received

Plaque to commemorate David Trendell
David Trendell
David Trendell was a much-loved, respected, and admired Director of Music at St Bartholomew the Great from 1996 until 2009. He was the first Director of a then new professional choir that has sung at the church ever since he first called it together. The performances they gave under his direction were as remarkable for the performers as they were for the congregations that heard them. He added enormously to the experience and quality of the sacred liturgies of the church.

David's sudden death at the end of October 2014 was an enormous shock for all his many friends and everyone who appreciated his work. The Parish of Great St Bartholomew is commissioning a plaque to be placed on the wall of the church Cloister, between plaques that commemorate two other great Directors of Music at the Church, Paul Steinitz, who was there from 1949 to 1961, and Brian Brockless, who was Director twice, from 1961 to 1969, and from 1979 to 1995.

David's music was a service to the church and to the community, and we want to give an opportunity for everyone who would like to do this to be able to contribute to a permanent memorial to him at Great St Bartholomew. As with the other two plaques, David's will be made from slate into which gilded letters are cut.

In order to make this as convenient as possible, we have established a JustGiving.com page where donations can be made. Click here to go to our JustGiving.com page to donate

Alternatively you can give by texting TREN01 and the amount you wish to give to 70070 – so, for example, you might text TREN01 £10 to 70070

Thank you for any donation you feel able to give for David to be commemorated in this way.

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Mission Action Plan 2016–2021

The PCC of Great Saint Bartholomew has prepared a draft text of a new Mission Acton Plan for the period 2016–2021 which is now being circulated for consultation. Any comments on or suggested alterations to the text should be sent to the Rector – click here to email rector@greatstbarts.com – by 3 September 2016. They will be discussed by the PCC on 8 September.

Click here to see the Mission Action Plan 2016–2021 v.1

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Next Rahere Singers' Service: Sunday, 6th November 2016 at 11:00

The Choral Evensong to be sung by the Rahere Singers on Sunday, September 25th has regretfully had to be cancelled, as too many choir members were unbale to make it this time. We apologize for the disappointment to everyone who was looking forward to it.
The service will be sung by the Church Choir instead.

As a result, the next Rahere Singers dates are as follows:

Sunday, 6th November 2016 (Trinity XXIV) at 11:00: Eucharist
This will be the first time the Singers have sung a Eucharist at the Priory Church.
Rehearsals at 18:00 on Friday, 21st October & Friday 4th November in 'The Great'
Sunday rehearsal on 6th November at 09:30 starting in the Crypt, and from 10:00 in the church

Repertoire
Setting: Messe Breve No 7 in C "aux chapelles" – Gounod
At the Offertory: Ave verum – Elgar

Sunday, 11th December 2016 (Advent III) at 18:30
This is the Mid-Advent Carol Service, when the Rahere Singers and the Church Choir join forces
and create a special service for the Third Sunday of Advent based around the 'O Antiphons'
Rehearsals at 18:00 on 25th November in 'The Great' & 9th December in 'The Less'
Sunday rehearsal on 11th December at 17:00 in 'The Great'


The administration of these services is undertaken by Roy Sully.
If you would like to take part in either or both of them, please contact him by writing an email to
roysully@btinternet.com.

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Music Notes
Music Notes for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
Click here for the Music Notes Archive 2015/2016

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.

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Church Diary for October 2016
Church Diary for September 2016
For the diaries for earlier months, please click here to go to our archive page

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which includes the week's calendar and notes about the Sunday music
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DAY BY DAY IN THE PARISH OF GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW
Except where indicated, all events take place in the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great


Church Diary 26th to 30th
Mon 26th
16:00 Annual service of the Worshipful Company of Founders
Click here for more information about the Worshipful Company of Founders
       
Tue 27th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 28th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Thu 29th S. Michael & All Angels
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
       
Fri 30th
13:05 City Music Society Lunchtime Concert

Martin James Bartlett piano
Martin James Bartlett
Mozart Sonata in A minor K310
Schumann, transcribed Liszt Widmung
Barber Sonata Op.26

Since winning the BBC Young Musician competition in May 2014, at the tender age of 17, Martin James Bartlett has experienced a whirlwind existence, performing in major concert halls and festivals and, in April 2015, making his Royal Albert Hall debut with the RPO. While still studying at the Royal College of Music, Martin performed Rhapsody in Blue at the Proms. For us he performs a masterpiece of American music, Samuel Barber's Sonata, premiered by Vladimir Horowitz in 1950, in total contrast to Mozart's elegant, majestic and dignified A minor gem, written in the shadow of Mozart's mother's death in 1778.

Click here for more information about City Music Society Lunchtime Concerts
       
Sat 1st
14:00 Wedding of Martin Tidd & Hemena Laronde
       

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Sunday, 2nd 2016, The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
NB ALL SERVICES TODAY WILL BE IN ST BARTHOLOMW THE LESS
PLEASE ALSO NOTE REVISED SERVICE TIMES IN THE MORNING
ST BARTHOLOMEW THE GREAT WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY
THE CLOISTER CAFE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED ALL DAY
08:45 Holy Eucharist in 'The Less'
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
09:45 Family Eucharist with hymns in 'The Less'
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
11:00 Solemn Eucharist in 'The Less'
Setting: Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo "Kleine Orgelmesse" – Haydn
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
At the Offertory: Ave verum – Mozart
Postlude: Ciacona in E minor BuxWV 160 – Buxtehude
Music Notes for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in 'The Less'
Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in E – Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Anthem: In exitu Israel – Samuel Wesley
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Postlude: Voluntary in D minor – Stanley
Music Notes for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

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Church Diary 3rd to 8th
St Bartholomew the Great and the Cloister Café will be closed throughout this week
We apologize for any inconvenience if you were planning to visit this week,
and hope to be able to welcome you on another occasion
Mon 3rd All DaySt Bartholomew the Great will be closed all day today
All DayThe Cloister Café will be also closed all day today
       
Tue 4th All DaySt Bartholomew the Great will be closed all day today
All DayThe Cloister Café will be also closed all day today
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 5th All DaySt Bartholomew the Great will be closed all day today
All DayThe Cloister Café will be also closed all day today
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Thu 6th All DaySt Bartholomew the Great will be closed all day today
All DayThe Cloister Café will be also closed all day today
       
Fri 7th All DaySt Bartholomew the Great will be closed all day today
All DayThe Cloister Café will be also closed all day today
Lunchtime Please note: there is no City Music Society Lunchtime Concert today
The recital by Anna Szalucka has been postponed

Click here for more information about City Music Society Lunchtime Concerts
       
Sat 8th All DaySt Bartholomew the Great will be closed all day today
All DayThe Cloister Café will be also closed all day today
15:00 League of Nurses' Service in 'The Less'
       

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Sunday, 9th 2016, The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
NB ALL SERVICES TODAY WILL BE IN ST BARTHOLOMW THE LESS
PLEASE ALSO NOTE REVISED SERVICE TIMES IN THE MORNING
ST BARTHOLOMEW THE GREAT WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY
THE CLOISTER CAFE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED ALL DAY
08:45 Holy Eucharist in 'The Less'
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
09:45 Family Eucharist with hymns in 'The Less'
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
11:00 Solemn Eucharist in 'The Less'
Setting: Berliner Messe – Pärt
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
At the Offertory: Tantum ergo – Duruflé
Postlude: Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons – Duruflé
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in 'The Less'
Responses: Sumsion
Canticles: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G for Double Choir – Wood
Anthem: Hail, gladdening light – Wood
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
Postlude: Postlude in C – Smart

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Church Diary 10th to 15th
Mon 10th All DaySt Bartholomew the Great will be closed all day today
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to be able to welcome you on another occasion
All DayThe Cloister Café will be also closed all day today
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to be able to welcome you on another occasion
       
Tue 11th
11:30 Farmers' Company Harvest Festival
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
17:50 Information Technologists' Company Installation Service
       
Wed 12th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
14:00 Marriage Blessing
18:00 Chartered Accountants' Company Service
       
Thu 13th Translation of King Edward the Confessor
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
17:30 Public Relations Company Service
       
Fri 14th
13:05 City Music Society Lunchtime Concert

MORISOT TRIO
Amarins Weirdsma violin
Yoanna Prodanova cello
Mihai Ritivoiu piano
Morisot Trio
William Cole Bind, Weave, Spin (third performance; introduced by the composer)
Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Op. 8

The talented Morisot Trio from the Guildhall School gave the world premiere of William Cole's Bind, Weave, Spin during the 2015 City of London Festival to mark the composer's success in winning The Worshipful Company of Musicians' Lord Mayor's Composition Prize. To complement this new, 24-year-old composer's work, the Trio present another piece written when the composer was in his early twenties – Brahms' 1854 piano trio, a work, unlike other early works, of such significance to the composer that he revised it 35 years later.

Click here for more information about City Music Society Lunchtime Concerts
       
Sat 15th
       

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Sunday, 16th 2016, The Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Sacrist
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Celebrant: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of 'The Great'
Attended by The Roughriders
Setting: Missa brevis – Grayston Ives
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Sacrist
At the Offertory: For the Lord is gracious – Buck
Postlude: Præludium in E minor – Bruhns
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in 'The Great'
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Evening Service in Ab – Harwood
Anthem: Strengthen ye the weak hands – Harris
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
Postlude: Flourish for an occasion – Harris

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Church Diary 17th to 22nd
Mon 17th
19:00 PCC Meeting at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch
       
Tue 18th S, Luke the Evangelist
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
18:00 Medical School St Lukestide Service
       
Wed 19th
12:00 Fletchers' Company Service in 'The Less'
       
Thu 20th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
       
Fri 21st
13:05 City Music Society Lunchtime Concert

BERNADEL QUARTET
William Melvin violin
Cassandra Hamilton violin
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez viola
Naomi Watts cello
Bernadel Quartet
Webern Langsamer Satz
Beethoven Quartet in F Op. 59 No. 1 (Razumovsky)

Winners of the 2013 Royal Greenwich Intercollegiate Competition and holders of the RAM Cavatina Chamber Music Fellowship, 2013-14, the quartet has recently featured in concerts in St John's Smith Square and been continuing its studies at Prussia Cove. Webern's 'slow movement', written when the composer was only 22, reflects his burgeoning love for his future wife through a plethora of emotions, from romantic yearning to dramatic turmoil and eventually a tranquil denouement. In contrast, Beethoven's first of three works dedicated to Count Razumovsky is a work of heroic proportions and gestures.

Click here for more information about City Music Society Lunchtime Concerts
       
Sat 22nd
       

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Sunday, 23rd 2016
The Appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Priory Church

St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Sacrist
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Celebrant: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of 'The Great'
Setting: Messe Basse – Fauré
Preacher: The Revd Mark Young, The Sacrist
At the Offertory: Ave mundi gloria – Langlais
Postlude: Litanies – Alain
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in 'The Great'
Responses: Clucas
Canticles: Collegium Regale – Tavener
Anthem: Salve Regina – Miškinis
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
At Benediction: O Salutaris – Dupré; Tantum ergo – Fauré
Postlude: Mode de mi – Langlais

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Church Diary 24th to 29th
Mon 24th
       
Tue 25th Translation of the Relics of S. Bartholomew
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 26th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Thu 27th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
       
Fri 28th Ss. Simon & Jude, Apostles
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
13:05 City Music Society Lunchtime Concert

RCM STRING BAND
Mark Messenger director
Katie Potts oboe
Mark Messenger Katie Potts
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Vaughan Williams Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings
Elgar Introduction and Allegro Op. 47

The Royal College of Music's String Band returns for a second appearance in our Young Artists' series with three twentieth-century masterpieces. Vaughan Williams' most successful work in the concerto format, the Oboe Concerto, is simultaneously virtuosic, lyrical and nostalgic, while Elgar's technically demanding modern concerto grosso challenges the whole band and especially its solo quartet.

Click here for more information about City Music Society Lunchtime Concerts
       
Sat 29th
16:00 Wedding of Adam Soukhal & Gemma Hickman
       

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Sunday, 30th 2016, The Sunday of All Saints
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of 'The Great'
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
09:30–18:30 Cloister Café open
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of 'The Great'
Setting: Missa O quam gloriosum – Victoria
Preacher: The Revd Dr Martin Dudley, The Rector
At the Offertory: O quam gloriosum – Victoria
Postlude: Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux, from Messe pour les paroisses – Couperin
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in 'The Great'
Introit: Gaudeamus omnes – Joseph Phibbs
Responses: Leighton
Canticles: The New College Service – Howells
Anthem: The Twelve – Walton
Preacher: The Revd Jeremy Davies, The Hospitaller
Postlude: Pæan – Howells

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Church Diary 31st
Mon 31st All DayThe Church will be closed all day today.
       

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Damien Hirst: Exquisite Pain

Damian Hirst: Exquisite Pain Damien Hirst's remarkable statue of S. Bartholomew, called Exquisite Pain, is back in the Priory Church.

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Photo © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.
All rights reserved, DACS 2015

St Bartholomew's Museum
at Barts Health NHS Trust

Set in the historic North Wing of St Bartholomew's Hospital, the museum tells the story of this renowned institution, celebrates its achievements and explains its place in history.
Click on this link to go to the Museum's website


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:


For funds to support the training and development of choir members:


* GE and especially Corey Anderson, for support of Marie Macklin
Click here for details about GE


* Westminster Almshouses Foundation
Click here for details about the Westminster Almshouses Foundation


For assistance with acquiring and purchasing music:


* Shorter House Music
Click here for information about Shorter House Music


* Faber Music
Click here for information about Faber Music


* Oxford University Press, Music Publishing Department
Click here for details about OUP Music Department


* Music Sales Ltd, Music Publishers
Click here for details about Music Sales


* 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


* Banks Music Publications
Click here for details about Banks Music Publications


* The Edition Peters Group, Music Publishers
Click here for details about the Edition Peters Group


For funds to support the music in general:


* Dr Monica Darnbrough
* 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.


Grants & Gifts to the Great Project

The Priory Church is very grateful to the Trusts, companies, and individuals mentioned below for grants and gifts towards our Great Project. Details of this substantial and important project that is intended to equip the church for the next 900 years will be posted on the website soon.


* We are very grateful to Alan Baxter & Associates for their contribution to the Great Project
Click here for more information about Alan Baxter & Associates


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


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

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Our Charities

• The Parochial Church Council of Great St Bartholomew (Registered Charity No. 1163024) 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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Support us

You can make a donation to The Priory Church registered charity through the Charities Aid Foundation by clicking below:
Donate to the Church through CAFOnline


Stewardship

You can provide regular support to the Priory Church and its work by clicking this link and joining our Stewardship Scheme


Key Dates for Great St Bartholomew in 2016


September
Thu 29th Feast of S. Michael & All Angels
October
Sun 9th Feast of the Apparition of the BVM to Canon Hubert
Mon 17th 19:00 PCC Meeting
(Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Newgate Street)
Tue 25th Translation of the Relics of S. Bartholomew
Sun 30th BRITISH SUMMER TIME 'FALLS BACK'
& ENDS AT 02:00 THIS MORNING

Sunday of All Saints
Mon 31st Eve of All Hallows (Hallowe'en)
November
Tue 1st Feast of All Saints
Wed 2nd Feast of All Souls
Sun 13th Remembrance Sunday
Sun 20th Christ the Universal King
The Last Sunday after Trinity
The Last Sunday in the Church's Year
Wed 23rd 19:00 PCC Meeting
(Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Newgate Street)
Sun 27th Advent Sunday
09:00 Holy Eucharist
11:00 Solemn Eucharist
18:30 Advent Carol Service
December
Thu 1st Anniversary of death of Henry I, 1135
Sun 4th Advent II
09:00 Holy Eucharist
11:00 Solemn Eucharist
18:30 Choral Evensong & Benediction
Thu 8th Immaculate Conception of the BVM
Sun 11th Advent III
09:00 Holy Eucharist
11:00 Solemn Eucharist
18:30 Mind-Advent Carol Service
Tomorrow I will come
Fri 16th Event to celebrate the departure of the Rector, the Revd Dr Martin Dudley. Details to be announced.
Sun 18th Advent IV
09:00 Holy Eucharist
11:00 Solemn Eucharist
18:30 Nine Lessons & Carols
Mon 19th Carol Service: The Ceremony of Carols
Tue 20th Nine Lessons & Carols
including reserved seating for
Livery Company guests
Wed 21st Carol Service: A Star-Spangled Christmas
Christmas music in the traditions of the USA
Thu 22nd Carol Service: Stille Nacht
Christmas music in the German tradition
Fri 23rd Carol Service: The Spirit of Christmas Past
A Dickensian Carol Service
Sat 24th Christmas Eve
12:30 Vigil Mass
23:45 Blessing of the Crib & Midnight Mass
Sun 25th The Nativity of the Lord
Christmas Day
09:00 Holy Eucharist
11:00 Solemn Eucharist with Procession
Mon 26th S. Stephen, Protomartyr
Church closed
Tue 27th S. John, Apostle & Evangelist
Wed 28th Holy Innocents
Sat 31st S. Silvester
New Year's Eve


PCC & Election Dates in 2017
Tue 10th Jan 19:00 PCC Meeting (Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Newgate Street)
Tue 21st Feb 19:00 PCC Meeting (Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Newgate Street)
Sun 2nd Apr After Mass: Election of Churchwardens
(Lady Chapel)
Tue 4th Apr 19:00 PCC Meeting (Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Newgate Street)
Sun 30th Apr After Mass: Annual Parochial Church Meeting (Lady Chapel)

Governance in Great St Bartholomew
2016/2017


Ex officio
The Revd Dr Martin Dudley* Rector (until Dec 31st 2016)
Karen Falkner
(Children's Champion)
Deanery Synod (until 2017)
Dominique Lazanski Deanery Synod (until 2017)
Julia Leonard Deanery Synod (until 2017)
Nicholas Riddle* Churchwarden (elected annually)
Zoë McMillan* Churchwarden (elected annually)

Elected Members

Date of retirement/re-election
Amelia Braddick 2017
Christin Cockerton*
(Also Deanery Synod to 2017)
2018
Ruth Gibbs
(Church Safeguarding Officer)
2019
Michael Jones
(DBS Checker)
2018
Christian Moon
(Electoral Roll Officer)
2018
Jane Morgan 2019
Lilian Reid*
(Vice-Chair)
2017
Nigel Reid
(Fire, Health & Safety Officer)
2019
Virginia Rounding*
(Secretary)
2017
Marc Sidwell 2018
Roy Sully* 2019
Graham Wallace 2017
Co-opted
Sarah Kelsey*
(Treasurer)
Paul Simmons

* = Members of the Standing Committee

Committees of the PCC
The Rector is an ex officio member of all PCC committees
but is not a member of the Employment Panel

Finance Committee
Michael Jones
Nicholas Riddle
Roy Sully
Graham Wallace
Sarah Kelsey – The Treasurer (ex officio)

Great Project Committee
Sarah Kelsey
Zoë McMillan
Christian Moon;
Nicholas Riddle (Music & Events Committee representative)
Graham Wallace (Finance Committee representative)

St Bartholomew the Less Committee
Karen Falkner
Julia Leonard
Paul Simmons
Fr Jeremy Davies – The Hospitaller (ex officio)

Music & Events Committee
Amelia Braddick
Christin Cockerton
Karen Falkner
Ruth Gibbs
Jane Morgan
Nicholas Riddle (Finance Committee representative)

Employment Panel
Ruth Gibbs
Zoë McMillan
Christian Moon
Lilian Reid
Virginia Rounding
Marc Sidwell

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