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Wednesday 17

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


8.15am Morning Prayer
Crypt Chapel

1.05am Eucharist

5.45pm Evening Prayer

6.05pm JustShare Debate with St Paul's Institute
this event is now sold out

Thursday 18

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


8.15am Morning Prayer
Crypt Chapel

5.45pm Evening Prayer

6.05pm Eucharist
Crypt Chapel

Forthcoming Programme

17th September
6.30pm JustShare Debate co-hosted with St Paul’s Institute: 'Should economic growth be the primary goal of economic policy?’ with Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of
England and Dr Andrew Lilico, chief Executive of Europe Economics. This event is sold out, but you can put your name on the waiting list:

19th September
7.00 for 7.30pm Parish 50th Anniversary Dinner
sponsored by Fidelity Worldwide Investment
tickets £50 places limited, enquire here:

20th & 21st September
Open House London
Free guided tours with the Rector on both days at 11.00, 12.30, 2.00, 3.30. Meet in the Vestibule

21st September
5.00pm Concert Pegasus Chamber Choir
present a free recital marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. All welcome, retiring collection

24th September
6.00 - 8.00pm Opera in the Churchyard
We will welcome five acclaimed musicians to St Mary-le-Bow Churchyard for a programme of arias, organised together with the City Music Foundation and with the kind support of Aberdeen Asset Management and Blüthner Pianos. Please reserve a place by 12th September here:

25th September
1.05pm Concert Chris Lloyd (piano)

28th September
3.00pm Harvest Festival for the Costermongers
followed by a quarter peal attempt
all welcome, seating limited

29th September
1.05pm Sung Eucharist Michael & All Angels
Preacher: the Revd Daniel Sandham, Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Brownswood Park

1st October
at 6.30pm 50th Anniversary Recital
Alan Wilson (organ) and Suzanne Wilson (soprano) followed by drinks - reserve a place here:

2nd October
1.05pm Organ Recital by Martin Toyer

7th October
6.00pm Harvest Festival for the International Bankers’ Company

9th October
1.05pm Trumpet & Organ Recital by Illumina (Richard Moore (organ) & Ellie Lovegrove (trumpet))

14th October
6.00pm JustShare and Christian Aid event at St James’s Piccadilly

16th October
1.05pm Organ Recital by James Grainger

17th October
5.00pm Confirmation of Election
of the Bishop of Hereford

21st October
6.00pm Christian Aid launch event
‘Tax and morality’ with Giles Fraser, Rowan Williams, Esther Reed, Angus Ritchie and others. Registration is essential: please email

23rd October
1.05pm Organ Recital by Norman Harper

27th October
at 6.30pm Anniversary Debate about welfare reform with the Rt Hon. Frank Field MP and Nick Timmins (Senior Fellow, Health Policy, The King's Fund), followed by drinks – reserve a place here:

30th October
1.05pm Organ Recital by Christopher Johns
7.00pm Concert The Iken Scholars
tickets £10 concessions £5

6th November
1.05pm Concert Margaret Morrell (soprano)

8th November
11.00am Ringing for the Lord Mayor’s Show

11th November
10.55am Prayers for Remembrance all welcome

13th November
1.05pm Concert Harrow School Byron Consort

19th November
6.05pm JustShare Lecture 'War Criminals, Refugees and the UK,’ by Brian Moore of Torture Aware UK.
Register here:

Looking ahead:

9th December
Evening Advent Office followed by a lecture about the Revd Jospeh McCulloch given by the Rt Revd the Lord Harries of Pentregharth, and Parish Supper in the Cafe Below. Register here:

17th September at 6.30pm

Andy Haldane 01

JustShare Debate

hosted in partnership with St Paul's Institute: 'Should economic growth be the primary goal of economic policy? Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England and Dr Andrew Lilico, Executive Director and Principal of Europe Economics. Chaired by Barbara Ridpath, Director of St Paul’s Institute all welcome - register here

andrew lillico
Christian Aid

Next concert

21st September

at 5.00pm
Chamber Choir

Anniversary Debate: 'Welfare reform'

27th October at 6.30pm

Frank Field MP & Nick Timmins (Senior Fellow, Health Policy, The King's Fund) 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.

Nick Timmins

Recently at St Mary-le-Bow

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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