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Forthcoming Programme

2nd December
1.30pm Cantata

4th December
7.30pm Bryden & Mathews (flute & guitar) £12/£6 on the door

8th December
6.30pm Advent Carol Service
Emmanuel College Cambridge

11th December
11.00am (time to be confirmed)
Christmas Carol Service
United Wards Club

6.00pm Christmas Carol Service
The Firefighters’ Company

14th December
6.00pm Christmas Carol Service
The Grocers’ Company

15th December
1.00pm Christmas Carol Service
The Britain-Australia Society

6.00pm Christmas Carol Service
Bates Wells Braithwaite

16th December
6.00pm at the Geffrye Museum
Christmas Carol Service
The Furniture Makers’ Company

17th December
12.30pm Christmas Carol Service
Fidelity Worldwide Investment

6.45pm Christmas Carol Service
The Arbitrators’ Company
& the City of London Solicitors

18th December
1.05pm the Parish Christmas Carol Service
all welcome

21st December
12.30pm Christmas Carol Service
The London Stock Exchange Group

The church and parish office will be closed from 24th December to 3rd January.

6th January
1.05pm High Mass on the Epiphany of Our Lord

18th January
11.30am The Admiral Arthur Phillip Commemoration

20th January
6.30pm Panel discussion hosted by JustShare and Capital Mass: 'Six months on: The present state of the refugee crisis' Speakers include: The Rt Revd Dr David S Walker (Bishop of Manchester), Catherine Gladwell (Founder and Director of the Refugee Support Network)

24th February
6.05pm Panel discussion hosted by JustShare and Christian Aid: 'LGBT rights and Christianity: arch enemies or obvious allies?' Speakers include: the Revd Canon Mark Oakley (Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral), Ruth Hunt (Chief Executive of Stonewall)

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Tuesday 01

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


7.30am Morning Prayer

7.45am Eucharist
followed by breakfast

1.05pm Meditation
St Vedast, Foster Lane

5.45pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday 02

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


8.15am Morning Prayer

1.05pm Eucharist
1.30pm Cantata
music by Buxtehude

5.45pm Evening Prayer

Buxtehude 01

15th December at 1.00pm

2nd December at 1.30pm

Advent Cantata

Following the Eucharist at 1.05pm, a Cantata for voice and organ by Dietrich Buxtehude with reflections on the season of Advent

18th December at 1.05pm

Opening times:

Monday to Wednesday: 7.30am-6.00pm;
Thursday: 7.30am-6.30pm; 
Friday: 7.30am-4.00pm;
Often closed on weekends (please enquire) and bank holidays. Guided tours are sometimes available by arrangement - enquire. Assisted access to the church is now available at the west porch from the Churchyard.

Recently at St Mary-le-Bow

In November a new peal board commemorated ringing to celebrate the 800th Lord Mayor's Show

In October we welcomed parishioners and members of the Corporation to celebrate the Eleanor Cross stone

The International Bankers' Company celebrated Harvest here in October - see pictures

The Costermongers celebrated harvest in September and Fr Christopher Woods preached - see pictures

In September Dr Tim Schroder gave a talk on the parish silver at Grocers' Hall - see pictures

JustShare and Global Justice Now hosted a debate on TTIP in September - watch a video

In July a commemorative stone was set in the Churchyard to mark the Eleanor Cross which once stood on Cheapside.

'The slaves next door' was the title of a JustShare panel in July. Read more here

Dr Wilf Wilde gave a JustShare Lecture, 'Magna Carta and the struggle for justice' in June.

We enjoyed wonderful #jazzinthechurchyard with the Kansas Smitty's on a balmy evening in June

The Court of the Vicar General confirmed the election of the Ven. Rachel Treweek to the See of Gloucester in June.

In April we held a Hustings for parliamentary candidates - details here (scroll to 30 Apr)

'Does aid work?' a JustShare Lecture in April by the Rt Hon. Clare Short - watch a video here

‘Change at Every Level: New Structures for Gender Equality.’ Watch a video of the panel discussion organised by JustShare, Christian Aid and St Paul’s Institute, here in March.

'Is agribusiness the only way to feed the world?', asked a JustShare panel here in March. Watch the video here

Dr Russell Re Maning delivered the 2015 Boyle Lecture in February. Link to media here.

The Rector preached at the World's Original Marmalade Awards in March. Read his sermon here.

In February the Revd Stephen Coleman preached on Candlemas: read his sermon here

Prof Barry Godfrey gave the Admiral Phillip Address in January: listen here

In January Mark Hutchinson gave a JustShare Lecture asking if a Christian Businessman is an oxymoron. Listen here

The Revd John Pritchard preached at High Mass on the Epiphany; read his sermon here

The Rt Revd the Lord Harries of Pentregarth gave an anniversary lecture in December about the Revd Jospeh McCulloch - listen here

Dr Neil Faulkner gave a JustShare Lecture in December on the 'real' history of WWI - listen

Congratulations to the Rt Revd Andrew Watson, elected to the See of Guildford here in November.

A lively panel discussion on divestment from fossil fuels took place in November. Details here

Frank Field MP & Nick Timmins debated Welfare Reform in October - watch the debate here

The London 12-Bells Competition took place in October - further details here

Christian Aid launched its 'Tax for the Common Good' report here in October - see what happened

Confirmation of the Election of the Bishop of Hereford took place in October - more here

Prebendary Nick Mercer preached at the International Bankers' Harvest - read here

Opera in the Churchyard - and a Recital by Suzanne Wilson and Alan Wilson - pictures here

In September we hosted a celebratory dinner for 100 in church see pictures

Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England spoke in a dbate in September watch the debate here

St Mary-le-Bow launched its new Twitter account in September - please follow and share:

Admiral Arthur Phillip RN is commemorated in Westminster Abbey in July - pictures here

July's JustShare Lecture by Andy and Carol Kingston-Smith innovatively explored biblical principles of social justice. Listen here

50th Anniversary Service:
listen to the Bishop of London's sermon

Rupert David Jonathan Tilbury was baptised here in June. See pictures here

June's JustShare panel discussion on tax ethics is available to watch here

In May, historian and author Juliet Gardiner gave a lecture about the Blitz. Pictures here | listen here

Ruth Dearnley OBE gave a lecture in April:
'Stop the Traffik: is prevention possible?'
Listen to the lecture here

The Revd Dr Sam Wells gave a lecture in March, asking: 'What's Wrong with Poverty?'
read a report here listen to the lecture here

The Revd Dr Jules Gomez gave a Lecture about social justice in February. Listen to it here

Dr Eve Poole of Ashridge Business School gave a JustShare Lecture in January.
Watch a video of the event here.

Admiral Phillip was commemorated in January. .

The Revd Dr Alister McGrath delivered the 2014 Boyle Lecture in January. or watch it here.

In December, author the Revd Chris Beales spoke about his latest book, 'Practising Jesus'.
Listen to his lecture here

Our debate in Prisons Week examined the government's reforms of law and order. Listen here

In October, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress attended Evening Prayer at
St Mary-le-Bow. View pictures here

Learn more about St Mary-le-Bow with these two short films

The Church of St Mary-le-Bow today > The history of St Mary-le-Bow: a film made by our sister church, Trinity Wall Street, in New York City >

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