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Guild of St Bride's journalism bursary - the first decade

Ten years up! - that's the record that the Guild of St Bride's journalism bursary has racked up with its funding of 11 young journalists at the start of their careers. The lucky nine, who are listed below with their...

Two of the longest serving members of the congregation, Edward and Pamela Bevin, celebrate their golden wedding on Friday November 27. It was on that day and date in 1970 when the then Rector, the charismatic Prebendary Dewi Morgan officiated...

John Schofield was a young journalist who had reported in a number of war zones, covering conflicts in Northern Ireland, Beirut, the Gulf and the Balkans for ITN, Channel 4 and the BBC. Whilst working in Bosnia on Radio 4's...

Book Review: Faith in the City of London

Faith in the City of London by Niki Gorick published by Unicorn (14 April 2020) Faith in the City of London, by Niki Gorick, showcases over 200 photographs with well-articulated captions revealing the many different ways spiritual life is celebrated...

Clergy Moves

One of our associate priests is moving on Mark Fox is taking up the role of Associate Priest at St Margaret's Lothbury, where he served as Assistant Curate when first ordained in 2013. Mark's background in journalism and his long...

Here at St Bride's we are very sad to share the news of the death of Revd Wallace Boulton on Wednesday 27th April. Wallace had a long relationship with St Bride's that began in the early '70s and spanned the...

Congratulations to St Bride's Guildsman, former Churchwarden, and former Times journalist Christopher McKane on the publication of his first book "The Thunderer: The Life and Times of John Walter II." John Walter was a Master Printer and controlled The Times...

Ninth Award of the Guild Journalism Bursary

Meet the Guild of St Bride's ninth bursary student, Sophie Dickinson, who is starting her one-year MA journalism course at City, University of London, this autumn. Sophie was chosen to receive the £3,000 award from a shortlist of four candidates...

Our burgeoning clergy team

We are delighted to report that the Revd Dr Jeff Lake and the Revd Mark Fox have now been officially licensed to St Bride's as our Associate Priests. Mark and Jeff were both licensed by Bishop Sarah, the Bishop of...

Members of the historic Guild of St Bride were seeing double this academic year as two highly promising journalism students were given bursary funding. The guild, based at the journalists' church in Fleet Street, has been supporting one postgraduate student...

The centenary of the Armistice marking the end of the First World War coincides with Remembrance Sunday on 11th November. To mark this significant anniversary, the Rector and a German Pastor are exchanging pulpits in their respective churches. Alison will...

Beyond the Darkness Review

On 26th August, St Bride's commemorated one of our parishioners who was born on that day in 1845. The name of Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols is not well known. As the first recorded victim of the killer known as Jack...

Welcome Robin Turner

We are delighted to welcome Robin Turner as our new Head Verger. Robin joins us from St Edmundsbury Cathedral and brings with him a variety of skills and experience and we look forward to working with him as we move...

Eastbournian Society Choral Evensong As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Eastbourne College, their choir will be singing Evensong at 5.00pm on Wednesday 11 October. Many of the College's supporters will be present and are welcome to the reception...

The Travelling Spire

This week we had a quick visit from Becky Element and David Fellows. Becky and David were married in Coventry on 20th May 2017 but they had a very special part of St Bride's with them on the day....

Farewell to Josh

Many of you will know our senior Verger Josh Delia. After two and half years with us, Josh has left to be ordained for the priesthood. In September he, his wife Emily and their new baby Eva-Maria will take up...

All Souls' Evensong

Remembering On Sunday 30th October at the service of Choral Evensong, we marked All Souls' tide, remembering many of our friends and loved ones who have died, both recently and a long time ago. The Church has long recognised the...

St Bride's Guildsman, David Kitchen MBE (5/3/1942-19/8/2005) loved music, and a recital of British Music was held at St Bride's back in August to remember him, and also to raise funds for St James' School Zongoro in Zimbawe; thank you...

One of the wonderful things about St Bride's is that we are continually uncovering new and remarkable features of our history. We have recently discovered that one of the most significant pioneering figures in the history of steam engineering was...

It was with great delight that a group of us from St Bride's went to support our Assistant Curate, the Revd Dr Jeff Lake, at his ordination to the Priesthood on 26th June, at St Stephen's, Rochester Row. Jeff Lake...

Sally Muggeridge, Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors in 2013-14, is to be ordained as a deacon in the OBE Chapel of St Paul's Cathedral on September 10th at 11am.

On the afternoon of Saturday 4th July, at St Paul's Cathedral, the Rector and members of the St Bride's congregation were delighted to attend the ordination to the diaconate of the Revd Dr Jeff Lake, who is our new Assistant...

Nigel Farage spoke of the legacy of the Great War to a packed audience on Monday 10th November, as the guest speaker for the annual Tom Olsen Lecture at St Bride's Church. On the eve of Armistice Day, the UK...

Article Links Two years on OK, let's start with the basics: Water Demolishing homes, a military necessity? Articles from Bethlehem 2012 Checkpoint 300 Education under Occupation Occupation Escalates St Bride's parishioner, Sophie Wickham, is volunteering in Occupied Palestine as...

David Meara has announced that he will be retiring from office at the end of July 2014 after 14 years at the church

Making a splash for the angels

The Rector asked a very direct question at Evensong: "What can you do?"

David Barclay, one of the doyen and most popular members of the Guild of St Bride since 1979, died on June 20th aged 84

Guildsman Edward Bevin, who became a member in 1971 and has twice served on the Court, has recently discovered a new link between himself and St Bride's Church.

What Christmas means to me...

What Christmas means to Lindsay Nicholson, Editorial Director of Good Housekeeping & Churchwarden of St Bride's

St Bride's Guildsman, Pádraig Belton, raises terrific total in epic cycle ride

Tom Knowles, first recipient of the Guild of St Bride's Journalism Bursary addresses the congregation

St Bride's parishioner, Sophie Wickham, will spend three months volunteering in the Occupied Palestinian Territories as a human rights observer for the World Council of Churches

Students from Selwyn College, Cambridge may not be particularly acknowledged for gaining double firsts in music. Ian Tindale was one of the exceptions last year.

Sir Michael Parkinson welcomes sports journalists

St Bride's hosts a service to welcome Olympic sports journalists to London with Sir Michael, President of the Sports Journalists Association, as guest speaker

Tom Knowles comments on being awarded a bursary to study journalism by the Guild of St Bride

Jim Anderson Funeral

On Friday 24th February a funeral service was held at St Bride's Church for journalist, Jim Anderson.

At 19, the young organist with the world at his feet!

Edward Dean, currently organ scholar at St Bride's, has landed three posts this summer which should clear the way to a highly successful career.

Phil Cozens Memorial

On Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of Phil Cozens was held at St Bride's Church.

Mark Hanson Memorial

On Thursday 9th June 2011 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of Mark Hanson was held at St Bride's Church.

A Story of Loyalty & Devotion to the Church

The remarkable loyal devotion and service to St Bride's Church by Janet and Terence has been strengthened by a new stand for the ceremonial mace

On Wednesday 18th May 2011 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving was held at St Bride's Church for the life of Robin Richard Allen, journalist & writer.

Life? It's full of surprises - ask David Meara!

David Meara Celebrates Ten Years as Rector of St Bride’

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On 4th November St Bride's hosted the annual Tom Olsen Lecture. This year given by Adam Boulton, Political Editor of Sky News.

Fifty Years in Tune for a Member of the Guild

A Guild member since 1979 will celebrate his 50th anniversary as an organ builder next month.

Bishop of London announces the next Archdeacon

Last Thursday the Bishop of London announced that he has invited Canon Meara to become the next Archdeacon of London

Special service for former Guild Treasurer

Lionel Paget, one of the best-loved members of the Guild of St Bride, who was its treasurer for many years, has died in hospital in west London.

80 Not Out!

Two of our Guildsmen celebrated their 80th birthdays on the same day.

A First for Canon Meara

Canon Meara has written the first survey charting the highly skilled craft of memorial brass design and manufacture between 1880 and 2001.

Robert Jones has just celebrated his 20th year as Director of Music. His gifted and remarkable skills in conducting, organ playing, singing and voice training place him in the Premiership of sacred and indeed secular music.

Tributes to retiring Guild treasurer

Lionel Paget, who has been a member of the Guild of St Bride since 1974, has retired from the post of treasurer.

Alan Johnston - a shell shocked hostage with no bitterness

Within a week, St Bride's played host to a second TV journalist whose face became a world icon.

Send for Simpson...

Edward Bevin joins a spellbound audience to hear a lecture by a world icon in TV reporting

Mark Dowd discusses his Channel 4 programme God is Green with Rector David Meara

New move for former Rector's widow

Mrs Doris Morgan, widow of the late Prebendary Dewi Morgan, one of the best-loved priests of his generation and one-time Rector of St Bride's, has moved into sheltered housing

Mark Dowd, a frequent worshipper at St Bride's wins two awards for Tsunami documentary

Guild Chaplain creates Church of England history

Rev Dr Christopher Cunliffe and his wife, Helen, become first husband and wife archdeacons

Anthony John Boram (1930-2005)

Mirror Group pensioners fill St Bride's to remember the man credited with saving their pensions

Long-serving Guild member dies at the age of 80

'Let your boat of life be light, packed only with what you need...'

Mourning two loyal Guild members

The Guild of St Bride has recently suffered the loss of two of its most loyal servants with the death of David Kitchen, MBE and Peter Middleton

Guild member ordained

George Pitcher is set to become the third worshipper from St Bride's in recent times to enter the priesthood

New Churchwarden

Mary Walker, who became a member of the Guild of St Bride in 1999, has been elected as a Churchwarden

Tuesday May 5th marked the memorial service for Mrs Lynda Lee-Potter

Brian Chappell says farewell

Brian Chappell says farewell as Guild Clerk after 32 loyal years of service

Leader writers: are they an endangered species?

PETER STOTHARD, former Editor of The Times and now Editor of the TES, delivered the annual Olsen Lecture

Why we still celebrate the death of our Founder

Easter remains one of the two great Christian occasions

Fleet Street Silenced

in respect for a great journalist

There can hardly be a more appropriate place for the last farewell for Sir Edward Pickering.

At a splendid dinner on January 16th at Stationers' Hall David Collischon was welcomed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors. David is a Lay Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral, and with Lesley his wife, has a busy...