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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Discover & explore, The Shadow of Angels & Business Harvest Festival

This week at St Stephen Walbrook includes the beginning  of our latest series of Discover & explore services of musical discovery, the opening of Kim Poor's exhibition The Shadow of Angels and our annual Business Harvest Festival.

Our Discover & explore services begin again on Monday 3rd October at 1.10pm with a service on the theme of Time led by the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields and myself. This new series will explore themes of stewardship & finance. As well as being led by the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the series will have input from Revds Jonathan Evens, Alastair McKay and Sally Muggeridge

All Discover & explore services begin at 1.10pm:

• Monday 3rd October: Time
• Monday 10th October: Talents
• Monday 17th October: Treasure/Gold
• Monday 24th October: Guidance
• Monday 31st October: Promises (All Souls)
• Monday 7th November: Safety
• Monday 14th November: Money
• Monday 21st November: Security

Discover & explore services have been described as “perfect services of peace in our busy lives” and explore their themes through a thoughtful mix of music, prayers, readings and reflections.

Discover & explore service series are supported by The Worshipful Company of Grocers, for whose generous support we are most grateful.

We do hope you'll be able to join us on Monday evening, 3rd October, to celebrate the launch of The Shadow of Angels. We're excited to announce the musical programme for the evening, which will feature an expertly curated collection of classical musicians and dancers!

The opening will run from 6pm with music and dance from just before 8.

Prelude and Fugue in B Flat Minor BWV 867
‘Pavane' 2nd Piano Suite Opus 10
George Enescu
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FERNANDO MONTAÑO - Soloist with The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden
'The Swan' Carnival des Animaux
Camille Saint-Saens
'Kol Nidrei' Opus 47
Max Bruch
Estampes - 'Pagodes'
Claude Debussy
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'Grave and Andante’ from Violin Sonata No 2 in A Minor BWV 1003.
J.S. Bach
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'Elements' Carte Blanche
Choreography by Kirill Burlov

At St Stephen Walbrook we have a tradition that companies in the parish designate someone to bring an object to represent their work and to place it on the altar as a symbol at the beginning of our Business Harvest Festival service.

Businesses and organisations representing the work found in the Parish of St Stephen last year included: Arthur J Gallagher, The City of London Police, The Don Restaurant and ‘Sign of the Don’, Rynda Property Investors, Vestra Wealth LLP, The Friends of the City Churches, U3A, London Internet Church, City of London Corporation, Sir Robert McAlpine, Christian Aid, commission4mission, Walbrook Music Trust, Threadneedle Asset Management, Central London Samaritans, British Arab Commercial Bank and Coq d’Argent, among others.

Among the items placed on the Henry Moore designed altar during 2015’s Service were a PCSO's black bowler, bolts, bronze and glass from local construction sites, paintings and drawings, a variety of reports and brochures, bread, wine and fruit, a hi-vis jacket, and a telephone representing the work of Samaritans.

This year our Business Harvest Festival will be held on Thursday 6th October at 12.45pm. Music by the Choir of St Stephen Walbrook and our organist Joe Sentance includes Te Deum in Bb by Stanford and Jubilate Deo by Britten. All are welcome.


Charles Villiers Stanford - Te Deum in Bb

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