News & Announcements – updated 19th November 2017

Recruiting a new Rector

The Committee appointed for this task has interviewed the shortlist of candidates and has invited one of them to become Rector of Great St Bartholomew. There now has to be a pause while various procedures are carried out. We will make an announcement as soon as these have been completed, which is likely to be in two or three weeks.

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Arrangements during the Interregnum

Fr Bill Wilson is leading the clergy team as Presiding Priest and Fr Gerry Moate is the Hospitaller, with special responsibility for The Less. Frs Mark Young and Martin Freeman continue to preside and preach regularly at services, and the team has now also warmly welcomed Fr Jeremy Haselock, the former Canon Precentor of Norwich Cathedral. We are also 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 extremely grateful to all our priests for everything they do for us.

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Advent Art Groups

Fr Peter Delaney's is presenting three Advent Art Groups. The theme is "The Nativity in Art". Each session runs from 7.00-8.30pm, and the remaining date is 23rd November. It takes place in the Cloister. There will be a follow-up visit to the National Gallery on 1st December, when we shall be able to see some of the paintings discussed. If you need any further incentive, wine and nibbles will be available on each evening.

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Lunchtime Concerts on Fridays

Free lunchtime concerts are run by the City Music Society in The Great every Friday during this Autumn. The details are published in “the week ahead” section below and on our website. The performers each week are among the most gifted young performers in the UK at the moment. The series is run by Leslie East, a good friend to the Priory Church, to whom we are most grateful. It is on account of the City Music Society’s concerts being held in our church that we are able to house and use a Steinway D grand piano said to be the best recital instrument in London!