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


Sunday, 19th 2017, Twenty-Second 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: Fr Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1: Judges 4:1–7 E: 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11 G: Matthew 25:14–30
Setting: Missa Amor ecco colei – Lassus
At the Offertory: Out of the deep – Lupo
Postlude: Fugue in B minor – Johann Sebastian Bach
Music Notes for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Sung by Collegium Musicum, directed by Greg Morris
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1: 1 Kings 1:1–40 2: Revelation 1:4–18
Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Magnificat quinti toni – Haßler, Nunc Dimittis – Purcell in G minor
Anthem: Justorum animæ – Byrd
Music Notes for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity

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Church Diary 20th to 25th
Mon 20th
       
Tue 21st
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 22nd S. Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr, c.123
       
Thu 23rd S. Clement of Rome, Martyr, c.100
12:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
19:00 Advent Art Group with Fr Peter Delaney
in the Cloister of The Great
       
Fri 24th
  13:05 End of Season City Music Society Lunchtime Concert (free admission)
THE QUEEN'S SIX
Daniel Brittain, Timothy Carleston countertenors
Nicholas Madden, Dominic Bland tenors
Andrew Thompson, Simon Whiteley baritone/bass
Sous la pluie anglaise

Perotin – Haec dies
Goudimel – Videntes stellam
Marbeck – A virgin and a mother
Byrd – O salutaris hostia
Poulenc – Salut, Dame Sainte and Seigneur, je vous en prie
Trad. arr. Ruairi Bowen – What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
John Whitworth – The Mermaid
Wayne Shanklin arr. Paul Hart – Chanson d'amour
Charles Trenet arr. Simon Whiteley – La Mer
Bacharach/Perren/Fekaris arr. Simon Whiteley – Say a little prayer/I will survive
Michael Jackson arr. Timothy Carleston – Thriller
Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen's Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel. They perform regularly for the royal family at both private and state occasions. Singing together on a regular basis lends this group its distinctive closeness and blend as well as an irresistible informality and charm. Their wonderful programme combines beautiful sacred motets with some really fun arrangements.
       
Sat 25th S. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr, 4th cent.
       

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Sunday, 26th 2017, Christ the Universal King
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Mark Young
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
11:00 Procession with Laudes Regiæ & Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Mark Young
Readings: 1: Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24 E: Ephesians 1:15–23 G: Matthew 25:31–46
Setting: Missa O Rex gloriæ – Palestrina
At the Offertory: King of Glory, King of Peace – Walford Davies
Postlude: Toccata – Dubois
13:30 Holy Baptism of Benjamin Mateo Gould in The Great
18:30 Choral Evensong with Laudes Regiæ & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
Readings: 1: 1 Maccabees 2:15–29 2: Matthew 28:16–20
Responses: Clucas
Canticles: Evening Service in Ab – Rubbra
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten
Postlude: Fantasia in G – Parry

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Church Diary 27th to 2nd
Mon 27th
       
Tue 28th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
18:30 Publication Service of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers
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Wed 29th
       
Thu 30th S. Andrew, Apostle, Patron of Scotland
12:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
18:30 Penna Carol Concert
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Fri 1st Anniversary of the Death of Henry I, 1135
19:00  Edition Peters Christmas Concert: An Evergreen Christmas
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Sat 2nd
       

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Sunday, 3rd 2017, Advent Sunday
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1: Isaiah 64:1–9 E: 1 Corinthians 1:1–9 G: Mark 13:24–37
Setting: Missa Conditor alme siderum – Animuccia
Offertory Motet: Conditor alme siderum – anon. c.1400
Communion Motet: Dominus dabit benignitatem – James MacMillan
18:30Advent Carol Service in The Great
Music:
Advent Prose
Matin Responsory
Adam lay y'bounden – Ord
The truth from, above – Vaughan Williams
There is no rose – anon 15th cent.
Ave Maria – Bruckner
The cherry tree carol – Britten
This is the record of John – Gibbons
Tomorrow go ye forth – Gabriel Jackson
Alma redemptoris mater

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Church Diary 4th to 9th
Mon 4th S. John of Damascus, c.760
18:30 The Silver Line Concert
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Tue 5th
11:00  Vestey Carol Service
in St Bartholomew the Less
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12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
18:30  Action on Hearing Loss
in St Bartholomew the Great
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Wed 6th S. Nicholas of Myra, c.342
We wish everyone for whom S. Nicholas's Day is a special day a very happy time
       
Thu 7th S. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith, 397
12:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
18:00  Travers Smith Carol Service 
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Fri 8th The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
       
Sat 9th
       

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Sunday, 10th 2017, Second Sunday of Advent
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Mark Young
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Mark Young
Readings: 1: Isaiah 40:1–11 E: 2 Peter 3:8–15a G: Mark 1:1–8
Setting: Mass for double choir op.44 – Leighton
Offertory Motet: Jesus Christ the apple tree – Poston
18:30Tomorrow I will come
A special service linking Advent with Christmas, based on the great
O Antiphons used in the seven days leading up to Christmas Eve
With the choir of Royal Holloway College

The Magnificat at Vespers on each of those days has a different Antiphon. Each begins with the word "O", which is then followed by an attribute of the coming Messiah: Wisdom (Sapientia), Lord of Israel (Adonai), Root of Jesse (Radix Jesse), Key of David (Clavis David), Dayspring (Oriens), King of all Nations (Rex Gentium), God with us (Emmanuel). Beginning with the last one, if you put the first letters of the Latin names together, you get ERO CRAS, the Latin for "Tomorrow I will come": the Advent promise. We have built a service on these seven aspects of Advent, all leading to the well-known hymn that unites the seven Antiphons in one text: O come, O come, Emmanuel.
Music:
Magnificat à 8 – Gabrieli
O, where shall wisdom be found – Boyce
Psalm 136
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen – Jan Sandström/Prætorius
Remember, O thou man – Oldham
O gladsome radiance – Rachmaninov
Lift up your heads – Handel
O Emmanuel – Miškinis
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – Gardner
Tomorrow go ye forth – Gabriel Jackson

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Church Diary 11th to 16th
Mon 11th
18:30  Worshipful Company of Feltmakers Service 
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Tue 12th Our Lady of Guadalupe
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
18:00  Addleshaw Goddard 
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Wed 13th S. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr, 304
Today is the National Day of Sweden
We wish everyone for whom this is a special day a very happy time
17:45  St Barts Hospital Concert 
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Thu 14th S. John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith, 1591
12:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
18:00  Mencap Carol Service 
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Fri 15th
18:30 Saving Faces Concert
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Sat 16th
       

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Sunday, 17th 2017, Third Sunday of Advent
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
10:00 Family Eucharist with Nativity PLay in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
After this service, the Family Eucharist will be taking its Christmas break until January 14th
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1: Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11 E: 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24 G: John 1:6–8, 19–28
Setting: Missa brevis in E – Vann
Offertory Motet: There is a flow'r sprung of a tree – Vann
18:30A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Music:
Adam lay y-bounden – Ledger
Out of your sleep – Rodney Bennett
A spotless rose – Howells
Bethlehem Down – Warlock
Nova! Nova! – Bob Chilcott
Hymn to the Virgin – Britten
Shepherd's pipe carol – John Rutter
My Lord has come – Will Todd
Make we joy now in this fest – Walton

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Church Diary 18th to 23rd
Mon 18th
18:00  Priory Church Carol Service: The Ceremony of Carols
This is an unticketed event and all are welcome to attend
This carol service contains the entire Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, accompanied by harp, and sung by the upper voices of the Priory Church Choir. Britten's settings are distributed among a squence of readings and hymns for the whole congregation
19:30  Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and other refreshments will be available in the Cloister Café after the carol service. Those wishing to attend the short concert at 20:30 may like to spend their time there until the concert is announced.
20:30  Concert: A Garland of Carols by Anthony Bolton
Tickets: £10 at the door, from the Parish office in advance, or online – details to be announced
Anthony Bolton has been one of this country's outstanding and successful fund managers, but at the same time has had a thriving career as a composer. A Garland of Carols is his companion piece and homage to Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols. As with the Britten work, it is accompanied by harp, and sung by upper voices. The carols focus more on secular Christmas texts, and are a delightful and beautiful addition to the season. It will be a wonderful way to make a real evening of beautiful Christmas music.
       
Tue 19th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
13:00  First Priory Church Lunchtime Carol Service 
This is an unticketed event and all are welcome to attend
A second specially shortened carol service this season that has been designed to fit into a lunchtime in a busy working day
Music:
Ding! Dong! Merrily on high – Traditional arr. William Llewellyn
Sans Day carol – arr. Rupert Gough
The angel Gabriel – Basque carol, arr. Malcolm Archer
A gallery carol – arr. Reginald Jacques
Ríu ríu chíu – Trad. Spanish
18:00  Priory Church: A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 
This is an unticketed event, but most of the central area of the church is reserved for those coming from Livery Companies that are especially associated with the Priory Church. All other seats are on a first-come, first-seated basis. Music:
Adam lay y-bounden – Ledger
On Christmas night – Bob Chilcott
A spotless rose – Howells
Bethelehm Down – Warlock
I sing of a maiden – Lennox Berkeley
Hymn to the Virgin – Britten
Nativity Carol – Rutter
My Lord has come – Will Todd
Sir Christémas – Mathias
  Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and other refreshments will be available in the Cloister Café after the carol service.
       
Wed 20th
18:00  A Star-Spangled Christmas
A Service of Lessons and Carols from the Christmas tradition in the USA
 
This is an unticketed event and all are welcome to attend
The first American carol service at the Priory Church took place last year, and we are very pleased that it went so well that we will be repeating it in 2017 and into the future. Numerous Christmas Carols that we regard as part of an English Christmas actually began life in America and only came here later. It came upon the midnight clear, O little town of Bethelehem, We three Kings of Orient are, Away in a manger, Deck the Halls, are all examples of this. In many cases, they are still sung in the USA to the original tunes with which they were equipped when they were first sung. This carol service will include choir carols written in the Americas, and where there is an American tune for a familiar congregational carol, that is the one we will be using. It should be a real star-spangled occasion.
Music:
Adam lay y'bounden – Carson P. Cooman
Huron carol – Sarah Quartel
Ding! Dong! Merrily on high – Mack Wilberg
This endris night – Z. Randall Stroope
O holy night – Adolph Adam arr. Mack Wilberg
Away in a manger – Bob Chilcott
Shepherds, rejoice – Breedlove arr. Carol Barnett
Three kings – Willan
On this starry night – Matthew Harris
  Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and other refreshments will be available in the Cloister Café after the carol service.
       
Thu 21st S. Thomas, Apostle
12:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
13:00  Second Priory Church Lunchtime Carol Service 
This is an unticketed event and all are welcome to attend
A second specially shortened carol service this season that has been designed to fit into a lunchtime in a busy working day
Music:
Ding! Dong! Merrily on high – Traditional arr. William Llewellyn
Sans Day carol – arr. Rupert Gough
The angel Gabriel – Basque carol, arr. Malcolm Archer
A gallery carol – arr. Reginald Jacques
Ríu ríu chíu – Trad. Spanish
18:00  Stille Nacht
A Service of Lessons and Carols with music from Germany
 
This is an unticketed event and all are welcome to attend
Many aspects of the English Christmas in fact come to us from Germany. Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, introduced the domestic Christmas Tree and Christmas Cards to the United Kingdom, and they spread from there to the United States. But while the UK and the US share a great deal of Christmas music, German Christmas music is almost completely different from UK Christmas music – but it is also very wonderful. This is a service with a difference, a sequence of Lessons & Carols with music drawn from the German Christmas tradition. You won't be disappointed!
Music:
Wachet auf – Johann Sebastian Bach
Fallt mit Danken – Johann Sebastian Bach
Süßer die Glocken nie klingen – Karsten Gundermann
O Jesulein süß – Bach/Reger
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen – Vulpius
Stille Nacht – Jung-Faber
Ein Kindlein in der Wiegen – Corner
Drei Könige wandern aus Morgenland – Peter Cornelius
Alleluja! Freuet Euch! – Hammerschmidt
  Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, Stollen, and other refreshments will be available in the Cloister Café after the carol service.
       
Fri 22nd
18:00  A Christmas Carol
A Service of Readings from Charles Dickens, together with carols that he would have heard and known
 
This is an unticketed event and all are welcome to attend
Many of the images of Christmas today are still drawn from the Victorian era, and are especially associated with the works of Charles Dickens and especially his book A Christmas Carol. This service focuses on musc and readings from the period, with carols sung to the music that would have been used at this time of the year.
Music:
Welcome Yule – Parry
A carol for Christmas Eve (Bramley & Stainer)
The holly & the ivy (Bramley & Stainer)
The cherry tree carol (Bramley & Stainer)
When I view the mother holding (Bramley & Stainer)
The Babe of Bethlehem (Bramley & Stainer)
Hallelujah Chorus – Handel
  Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, and other refreshments will be available in the Cloister Café after the carol service.
       
Sat 23rd
       

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Sunday, 24th 2017, Fourth Sunday of Advent
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
Readings: 1: 2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16 E: Romans 16:25–27 G: Luke 1:26–38
Setting: Missa Alma redemptoris mater – Victoria
Offertory Motet: Unborn – Alec Roth
CHRISTMAS NIGHT
St Bartholomew the Great is open from 23:00
23:45 The Midnight Mass of the Nativity
with the Blessing of the Crib, Procession & Solemn Eucharist
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1: Isaiah 9:2–7 E: Titus 2:11–14 G: Luke 2:1–14
At the crib: Hodie Christus natus est – Sandra Milliken
Setting: Miss Ego flos campi – de Padilla
Communion Motets: On Christmas night – James Burton; Silent night – arr. Rupert Gough

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Church Diary 25th to 30th
CHRISTMAS DAY
St Bartholomew the Great is open from 08:30 until after the Solemn Eucharist
09:00 Holy Eucharist
11:00 Solemn Eucharist with Procession to the Crib
This service is particularly suitable for children
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1: Isaiah 62:6–12 E: Titus 3:4–7 G: Luke 2:8–20
Music:
Setting: Missa Sancti Nicolai – Haydn
Offertory Motet: Hodie Christus natus est – Sweelinck
Communion Motet: I saw three ships – arr. Willcocks
Postlude: Radetzky March – Johann Strauss Sr
       
Tue 26th S. Stephen, Proto-Martyr
Today is also Boxing Day
and a national holiday in the UK
St Bartholomew the Great will be closed all day today
       
Wed 27th S. John, Apostle & Evenagelist
St Bartholomew the Great will be closed all day today
       
Thu 28th The Holy Innocents
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 29th S. Thomas of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170
       
Sat 30th
       

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Sunday, 31st 2017, The Sunday after Christmas
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
10:00 The Family Eucharist is on holiday until January 14th
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Readings: 1: Isaiah 61:10–62:3 E: Galatians 3:23–25 & 4:4–7 G: John 1:1–8
Setting: Missa de angelis
18:30 There is no Evensong today
Normal services resume next Sunday, the Sunday of the Epiphany

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Key Dates in 2017


November
Sun 26th Last Sunday after Trinity: Christ the King
Thu 30th S. Andrew, Apostle
December
Fri 1st Anniversary of the Death of Henry I, 1135
Sun 3rd Advent Sunday
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
18:30 Advent Carol Service The Great
Fri 8th The Immaculate Conception
Sun 10th Advent II
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
18:30 Mid-Advent Carol Service The Great
Sun 17th Advent III
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
18:30 Service of Nine Lessons & Carols The Great
Mon 18th 18:00 A Ceremony of Carols Carol Service The Great
Tue 19th 13:00 Lunchtime Carol Service I The Great
Wed 20th 18:00 A Star-Spangled Christmas Carol Service The Great
Thu 21st 13:00 Lunchtime Carol Service II The Great
18:00 Stille Nacht Carol Service The Great
Fri 22nd 18:00 A Christmas Carol Carol Service The Great
Sun 24th Advent IV/CHRISTMAS EVE
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Great
23:45 Midnight Mass of the Nativity The Great
Mon 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Great
Tue 26th S. Stephen's Day
Sun 31st Sunday after Christmas
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
There is no Evensong today