Monday September 27, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday September 28, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert with Grace Davidson and Christian Forshaw
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Grace Davidson soprano

Christian Forshaw saxophone

Libby Burgess organ      

HISTORICAL FICTION

Purcell Fairest Isle So! When the glitt’ring Queen of the Night
Marais Sonneries de St Geneviève
Handel Eternal Source of Light Divine Ombra Mai Fu
Gibbons The Silver Swan
Rameau Suite from Les Boréades
Dowland Come Heavy Sleep
All pieces arranged by Christian Forshaw

More information here.

Wednesday September 29, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert with Jeffrey Siegel Piano
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Keyboard Conversations: Music of Joy and Peace

Beethoven Presto con fuoco from Sonata in E Flat
Schumann Aria from Sonata in F Sharp
Bach Presto from Italian Concerto
Rachmaninov Prelude in G
Copland The Cat and the Mouse
Gershwin I Got Rhythm

 

Having performed as a soloist with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, Jeffrey Siegel launched his popular Keyboard Conversations concerts to give audiences an extra insight into the music he delights in performing. Lively, captivating commentary precedes virtuosic performances of piano masterpieces. The concert will conclude with a fast-paced question-and-answer session.

This concert is promoted by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Click here for more information 

Thursday September 30, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday October 1, 2021
Church Open for sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday October 2, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Sunday October 3, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Holy Communion
8:30 am – 9:30 am

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Service
Choral Mattins to Celebrate the Start of the Legal Year
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir 

Responses: (Rose)
Psalm: 42 1-7.10-15
TeDeum:  (Ireland in F)
Jubilate:  (Ireland in F)
Anthem: I was Glad (Parry)
Preacher: The Master

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Monday October 4, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Memorial Service
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday October 5, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Service
Memorial Service
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Wednesday October 6, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Concert
Lunchtime Organ Recital: Charles Andrews
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This recital will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel. For more details please visit the Organ Recital Page.

Service
Choral Evensong for the Opening of the Legal Year
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

Organ prelude: Improvisation no 1 (Saint-Saëns)
Responses: (Rose)
Psalm: 100 (Britten)
Canticles: (Stanford in B-flat)
Anthem: I was glad (Parry)
Organ voluntary: Marche religieuse (Guilmant)

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Thursday October 7, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Holy Communion
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Please note earlier start time of 1.00pm

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Concert
BBC Singers and Anna Lapwood Organ
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Playing the majestic organ of Temple Church, organist Anna Lapwood joins the BBC Singers for a concert featuring her own transcriptions of the ‘Four Sea Interludes’ from Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes, as featured on her critically-acclaimed new album, ‘Images’. Alongside the transcriptions of Britten’s iconic and evocative operatic score is a world premiere by Kristina Arakelyan. Described by BBC Music Magazine as a rising star, Arakelyan’s Seascapes mirrors the themes of each sea interlude to create an interlinking sound world between choir and organ. The concert is conducted by Ben Palmer.

BENJAMIN BRITTEN Hymn to St Cecilia
KRISTINA ARAKELYAN Seascapes (world premiere)
Interspersed with
BENJAMIN BRITTEN ‘Four Sea Interludes’ from Peter Grimes (arranged for organ by Anna Lapwood)

For more information and booking please visit the BBC Singers website

Friday October 8, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday October 9, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Wedding
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sunday October 10, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Holy Communion
8:30 am – 9:30 am

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Service
Choral Communion
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

Organ prelude: Andante sostenuto (Widor)
Introit: Ubi Caritas (Duruflé)
Psalm:130
Setting: Missa Brevis (Haydn)
Anthem: Let all mortal Flesh (Bairstow)
Preacher: The Reader
Organ voluntary: Prelude in E minor (Bach)

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Monday October 11, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday October 12, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Service
Memorial Service
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Wednesday October 13, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Concert
Lunchtime Organ Recital: Hilary Punnett
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This recital will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel. For more details please visit the Organ Recital Page.

Service
Choral Evensong
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

Introit: God be in my Head (Rutter)
Psalm: 42 1-7,10-15
Canticles: (Wood in F )
Anthem: O thou the central orb. (Wood)

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel.

Thursday October 14, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Service
Holy Communion
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Friday October 15, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday October 16, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Wedding
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday October 17, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Holy Communion
8:30 am – 9:30 am

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Service
Choral Mattins
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir 

Organ prelude: Prelude in A minor (Bach)
Responses: (Leighton)
Psalm: 93
Te Deum: Service in C (Britten)
Jubilate: (Leighton)
Anthem: Blessed City (Bairstow)
Preacher: The Master
Organ voluntary: Fugue in A minor (Bach)

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Monday October 18, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert: The Sixteen
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Harry Christophers director

 

THE CHOICEST MUSIC OF THE KINGDOM

Plainsong Veni creator spiritus
Byrd Laudibus in sanctis | This sweet and merry month of May | Come woeful Orpheus | Haec dies Infelix ego 
Fayrfax Eternae laudis lilium
Morley April is in my mistress’ face | Phyllis, I fain would die now | My bonny lass she smileth  
Gibbons The Silver Swan | Hosanna to the Son of David 
Ramsey When David heard that Absalon was slain Almighty and everlasting God we humbly beseech thee | How are the mighty fallen  
Weelkes Hosanna to the Son of David
Tomkins When David heard that Absalon was slain 

This concert is promoted by the Temple Music Foundation. For more details click here.

Tuesday October 19, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday October 20, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Concert
Lunchtime Organ Recital: Jeremiah Stephenson
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This recital will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel. For more details please visit the Organ Recital Page.

Service
Choral Evensong
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung by the Temple Singers

Organ prelude: Dies' sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot (Bach)
Responses: (Byrd)
Canticles: Fifth Service (Tomkins)
Anthem: Strengthen ye the weak hands (Harris)
Organ voluntary: Flourish for an occasion (Harris)

 

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Thursday October 21, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Service
Holy Communion
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Friday October 22, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Talk
The Temple Church: Magna Carta, The Da Vinci Code and 800 Years in Between
1:10 pm – 1:50 pm

Find out more about our history and The Da Vinci Code here.

Saturday October 23, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Sunday October 24, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Holy Communion
8:30 am – 9:30 am

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel

Service
Choral Communion
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Sung by the Temple Singers

Organ prelude: Dolce (Widor)
Introit: O Most merciful (Wood)
Setting: Mass for five voices (Byrd)
Preacher: The Reader
Organ voluntary: Fugue in E minor (Bach)

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel 

Monday October 25, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday October 26, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday October 27, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Concert
Lunchtime Organ Recital: Roger Sayer
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This recital will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel. For more details please visit the Organ Recital Page.

Service
Choral Evensong
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung by the Temple Singers

Organ prelude:Fugue in B minor (Bach)
Introit:O Quam gloriosum (Victoria)
Responses: (Byrd)
Psalm: 149
Canticles: (Purcell in B flat)
Anthem: Justorum animae (Byrd)
Organ voluntary: Prelude in B minor (Bach)

This service will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel