During the Interregnum
With effect from 1st January 2017, the Venerable Peter Delaney was appointed by the Bishop of London as his Chaplain to St Bartholomew’s during the interregnum (the period until a new Rector takes office). Fr Peter, formerly Vicar of All Hallows-by-the-Tower, has also been Archdeacon of London and priest-in-charge of St Stephen, Walbrook. He also runs the Internet Church of London.
Looking forward to Lent!
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is 1st March this year. Our programme has been slightly changed this time around, and you might like to note the following. There will be a Holy Eucharist with Ashing in the Lady Chapel of The Great at 08:30; there will then be an ecumenical service (not a Eucharist) with Ashing in The Less at 12:30; finally, there will be a Solemn Choral Eucharist with Ashing at the High Altar of The Great, beginning at 18:00 - please note the new time for this, which is designed to make it easier for people working not too far away to attend.
Holy Land Pilgrimage September 2017
Fr Peter is leading a pilgrimage/holiday to the Holy Land from September 4th to September 13th 2017. If there are any members of the congregation who would like to know more about this visit, please be in touch with Fr Peter on his email address, email@example.com.
Freestanding Projection Screen
Does anybody have a freestanding projection screen that we could use during Lent for our Lent Groups? If so, please contact Fr Peter on firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline, our Church Manager, on email@example.com. Many thanks.
This, of course, gives away the fact that we are going to have Lent Groups this year! More details to follow.
We are re-introducing occasional wine receptions in the Cloister. Information is available on the parish notice board; please sign up if you would like to host one of these popular events.
Cloister Café Review
We currently do not have any permanent staff in the Cloister Café, although we can get contract staff in for receptions and special events. Our Café Manager left towards the end of January, and this has provided an opportunity to review the operations of the Café and to assess what effect the building work outside its walls will have on it. The Café is open on Sundays, especially for those attending services. Apart from the hours around the lunchtime concerts on Fridays, it is not open on weekdays. As soon as we have any further information about this, we will post it here.