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Thursday 18

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Sung Evening Prayer

6.05pm Sung Eucharist

Friday 19

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


8.15am Morning Prayer

12.30pm Pastoral conversation or Confession
Sacrament Chapel
(or apply at the Vestry)

1.05pm Sung Eucharist

Forthcoming Programme

Forthcoming events at St Mary-le-Bow

22nd January
11.30am Admiral Arthur Phillip Commemoration Service

27th January
7.30pm at St John's Church, Waterloo
Concert: the Academy of St Mary-le-Bow

Tickets £12, concessions £8, students £5
Quoting the code ARCUBUS on the door will secure a
full-price ticket for £10

2nd February
6.05pm High Mass on the feast of Candlemas
followed by a reception
7th February
6.00pm The Boyle Lecture
Dr Mark Harris (University of Edinburgh)
all welcome, seating limited and unreserved

13th February
6.30pm JustShare event
A panel discussion on ‘Trade Agreements and Human Rights; who cares?’ Register here: 

14th February Ash Wednesday
8.00am Eucharist with imposition of Ashes
1.05pm High Mass with imposition of Ashes
The mass setting is the Missa Brevis by Lennox Berkeley; motets are by Morley and Wesley.
all welcome

15th February
1.05pm Lunchtime Recital
Ieva Dubova (piano)

18th February
evening concert
Brandenburg Choral Festival

25th February
Concert The Academy of St Mary-le-Bow
5.00pm at St Mary-le-Bow Church
The orchestra performs a lively programme of music for spring in this Sunday afternoon concert including Mozart’s Symphony no.27 without conductor, under the direction of guest leader Helena Buckie, plus music from Copland’s Ballet Appalachian Spring for 13 instruments.

Tickets £12, concessions £8, students £5
Quoting the code ARCUBUS on the door will secure a
full-price ticket for £10

28th February, 7th March
1.30pm Cantata
following the Eucharist at 1.05pm, a guided meditation for Lent with music for voice and organ


26th March Monday in Holy Week
1.05pm Midday Office
with music for organ

27th March Tuesday in Holy Week
1.05pm The Passion of Our Lord
sung to plainchant with choral music

28th March Wednesday in Holy Week
1.05pm Eucharist
1.30pm Cantata
with music for voice and organ

29th March Maundy Thursday
1.05pm High Mass of the Lord’s Supper
with foot washing and stripping of the altar
all welcome

7th April
Concert: the Academy of St Mary-le-Bow
details to follow

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22nd January at 11.30am

Admiral Phillip Commemoration

Admiral Arthur Phillip was born in the City of London and a bust in St Mary-le-Bow
commemorates his achievements as first Governor of New South Wales
and the founder of the new Nation of Australia.
All welcome

Boyle Lecture 2018 both speakers

Next concert

27th January

at 7.30pm
The Academy of
St Mary-le-Bow at
St John's Waterloo

7th February at 6.00pm

The Boyle Lecture

‘Apocalypses Now: Modern Science and Biblical Miracles’
Lecturer: Dr Mark Harris (University of Edinburgh)
Responder: Professor John Hedley Brooke
(University of Oxford)

all welcome, seating limited

Opening times:

Monday to Wednesday: 7.30am-6.00pm;
Thursday: 7.30am-6.30pm; Friday: 7.30am-4.00pm;
usually open on weekends and some bank holidays, please enquire the preceding day. Guided tours are sometimes available by arrangement - enquire. Assisted access to the church is available at the west porch from the Churchyard. For updated Service times click here.

Recently at St Mary-le-Bow

In December, as well as welcoming over 200 people to the Parish Christmas Carol Service, we hosted 13 carol services for livery companies, schools and firms.

In November we welcomed the new Lord Mayor - with the Rector as Chaplain - pictures here

In September we welcomed people of other faiths to an evening of Scriptural Reasoning

In September we helf the annual Costermongers' Harvest Festival and the Bishop of Stepney preached.

In September we welcomed around a thousand visitors through the church doors during London Open House weekend and gave guided tours to 200 people.

In July we hosted LIVE in the Churchyard - two nights of live music, food and drink. See pictures here

In July we welcomed the Arbitrators' Company for their annual service; read the Rector's homily here.

In July we welcomed the Firefighters' Company for their annual Rededication Service.

In June a JustShare panel discussed 'The art of investment' and the challenges and rewards of ethical investment portfolios.

In June, the Ven. Elizabeth Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney, gave a JustShare lecture entitled 'Feminist theology: the voice of the other'.

In May we hosted a Hustings for parliamentary candidates contesting the seat of the Cities of London and Westminster to answer questions. Pictures here

In May JustShare JustShare hosted a panel discussion on 'Ethical businesses and the moral responsibility of tax'. Listen to a recording here

In May we welcomed Christian Aid's Circle the City walk here for the 20th year running - pictures to follow

In April the JustShare Lecture was given by Dr David Grummet: 'Abstinence and justice: food in Christian tradition' Listen to the lecture here

In March Professor Robert J. Russell delivered the 2017 Boyle Lecture. Watch a recording here
View pictures here

In March JustShare collaborated on a JustWater event with a discussion entitled 'Is it safe to drink the water?' Watch a recording here

In March the Rector preached at the World Marmalade Festival - read his sermon here

In March JustWater and JustShare presented an event about #HealthyWaterJustice Watch a recording here

In February the Academy of St Mary-le-Bow gave a concert of English pastoral music - details here

In February St Mary-le-Bow hosted the launch dinner for #JustWater17. Listen to Archbishop Makgoba's speech here.

On the Eve of Candlemas, we welcomed the Grocers' Company to their evening service. Read the Rector's homily here.

In January we commemorated Admiral Arthur Phillip with the annual service and an address given by Dr Ian Henderson.

JustShare hosted an event in January to examine how innovation is impacting poverty. Watch a recording here

Learn how a major sandwich chain is working with our Young Homeless project

The Faith and Work Forum offers a distinctive approach to Christian formation at work. Click for further information