Video Service of Holy Communion

July 12, 2020
11:15 am

Music to include ‘Prelude and Fugue in A Minor’ (Bach), ‘Lift up your Heads’ (Gibbons), ‘Fantaisie in E flat’ (Saint-Saens)

This will be available Sunday 12 July 11.15am on the Church’s YouTube Channel. 

Inner Temple History Society Talk

March 16, 2020
5:45 pm

London and the Temple in 1270

Professor Caroline Barron OBE
Emeritus Professor of History, Royal Holloway, University of London

Doors open 5.45pm for a 6pm start

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Bach St John Passion *Cancelled*

March 17, 2020
7:00 pm


With Easter approaching, we welcome back Collegium Musicum of London, an exceptional chamber choir who are joined by exceptional soloists. Together they will perform one of Bach’s most popular sacred works. The St. John Passion is a truly optimistic work, filled with light and hope, and renowned for its sheer beauty and dramatic contrasts.

Bach St. John Pasison

Collegium Musicum of London
Greg Morris director
Simon Wall Evangelist
Jimmy Holliday Christus
Christopher Webb Pilate/bass
Grace Davidson soprano
William Towers alto
Nathan Vale tenor

Tickets £15 £20 £30 £40

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Choral Evensong

February 19, 2020
5:45 pm

The Temple Singers

Organ Prelude Te lucis ante terminum (Dupré)
Responses (Clucas)
Psalm 119. 137-144 (Alcock)
1st Lesson Exodus 18. 13-26
Magnificat Second Service (Leighton)
2nd Lesson Matthew 25. 31-46
Nunc Dimittis Second Service (Leighton)
Anthem Sing joyfully (Byrd)
Organ Voluntary Harmonies du soir (Karg-Elert)

Followed by Inner Temple History Society Lecture. Frederic Reynold QC, High Principle, Low Politics and the Emergence of the Supreme Court. Tickets: £10.55, (£5.45 for students).

To book: or 020 7797 8250


Poulenc Gloria

February 13, 2020
7:00 pm

The choristers of the Temple Church Choir, the newly-formed Temple Youth Choir and the Temple Singers come together for a joyful event to open the spring season. Poulenc’s glorious mass setting, full of freshness and energy, will be the central work in a concert of magnificent choral music.

Vierne Kyrie from Messe Solennelle
Messiaen O sacrum convivium
Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire 
Duruflé Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens
Ubi caritas et amor
Tota pulchra es 
Tu es Petrus
Tantum ergo 
Poulenc Gloria

Temple Youth Choir
Temple Church Choir
Temple Singers
Roger Sayer director
Augusta Hebbert soprano
Charles Andrews organ

Generously supported by the Honourable Societies of the Inner and Middle Temple.

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Choral Evensong

February 12, 2020
5:45 pm

The Temple Singers

Organ Prelude Romance (W. Lloyd Webber)
Introit If ye love me (Tallis)
Responses (Rose)
Psalm I was glad (Parry)
1st Lesson Song of Songs 8. 6-7
Magnificat (Harwood in A flat)
2nd Lesson 1 Corinthians 13
Nunc Dimittis (Harwood in A flat)
Anthem Zadok the Priest (Handel)
Blessing Gaelic Blessing (Rutter)
Organ Voluntary Trumpet tune from King Arthur (Purcell arr. Dearnley)

Choral Communion

February 9, 2020
11:15 am

The Temple Singers

Organ Prelude Betrachtung op 174 (Rheinberger)
Mass Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera (di Lasso)
Epistle 1 Corinthians 9. 24-end
Gradual Psalm 9 (Battishill)
Gospel Matthew 20. 1-16
Preacher The Master
Communion Anthem Deus Justus et Salvans (de Wert)
Organ Voluntary Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV545 (J. S. Bach)

Choral Evensong for Candlemas

January 29, 2020
5:45 pm
The Temple Church Choir

Organ Prelude Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV616 (J. S. Bach)

Introit O nata Lux (Tallis)
Responses (Tomkins)
Psalm 131
Magnificat (Stanford in A)
Nunc Dimittis (Stanford in A)
Anthem When to the Temple (Eccard)
Organ Voluntary Fugue on the Magnificat, BWV733 (J. S. Bach)

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Christian Gautschi performs music by Peeters and Liszt

Free admission, Retiring collection. Please click here for more information