DAY BY DAY IN THE PARISH OF GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW

Monthly Church Diary & Music Notes
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Except where indicated, all events take place in St Bartholomew the Great
Please note: the Cloister Café is closed until the neighbouring building works are complete
except for special events and after services


Church Diary 23rd to 28th
Mon 23rd S. George, Patron of England, c. 304
       
Tue 24th S. Mellitus, Bishop of London, 624
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
1305 Lunchtime Concert in The Great
William Kat Ho Fu (Royal Academy of Music) – Piano
Works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven & Franck
Admission Free, with a voluntary retiring collection
       
Wed 25th S. Mark, Evangelist
       
Thu 26th
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
1305 Lunchtime Concert in The Great
Andrew Maginley – Lute
Baroque-Lute Music of Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Admission Free, with a voluntary retiring collection
       
Fri 27th
       
Sat 28th
       

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Sunday, 29th 2018, The Fifth Sunday of Easter
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
 
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Acts 8:26–40 E:  1 John 4:7–21
G:  John 15:1–8
Setting: Mass in G – Schubert
At the Offertory: A new song – MacMillan
Postlude: Prelude in B major – Saint Saëns

1230 Annual Parochial Church Meeting in the Lady Chapel
The annual oocasion on which the PCC reports back to the church community on the PCC's stewardship of the Parish's affairs, and during which a number of seats on the PCC come up for election. Everyone on the church's electoral roll is entitled to attend and vote

1400 Parish Lunch in the Cloister
 
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1:  Isaiah 60:1–14 2:  Revelation 3:1–13
Responses: Smith
Canticles: Magnificat 8 – Marenzio
Nunc Dimittis 8 – Palestrina
Anthem: Laudibus in sanctis – Byrd
Postlude: Fugue in B major – Saint-Saëns

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Church Diary 30th to 5th
Mon 30th S. Erconwald, Bishop of London, c. 693
       
Tue 1st Ss Philip & James, Apostles
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 2nd S. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373
       
Thu 3rd The Invention of the Holy Cross
This refers to the "Finding" of the Holy Cross by S. Helena
"Invention" comes from the Latin "invenire" which means "to find"
We get the word "inventory" from "invenire"
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 4th S. Monnica, Mother of S. Augustine of Hippo, 387
       
Sat 5th
       

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Sunday, 6th 2018, Sixth Sunday of Easter
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
 
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Archbishop David Moxon
Readings: 1:  Acts 10:44–48 E:  1 John 5:1–6
G:  John 15:9–17
Setting: Missa Papæ Marcelli – Palestrina
At the Offertory: Christe, adoramus te – Monteverdi
Postlude: Good Christian men, rejoice and sing – Bullock
 
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1:  Song of Solomon 4:16–5:2, 8:6–7 2:  Revelation 3:14–22
Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Evening Service in G – Stanford
Anthem: Good Christian men, rejoice and sing – Bullock
Postlude:

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Church Diary 7th to 12th
Mon 7th
       
Tue 8th Julian of Norwich, c.1417
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 9th S. Gregory of Nazianzus, 389
1715 Hospital View Day Choral Evensong in The Great
Responses: Clucas
Canticles: Evening Service in F – Dyson
Anthem: Ubi caritas – Ola Gjeilo
       
Thu 10th ASCENSION DAY
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
1900 Solemn Eucharist for Ascension Day in The Great
Setting: Missa O Rex gloria – Lobo
At the Offertory: Viri Galilæi – Couillart
       
Fri 11th The Holy Abbots of Cluny
       
Sat 12th
       

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Sunday, 13th 2018, The Sunday of the Ascension of the Lord
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
 
1030 600 Squadron Annual Service of Homage in the Lady Chapel of the Great
 
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Mark Young
Readings: 1:  Acts 1:1–11 E:  Ephesians 1:15–23
G:  Luke 24:44–53
Setting: Missa Brevis – Kodály
At the Offertory: Ascendit Deus – Philips
Postlude: Ita miss est – Kodály
 
1830 Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Readings: 1:  Revelation 5:1–14 2:  Matthew 28:16–20
Responses: Clucas
Canticles: Trinity College, Cambridge Service – David Briggs
Anthem: God is gone up – Finzi
At Benediction: O Salutaris & Tantum ergo – Laloux
Postlude: Evensong – Easthope Martin

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Church Diary 14th to 19th
Mon 14th
       
Tue 15th
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 16th
       
Thu 17th
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 18th
       
Sat 19th S. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
       

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Sunday, 20th 2018, Pentecost: Whitsunday
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
 
1100 Procession & Solemn Eucharist with Pentecostal annointing at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1:  Acts 2:1–21 E:  Romans 8:22–27
G:  John 15:26–27, 16:4b–15
Setting: Messe Solennelle – Langlais
At the Offertory: Holy Spirit, ever dwelling – Howells, arr. Malcolm Archer
Postlude: Symphonie VI (1st Movement) – Widor
 
1830 Procession, Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Ezekiel 36:22–28 2:  Acts 2:22–38
Introit: Veni Sancte Spiritus – Arvo Pärt
Responses: Gabriel Jackson
Canticles: Evening Service in E – Murrill
Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord – Elgar
Postlude: Prelude on 'Wareham' – Murrill

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Church Diary 21st to 26th
Mon 21st S. Helena, Protector of the Holy Placces, 330
       
Tue 22nd
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 23rd
       
Thu 24th
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 25th S. Bede the Venerable, 735
       
Sat 26th S. Augustine of Canterbury, 605
       

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Sunday, 27th 2018, Trinity Sunday
St Bartholomew the Great is open 0830–2000
 
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
 
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
 
1100 Procession & Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Marcus Walker The Rector
Readings: 1:  Isaiah 6:1–8 E:  Romans 8:12–17
G:  John 3:1–17
Setting: The Sherborne Mass – David Bednall
At the Offertory: O Trinity, most blessed light – Malcolm Archer
Postlude: Fantasia in G – Parry
 
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1:  Ezekiel 1:4–10,22-28a 2:  Revelation 4:1–11
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Evening Service in B minor – Blair
Anthem: I saw the Lord – Stainer
Postlude: Fugue in G – Parry

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Church Diary 28th to 31st
Mon 28th S. Germanus, Bishop of Paris, 576
       
Tue 29th
1230 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 30th S. Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1431
       
Thu 31st CORPUS CHRISTI
Today is also the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Corpus Christi is a holiday in many places in the world
We wish everyone on holiday today a very happy time
1230 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       

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Key Dates in 2018


May
Thu 10th ASCENSION DAY
Sun 13th Sunday of the Ascension
0900 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns The Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist The Great
1830 Choral Evensong, Sermon, & Benediction The Great
Sun 20th PENTECOST: Whitsunday
0900 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns The Less
1100 Procession & Solemn Eucharist with Pentecostal Annointing The Great
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon The Great
Sun 27th TRINITY SUNDAY
0900 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns The Less
1100 Procession & Solemn Eucharist The Great
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon The Great
Thu 31st Corpus Christi & Feast of the Visitation of ther Blessed Virgin Mary
June
Sun 3rd Sunday of Corpus et Sanguinis Christi
0900 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns The Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction The Great
1830 Choral Evensong, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction The Great
Further details for the remainder of 2018 will be posted here as soon as they are available
The rerodos painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Alfredo Roldan in the Lady Chapel

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