Weekly Services


Holy Eucharist (said) is celebrated in the Lady Chapel on Sundays at 09:00. Details are always in the church diary (click this link to go there)).

Throughout most of the year there is a Family Eucharist (click this link for details) with hymns at 10:00 each Sunday in St Bartholomew the Less (just inside the main gate of the hospital). This service is especially suitable for families with children. On a few Sundays in the year and during the Summer Programme this service does not take place, but the details can always be found in the church diary (click this link to go there).

The Sunday Solemn Eucharist is a traditional, formal choral liturgy in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, beginning at 11:00, with choral music from the choir, and vivid organ accompaniments. Details of what is happening each week and the music that will be performed are always available in the church diary (click this link to go there)). Hymns are sung by congregation and choir together, and the choir also provides introit, alleluia and communion "propers" for the day (in Latin) to plainchant. There is also a choral setting of the Kyrie, Gloria (except in Lent & Advent), Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei, as well as an offertory motet. Almost always, there is a sermon.

Traditional Choral Evensong at 18:30 completes the range of our usual Sunday services. It comes from the Book of Common Prayer (1662) with readings from the Authorised Version (1611). The choir sings the appointed Psalm(s), one of the great choral settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, an anthem, and the final Marian anthem. There is usually a sermon (except during our Summer Programme which is usually the four Sundays before S. Bartholomew's Day on 24th August each year). For most of the year, at least once a month there is Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at the conclusion of Evensong. It is one of the great spiritual experiences offered in London, especially in winter when the darkness folds around the pillars. For information about the music each week and the dates of Benediction, please check the church diary (click this link to go there).


Tuesdays 12.30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
Thursdays 12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in St Bartholomew the Less

For more information, please check the church diary (click this link to go there)

or contact the Parish Office (click this link for details of how to do this)

The High Altar.