News & Announcements – updated 23rd September 2017

New Sub-Organist: Jonathan Eyre

At its most recent Meeting, the PCC was very pleased to confirm the appointment of Jonathan Eyre as Sub-Organist to the Parish of Great St Bartholomew, with effect from the start of October 2017, as recommended by our Director of Music, Rupert Gough. We welcome Jonathan very warmly, and look forward to hearing him in action. You can find information about him here.

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Thursday Holy Eucharists

With our team of assisting priests having to travel some distance to keep our services going, we have now moved the Thursday Holy Eucharist to 12:30 for the time being. It will still take place in the Lady Chapel and we do hope you are able to support this service. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause anyone.

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Family Eucharists

The Family Eucharists at St Bartholomew the Less has now resumed its normal programme of family services with hymns at 10:00.

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Recruiting a new Rector

As previously mentioned, the Committee tasked with recruiting a new Rector for Great St Bartholomew had decided to re-advertise the vacancy in the hope of receiving stronger candidates for shortlisting. Please keep the committee and its task in your prayers. We will continue to keep you informed.

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Arrangements during the interregnum

Fr Bill Wilson is leading the clergy team as Presiding Priest. Fr Gerry Moate has now joined us as Hospitaller, looking after The Less, and presiding and preaching at the Family Eucharists. Fr Mark Young and Fr Martin Freeman continue to preside and preach regularly at services, and we will also be joined from time to time by the Archdeacon, Fr Luke Miller, while some midweek services will be taken by Fr Alan McCormack, Dean of Goodenough College. We are now looking forward to Fr Jeremy Haselock, retiring Canon Precentor of Norwich Cathedral, joining the clergy team in October. We are extremely grateful to all our priests for everything they are doing for us during this interregnum. Pictures of the clergy team can be found on the Who’s Who” page of this website.

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Club Gascon

As part of its temporary closure while the restaurant is undergoing refurbishment, our neighbour Club Gascon is launching a pop-up dining experience in our very own Cloister Café from 13th September – 6th October. Guests can enjoy a 4-course tasting menu, ‘Cloister by Club Gascon’, which includes a vegetarian menu.

If you would like to reserve a table please enquire online at www.clubgascon.com or email info@clubgascon.com.

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Christmas Fair (Lord Mayor’s Day) – Saturday 11th November 2017

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help with the Fair so far - it is all coming together very well. With 11th November getting closer, we are now looking for donations of new or good condition pre-owned items to sell on the various stands or to use as tombola prizes, including toys, books, DVDs, CDs, gifts (new items - toiletry sets, candles etc), bottles of wine, packs of sweets, boxes of chocolates etc. We would also appreciate donations of used candleholders and pretty tea cups and saucers that can be recycled into items for sale. All donations would be most welcome. Please take any items to the kitchen for storage. We are also looking for people to make homemade produce (cakes, cookies, jams, preserves etc).

If you think you may be able to contribute, or have any questions about the Fair, please contact Tracey at tracey.a.braddick@blueyonder.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair.

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