We are now within the forty days of St Swithun’s summer weather.
The 40th day is Friday 24 August which is St Bartholomew’s Day.
There will be a Festival Eucharist followed by an outdoor party on the day at 6pm at St Bartholomew the Less in Smithfield.
Nearby St Bartholomew the Great is keeping the feast on Sunday 26 August at 11am with a Solemn Eucharist and Procession of the Icon followed by a wine reception in the cloister.
Late summer is festival time in Smithfield.
The Feast of Dedication of the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great is on Sunday 2 September when there will be an outdoor procession and Solemn Eucharist at 11am.
Sunday 23 September is Founder’s Day, a celebration of Prior Rahere who returned from St Bartholomew’s in Rome to found the Smithfield Church. The procession and Solemn Pontifical Eucharist is at 11am.