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Wednesday 13

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


8.15am Morning Prayer

12.00 noon Carol singing
on the tower steps

1.05pm Eucharist

No Evening Prayer today

Christmas Carol Service
White & Case

Thursday 14

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer71.05pm Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer

5.45pm Evening Prayer


8.15am Morning Prayer

Christmas Carol Service
Fidelity International

5.45pm Evening Prayer
Crypt Chapel

6.05pm Eucharist
Crypt Chapel

Chirstmas Carol Service
Arbitrators & Solicitors

Forthcoming Programme

Forthcoming events at St Mary-le-Bow

Christmas Carol Services:
Wednesday 13th December 6.30pm
White & Case LLP

Thursday 14th December 12.30pm
Fidelity International

Thursday 14th December 6.45pm
The Arbitrators’ Company with the City of London Solicitors

Friday 15th December 6.30pm
The Firefighters’ Company

Monday 18th December 12.30pm
The London Stock Exchange Group

Monday 18th December 6.00pm
The Grocers’ Company

Tuesday 19th December 1.05pm
The Parish Christmas Carol Service

Tuesday 19th December 6.30pm
The Furniture Makers’ Company with the International Bankers’ Company

Wednesday 20th December 5.30pm
Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

The chuch and the Cafe Below will close on 22nd December and reopen on 3rd January.

Wednesday 10th January 7.00pm
Old Salopians Epiphany Carol Service

14th January
3.00pm Concert
the Arcubus Ensemble
a cappella choral music; tickets on the door £10

22nd January
11.00am Admiral Arthur Phillip Commemoration Service

27th January
Concert: the Academy of St Mary-le-Bow
details to follow

2nd February
6.05pm High Mass on the feast of Candlemas

7th February
6.00pm The Boyle Lecture
Dr Mark Harris (University of Edinburgh)
all welcome, seating limited and unreserved

14th February Ash Wednesday
1.05pm High Mass with imposition of Ashes

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
details to follow

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

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14th December at 12.30pm

Fidelity International Christmas Carol Service

Seasonal readings, hymns and carols for our near neighbours from Fidelity International

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Next concert

14th January at 3.00pm

The Arcubus Ensemble

Looking ahead to Christmas

The Parish Christmas Carol Service, with choral music, readings and carols, will be on Tuesday 19th December at 1.05pm. All welome ...
Come when you can, leave when you must.

Click here for details of other carol services 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 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