Last week, Isobel from IsobelandCat’s Blog told me about A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols with the Choir of St Bartholomew the Great. We attended this service on Sunday night. Not only was the singing amazing, but the church is beautiful. In 1123 it opened as an Augustinian Priory. Since 1143 it has been used as a place of worship. This church survived the Great Fire of London in 1666, the bombs dropped by Zeppelins in World War I, and the Blitz in World War II. The church was featured in the movies Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Amazing Grace, The End of the Affair, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The Other Boleyn Girl.
After the service on my way out I snapped some photos. There were a lot of people so the pictures were quick and not so great. I hope it gives you an idea of how lovely the service was and the stunning church. Thanks Isobel for the wonderful suggestion.