Saturday November 27, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Wedding
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday November 28, 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
Monday November 29, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert: Ensemble Hespiri
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ensemble Hesperi

Oswald Airs for the Seasons: Summer - The Tulip
Handel Trio Sonata in F major
Farinel The Divisions Violin
Christoph Prelude from The Division Flute
Handel Chaconne in F major
Oswald Airs for the Seasons: Autumn - The Marigold
Purcell Sonatas of Three Parts: No. 1 in G minor
Finger Sonata No. 1 in F 5 major
Playford A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes, Full of the Highland Humours
Playford Two dances from the English Dancing Master
Blow Trio Sonata in A Major
Oswald Airs for the Seasons: Autumn - The Sweet Sultan
Matteis Ayers for the Violin, Part Four 

Ensemble Hesperi is a young, dynamic period ensemble specialising in both Scottish Baroque music and hidden musical gems of eighteenth-century London. Join them for a concert celebrating the lives of musicians who lived and worked near the Temple Church in the 1700s. The programme will feature a set of jigs composed for each of the four Inns of Court and a sparkling trio sonata by Purcell, alongside some lesser known, but no less intriguing, Scottish composers.

Please note the change of venue for this concert due to the overrunning building works in the Inner Temple

For more information and booking please click here.

Tuesday November 30, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday December 1, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Service
Advent Carol Service
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

Booking not required.

Thursday December 2, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Service
Holy Communion
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

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

Concert
Bar Choral Society Christmas Concert
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Bar Choral Society
Temple Brass
Greg Morris conductor

The Bar Choral Society is joined by the virtuosic players of Temple Brass in a programme which will get your Christmas festivities off to a flying start.  The first half brings together music from across Europe and down the centuries, culminating in the thrilling setting of the Gloria by John Rutter.  In the second half, choir and brass will perform some of the more light-hearted festive music and you will be invited to join in some of your favourite carols.

For more information and booking please click here.

Friday December 3, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday December 4, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Wedding
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Service
Wedding
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday December 5, 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
Monday December 6, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday December 7, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Service
"Bah Humbug?"- Certainly not! Carols & Readings for Christmas
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung by the Temple Singers

A more secular service of Christmas carols and readings.
Booking not required.

Wednesday December 8, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Service
Choral Evensong
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung by the Temple Singers

Booking not required.

Thursday December 9, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Service
Holy Communion
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

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

Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert: Choristers of the Temple Church Choir
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Choristers of the Temple Church Choir 
Roger Sayer director
Anne Denholm harp
Charles Andrews organ 

Gareth Treseder Christmas Suite (first performance) 
Bach Fantasia: In dulci jubilo
Britten Ceremony of Carols 

There cannot be much that is more festive than the angelic sound of the acclaimed Temple Church Choristers performing in the awe-inspiring surrounding of the Temple Church, complete with its towering Christmas tree. So join us for this performance of Britten's best-loved choral work, alongside a new festive work by Welsh tenor and composer Gareth Treseder - whose choral writing has been described as "beautifully atmospheric", "quietly lush" and "powerful and stunning".

For booking please click here.

Friday December 10, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday December 11, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Sunday December 12, 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
Temple Church Carol Service
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

To book your place, please email catherine@templechurch.com

Followed by Christmas Lunch for Inner Temple Benchers and Members in Middle Temple Hall.  To book for lunch, members@innertemple.org.uk

Special Event
Children's Nativity Play
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Tickets are required this year for the play as the Children's Tea afterwards will take place in the Church and seating is limited.

To book, members@innertemple.org.uk

Monday December 13, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert: Handel's The Messiah
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Collegium Musicum of London

Greg Morris director

Temple Players 

Augusta Hebbert soprano

Robin Blaze alto

Simon Wall tenor

Bradley Travis bass

 

Handel Messiah         

There are some pieces of music that are as exciting to listen to whether it’s the first or hundredth time you have heard them; Handel’s ever-popular oratorio definitely falls into this category. With its uplifting arias and rousing choruses, it evokes feelings from every extreme of the emotional spectrum, not least the inducement of festivity, as an essential part of the build up to Christmas. Our annual performance welcomes back the outstanding collective voices of Collegium Musicum of London and a line up of exceptional soloists under the baton of Temple Church’s former Assistant Director of Music, Greg Morris.

Please click here for more information 

Tuesday December 14, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday December 15, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Thursday December 16, 2021
Service
Holy Communion
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

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

Service
Temple Church Carol Service
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

Booking not required.

Friday December 17, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday December 18, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Sunday December 19, 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
Temple Church Carol Service
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

To book your place, please email catherine@templechurch.com

Followed by Christmas lunch for Middle Temple Benchers and Members in Middle Temple Hall.  To book for lunch please contact Middle Temple Treasury Office 020 7427 4800.

Monday December 20, 2021
Church Open for Sightseeing
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday December 21, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Wednesday December 22, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Thursday December 23, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Holy Communion
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

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

Friday December 24, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Choral Communion for Christmas Eve
11:15 pm – 11:45 pm

Sung by the Temple Singers

Booking not required.

Saturday December 25, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Service
Choral Mattins for Christmas Day
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

Booking not required.

Sunday December 26, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Monday December 27, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day
Tuesday December 28, 2021
Church Closed for Sightseeing
all –day