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Friday 23

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


8.15am Morning Prayer
Crypt Chapel

1.05pm Eucharist

Monday 26

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


8.15am Morning Prayer
Crypt Chapel

11.30am Ad Phillip Commemoration Service

5.45pm Evening Prayer

Forthcoming Programme

23rd January
2.00 - 7.00pm Trinity Institute (New York) event
‘Inequality and the Common Good’
to register and participate:

26th January
11.30am The Admiral Phillip Commemoration
Admiral Phillip was born in the City of London and bronze busts in St Mary-le-Bow and Watling Street commemorate his achievements as first Governor of New South Wales and the founding of the new Nation of Australia. All welcome

28th January
6.05pm JustShare Lecture
‘Is a Christian businessman an oxymoron?’
Mark Hutchinson, Partner to UK and Ireland Advisory at EY
register here:

2nd February
1.05pm High Mass on the feast of Candlemas

5th February
1.05pm Concert
David Harvey (Guitar)
7.00pm Concert
The Iken Scholars (Matthew Dunn, director)

12th February
1.05pm Concert
Tim Osborne (flute), Nick Ridley (oboe),
Christina Barrie (piano)

23rd February - 8th March Fairtrade Fortnight

18th February Ash Wednesday
1.05pm High Mass & Imposition of Ashes

24th February
6.00pm The Bank Churches’ Lent Group

25th February
6.00pm The Boyle Lecture
Dr Russel Re Manning ‘Natural theology reconsidered (again)’
All welcome - seating limited and unreserved

28th February
10.00am Peal attempt
‘Marmalade’ Peal in honour of the World Marmalade Festival

3rd March
6.00pm The Bank Churches’ Lent Group

10th March
6.00pm The Bank Churches’ Lent Group

17th March
6.00pm The Bank Churches’ Lent Group

24th March
6.00pm The Bank Churches’ Lent Group

25th March
1.05pm High Mass on the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary (feast of title)

6.05pm JustShare event: Gender and equal society in partnership with Christian Aid & St Paul's Institute registration details:

25th March
1.05pm High Mass on the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary (feast of title)

31st March
1.05pm The Passion of Our Lord
sung to plainchant

2nd April Maundy Thursday
1.05pm High Mass of the Lord's Supper

9th April
1.05pm Concert
Chris Christodoulou (Bousiki)

16th April
1.05pm Concert
Miho Hakamata (Violin)

23rd April
1.05pm Concert
Fidelity Worldwide Investment London Choir

Future festal services:

14th May
1.05pm High Mass on the Ascension Day

28th May
6.05pm Sung Eucharist on the feast of Lanfranc (our founder)

4th June
1.05pm High Mass on the feast of Corpus Christi

6th August
1.05pm Sung Eucharist on the feast of the Transfiguration

27th September
3.00pm The Costermongers' Harvest Festival

29th September
1.05pm High Mass on the feast of Michaelmas

2nd November
1.05pm Sung Requiem Mass on the Commemoration
of the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

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23rd January 2015 2.00 - 7.00pm

Trinity Institute event

26th January 2015 at 11.30am

'Inequality and the Common Good' at LSE Faith Centre, London School of Economics will consider issues of inequality from a global perspective and consider how systemic failings can be overcome.
Further information and registration (essential) is available here

mark hutchinson LR

Next concert

5th February

at 1.05pm
David Harvey (guitar)

28th January at 6.05pm

JustShare Talk

'Is a Christian businessman an oxymoron?'

Mark Hutchinson, Partner in Ernst & Young’s Advisory practice in London, will share his own personal perspective on the theology of work.
All welcome, refreshments after.
Please register here

Opening times:

Monday to Wednesday: 7.30am-6.00pm;
Thursday: 7.30am-6.30pm; 
Friday: 7.30am-4.00pm;
Usually 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

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 >

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