Opening events

On 30 August 2023 St Bartholomew the Great and the Cloth Fair group staged two events in advance of the City-wide Bartholomew Fair spectacular. Programmes here.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

The first was a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony by the Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons in front of St Bartholomew’s Gatehouse. Here’s a tweet from St Bartholomew’s with a video explanation from the Reverend Marcus Walker.

Below is a video of the event. More about the re-staging of Bartholomew Fair here.

St Bartholomew’s posted earlier –

The Great Disputation

The second event, immediately after the ceremony inside the church, was The Great Disputation on the proposition that “This House believes that the love of money is the root of all the nation’s evils”

Click Read 1 reply above for the thread, including this zinger from Michael Gove