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Tuesday 23

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

1.05pm Meditation
Crypt Chapel

5.45pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday 24

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

5.45pm Evening Prayer

Forthcoming Programme

Forthcoming events at St Mary-le-Bow

21st May
Christian Aid Circle the City
1.00pm Pre-Walk Service

24th May
6.05pm JustShare series:
What makes an ethical international business?
'Ethical business and the moral responsibility of tax'
The common good requires a universally accepted system of taxation that is perceived as being fair. What are the legal and moral responsibilities of businesses in relation to taxation? How do ethical businesses reconcile their duty to provide the maximum return to their shareholders with their responsibility to other stakeholders and to contributing towards a just society for all?

Join us as we gather a panel of experts to talk about the potential benefits and pitfalls of responsible taxation in an unfair world.

Speakers include:
The Revd William Morris (General Electric)
Janine Juggins (Unilever)
Ewan Livingston (ActionAid)

Details & registration:

25th May
1.05pm High Mass The Ascension Day
preacher: the Revd Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons

30th May
1.00pm Hustings
Parliamentary candidates contesting the seat of the cities of London and Westminster will present their policies and answer questions.
All welcome – please register via Eventbrite

6.30pm Short Evening Service with hymns
7.00pm Parish Supper in the Cafe Below
Tickets in advance:

1st June
7.30pm Concert
Ad Libitum chamber choir
(Julian Collings, director)
tickets £10 on the door

10th June
7.30pm Concert at St Mary’s Putney
The Academy of St Mary-le-Bow

14th June
6.30pm JustShare Lecture
The Revd Liz Adekunle gives a Christian Social and Political Thought Lecture.
Details and registration:

15th June
1.05pm High Mass
The feast of Corpus Christi

28th June
6.05pm JustShare series:
What makes an ethical international business?
'The art of investment'
If international businesses want globalisation to be politically sustainable, they have an interest in finding ways to share its benefits more widely and consistently. Investing in a responsible way is a critical part of maintaining an ethical international business, but how do businesses ensure their investment practices are as responsible as possible? What are the larger guiding principles for choosing one type of investment over another?

Speakers include: Edward Mason (Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group), Geoff Burnand (Investing for Good), Mirja Lehmler-Brown (Aberdeen Asset Management)

details & registration:

6th July
1.05pm Organ Recital Stephen Disley

7th July
6.00pm Rededication Service The Firefighters’ Company

12th July
6.00pm Annual Service The Arbitrators’ Company

13th July
1.05pm Organ Recital Paul Brough

14th July
7.00pm Concert The Giltspur Singers
tickets on the door £15

18th & 19th July
6.00 - 8.00pm Jazz in the Churchyard
free event, cash bar and dining

20th July
1.05pm Organ Recital David Aprahamian Liddle

27th July
1.05pm Organ Recital James Norrey

29th July
7.30pm Concert at St James’s Piccadilly
The Academy of St Mary-le-Bow

3rd August
1.05pm Organ Recital Jonathan Lee

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JS 2017 series

24th May at 6.00pm


21st June

Circle the City

A sponsored walk marking the end of Christian Aid Week starting with a short service at St Mary-le-Bow at 1.00pm.

Click here for registration and details

'Ethical businesses and the moral responsibility of tax'

A panel discussion about the potential benefits and pitfalls of responsible taxation in an unfair world.

Speakers include: the Revd William Morris (General Electric), Janine Juggins (Unilever), Ewan Livingston (ActionAid) all welcome
information and registration click here

Next concert

18th May

at 1.05pm
Susana Gilardoni (soprano)

28th June at 6.00pm

'The art of investment'

Join us as we gather a panel of experts to talk about the challenges and rewards of ethical investment portfolios.

Speakers include: Edward Mason (Church Commissioners for England), Mirja Lehmler-Brown (Aberdeen Asset Management), Geoff Burnand (Investing for Good)
all welcome information and registration click here

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 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

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

In December we welcomed over a dozen institutions to Advent and Christmas Carol Services here. We also received a record number of people at the Parish Christmas Carol Service. Listen to the Rector's homily here.

In November, Dr Wilf Wilde gave a JustShare Lecture on climate change and inperial energy wars. Listen to it here

In September, Pearly Kings and Queens joined us for the annual Costermongers' Harvest Festival.

In August the Academy of St Mary-le-Bow, a new orchestra of young players, launched here

In July, Jazz in the Churchyard was a great success with 200 people dropping in for music from Kansas Smitty's, drinks and food - pictures here

In July, Bedfordshire Young Ringers won the Ringing World National Youth Striking Contest see pictures here | read more here

In June the Revd Canon Dr Jim Walters (Chaplain & Faith Advisor, LSE) gave a lecture 'Redeeming money' - watch it here

In June the Court of the Vicar General confimed the election of the Bishop of Lichfield see pictures here

In May we had a full house at our Cheapside 'Brexit' Debate - listen here

In May we welcomed Circle the City to start and finish their sponsored walk at the end of Christian Aid week

In May JS held a talk on perspectives from Syria at All Hallows by the Tower

In April JS held a debate about the Trade Union Bill - watch here

In March JS and St Paul's Cathedral hosted an avent exploring climate change - watch here

In February a JS panel discussed LGBT rights and Christianity - watch here

In February Professor Sarah Coakley delivered the Boyle Lecture to a packed church. Read the Lecture here

JustShare and Capital Mass hosted a panel discuss revisiting the refugee crisis. Watch the event here

In January we commemorated Admiral Arthur Phillip at the annual service.

In January Mark Field MP came on a fact-finding visit to learn about our support of a credit union

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 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