DAY BY DAY IN THE PARISH OF GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW

Monthly Church Diary & Music Notes

For diaries & and music notes for previous Sundays this church year, click here to go to our archive page


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


Church Diary 19th to 24th
Mon 19th
       
Tue 20th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 21st
       
Thu 22nd S. Alban, c.304
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 23rd
       
Sat 24th The Nativity of S. John the Baptist
       

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Sunday, 25th 2017, Trinity II
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Peter Delaney
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Celebrant: Fr Peter Delaney
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: 1: Jeremiah 20:7–13 E: Romans 6:1b–11 G: Matthew 10:24–29
Setting: Missa Sanctæ Margaretæ – Gabriel Jackson
At the Offertory: O nata lux – Ben Parry
Postlude: Dedication March – William Lloyd-Webber
Music Notes for the Second Sunday after Trinity
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: 1: 2 Samuel 24:1–17 2: Luke 14:12–24
Responses: Byrd
Canticles: The Second Service – Gibbons
Anthem: O clap your hands – Gibbons
Postlude: Concerto in C BWV 595 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Music Notes for the Second Sunday after Trinity

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Church Diary 26th to 1st
Mon 26th
       
Tue 27th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 28th S. Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons, c.202
       
Thu 29th Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 30th
       
Sat 1st
       

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Sunday, 2nd 2017, Trinity III
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 Jeremy Davies
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Mark Young
Readings: 1: Jeremiah 28:5–9 E: Romans 6:12–23 G: Matthew 10:40–42
Setting: Mass for Four Voices – Tallis
At the Offertory: If ye love me – Tallis
Postlude: Fantasie in Eb – Saint-Saens
13:30–16:30 Tenebrae Workshop: The Tenebrae Effect, with Nigel Short
Click here for more information about this event and to book tickets
Please note that the church will be closed while this event is taking place
18:30 Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1: 1 Samuel 28:3–19 2: Luke 17:20–37
Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Evening Service in A minor – Farrant
Anthem: In pace – Blitheman
At Benediction: O Salutaris – Duruflé; Tantum ergo – Gounod
Postlude: Præludium in E minor – Bruhns

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Church Diary 3rd to 8th
Mon 3rd
       
Tue 4th Translation of S. Martin of Tours
Today is also Independence Day in the United States of America
We wish everyone on holiday today a very good and happy time
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 5th
       
Thu 6th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
18:00 Concert by the Choir of the Church of Olaus Petri in Örebro, Sweden
directed by their Organist and Director of Music, Mats Bertilsson
Click here for more (in Swedish) about the music at the Church of Olaus Petri in Örebro
       
Fri 7th Translation of S. Thomas of Canterbury
19:45 Tenbrae Concert, directed by Nigel Short
The programme includes The Path of Miracles by Joby Talbot
Click here for more information about this event and to book tickets
       
Sat 8th
       

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Sunday, 9th 2017, Trinity IV
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Peter Delaney
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Peter Delaney
Readings: 1: Zechariah 9:9–12 E: Romans 7:15–25a G: Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30
Setting: Mass in G – Rheinberger
At the Offertory: Still (organ première) – Tom Carling
Postlude: Prelude (in form of a toccata) – Stanford
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Mark Young
Readings: 1: 2 Samuel 2:1–11 3:1 2: Luke 18:31–19:10
Responses: Ayleward
Canticles: Short Service – Weelkes
Anthem: Sing we merrily – Batten
Postlude: Voluntary in D for Double Organ – Purcell

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Church Diary 10th to 15th
Mon 10th
       
Tue 11th S. Benedict, Abbot, c.550
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
19:00 PCC Meeting in The Bank of America Merill Lynch, Newgate Street
       
Wed 12th
       
Thu 13th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 14th
18:30–20:00 Rahere Singers Rehearsal in The Great
       
Sat 15th Translation of S. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, 862
       

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Sunday, 16th 2017, Trinity V
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: 1: Isaiah 55:10–13 E: Romans 8:1–11 G: Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23
Setting: Messa da Cappella (1641) – Monteverdi
At the Offertory: Exultate justi – Viadana
Postlude: Prelude & Fugue in C (BWV 547) – Johann Sebastian Bach
18:30 Choral Evensong (sung by The Rahere Singers) & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Peter Delaney
Readings: 1: 2 Samuel 7:18–29 2: Luke 19:41–20:8
Responses: Smith
Canticles: Evening Service in C – Stanford
Anthem: How lovely are thy dwellings fair – Brahms
Postlude: Postlude on a theme of Orlando Gibbons (Song 22) – Stanford

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Church Diary 17th to 22nd
Mon 17th
       
Tue 18th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
12:00 Marriage Blessing: Yoshito Ozaki & Sayuri Nakamura in The Great
       
Wed 19th
11:30 Chartered Secretaries Service in The Great
       
Thu 20th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 21st
       
Sat 22nd S. Mary Magdalene
14:00 Wedding: Anthony Teece & Victoria Spence in The Great
       

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Sunday, 23rd 2017, Trinity VI
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1: Isaiah 44:6–8 E: Romans 8:12–25 G: Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43
Setting: Missa Brevis in F – Andrea Gabrieli
At the Offertory: Eripe me – Lassus
Postlude: Allegro con Spirito from Three Pieces for Organ – Bridge
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Mark Young
Readings: 1: 1 Kings 2:10–12, 3:16–28 2: Acts 4:1–22
Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: Evening Service in E minor – Wood
Anthem: How beauteous are their feet – Stanford
Postlude: Toccata in D minor – Stanford

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Church Diary 24th to 29th
Mon 24th
       
Tue 25th S. James the Apostle
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
19:00 Special service to say farewell to Frs Peter and Jeremy in The Great
Followed by a wine receptiuon in the Cloister
More details will be posted on the website in due course
       
Wed 26th Ss Joachim & Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
       
Thu 27th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 28th
       
Sat 29th
14:00 Wedding: Toks Adewale & Karen Condon in The Great
       

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Sunday, 30th 2017, Trinity VII
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
10:00 The Family Eucharist is now "on holiday" until 10th September 2017
11:00 Solemn Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: 1: 1 Kings 3:5–12 E: Romans 8:26–39 G: Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52
Setting: Missa de Angelis – chant
At the Offertory: TBA
Postlude: Prelude in B minor (BWV 869) – Johann Sebastian Bach
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Davies
Readings: 1: 1 Kings 6:11–14, 23–38 2: Acts 12:1–17
Responses: Smith
Canticles: The Second Service – Tomkins
Anthem: My shepherd is the living Lord – Tomkins
Postlude: TBA

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Church Diary 31st
Mon 31st S. Germanus of Auxerre, Bishop, 437/8
       

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Key Dates in 2017


June
Sat 24th The Nativity of S. John the Baptist
Thu 29th Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles
July
Sun 16th Trinity V
18:30 Choral Evensong with the Rahere Singers
Sat 22nd S. Mary Magdalene
Tue 25th S. James, Apostle
August
Sun 6th Sunday of The Transfiguration
Tue 15th The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thu 24th S. Bartholomew the Apostle
Sun 27th Sunday of S. Bartholomew the Apostle
Feast of Title
September
Sun 3rd Feast of Dedication of the Priory Church
Fri 8th Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thu 14th Holy Cross Day
Sun 17th Sunday of our Founder, Prior Rahere
Wed 20th Death of Prior Rahere, our Founder, 1143
Thu 21st S. Matthew, Apostle
Sun 24th 18:30 Choral Evensong with the Rahere Singers
Fri 29th S. Michael & All Angels
October
Wed 4th S. Francis of Assisi
Sun 8th The Appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Priory Church
Wed 18th S. Luke, Evangelist
Wed 25th Translation of the Relics of S. Bartholomew
Sat 28th Ss Simon & Jude, Apostles
Sun 29th 02:00 British Summer Time ends
November
Wed 1st All Saints
Thu 2nd All Souls
Sun 5th Sunday of All Saints
Sun 12th Remembrance Sunday
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
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
18:30 Evensong The Great
23:45 Midnight Mass of the Nativity
Mon 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
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
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