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PARISH LINKS

The Archdiocese of Southwark offers an insight into the Roman Catholic community in South London and Kent

Bishop Thomas Grant is Streatham's Catholic High School - their web site is currently under construction, so watch out for developments

English Martyrs - our neighbouring Catholic parish in Streatham

Gillman Funeral Service - our local independent family funeral directors

St. Andrew's is Canon Francis Moran's parish, our neighbouring parish in Thornton Heath

St Andrew's School in Streatham, attended by many children in our parish

St. Bartholomew's Church - our own parish website

St. Bartholomew's Orchestra is a highly respected local group: its wide repertoire and huge contributions to charitable objectives make it highly attractive to the amateur instrumentalist

St. James the Great Primary School is shared by St. Bartholomew's with St. Andrew's in Thornton Heath, and has an active web site with much of interest

St. John's Seminary at Wonersh (near Guildford) is the main centre for training men for the Catholic priesthood in the south-east of England

St. John Vianney in Bexleyheath is Father Michael Jones's parish

St. Michael's, Pollards Hill was once part of St. Bart's
 


LOCAL LINKS

32nd Streatham Scout Group - the parish based scout group: beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers

Avalon Theatre Company is Streatham's foremost amateur dramatic society, with a terrific family approach and atmosphere

Croydon Online offers an insight into the borough's history and current events, and, in amongst it, is a page of the history of Norbury

Croydon University Hospital and the history of Mayday Hospital

Honeywood Museum - a delightful day out alongside Carshalton Ponds and The Grove park and the river Wandle - look up current and forthcoming events

Jupp Fine Jewellery - sponsors of this website

The London Borough of Lambeth in focus - a huge historical, pictorial and local interest - of special interest is a section on the history of Streatham in many words and pictures which makes fascinating reading.

St. Bartholomew's Orchestra is a highly respected local group: its wide repertoire and huge contributions to charitable objectives make it highly attractive to the amateur instrumentalist

The Streatham Festival annually brings arts and cultural activities to the area for a week in July

The Streatham Society seeks to protect and retain the local heritage of Streatham

The Streatham Vale Property Occupiers Association promotes a wide range of local initiatives and activities
 


MUSIC LINKS FOR THE CHURCH MUSICIAN

Richard and Barbara Priest at Allegro Music offer a second to none mail order service for the parish musician both here in the UK and across the world, and a huge on-line catalogue of music and recordings

Adrian and Pamela Self's publishing enterprise Animus Music Publishing is a much respected source of interest to the parish musician

Antony Matthews our current, and extremely talented, organist

The British Institute of Organ Studies is a huge resource for organists, and includes links to The National Pipe Organ Register, and then on to The British Organ Archive and the Directory of Organ Builders

The highly respected firm of organ builders F.H. Browne & Sons (Organ Builders) Limited built the instrument at St. Bartholomew's in 1972, and have maintained it ever since. It was variously overhauled/enlarged/altered/updated in 1985, 1996 and 2005 (see The Organ)....... constant care.

The Catholic Calendar is most useful when it comes to planning ahead

The Chant Café - Catholic musicians gathered to talk about liturgy and life

The Choral Public Domain Library website is a terrific source of non-copyright music

Hauptwerk virtual pipe organ

The Dutch Organ Society offers a huge, and thoroughly interesting, web site

The Encyclopaedia of Organ Stops is likely to interest many church organists

The Guild of Church Musicians is an international and interdenominational organisation that encourages amateur and professional musicians to foster the highest attainable standards of music in the worship of Almighty God

Harrison & Harrison, a fascinating insight into one of the UK's foremost organ builders

IMSLP The Petrucci Music Library - sharing the world's public domain music

The Incorporated Association of Organists is the umbrella organisation for many Organists' Associations and individual members in the UK and worldwide. It currently has around 6,000 members

Liber Usualis 1961 - complete: 115Mb PDF file

Manchester Music Library has a huge number of Choral (and Orchestral) music sets available on loan

Mander Organs have a web site and a very useful and informative discussion board

Musicam Sacram - instruction on Music in the Catholic Liturgy

National Pipe Organ Register - details of around 28,000 instruments in the UK

Roger Molyneux offers a large range of second-hand organ music and related books on line, and a regular email catalogue mailing list

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome - The Organ

Sibelius is probably the ultimate in music publishing software - expensive, but cut-down Student editions are available

The Society of St. Gregory is the national society for liturgy and music in the Roman Catholic Church in the British Isles

Henry Willis & Sons Ltd - organ builders

Nicholas Wilton has composed to a St. Bartholomew's Polyphony Choir commission, and his fine musical output is justly receiving critical acclaim

The World's Largest Pipe Organs in order
 


CATHOLIC LINKS

Aid to the Church in Need - helping persecuted Christians around the world

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is available in English from the Vatican web site

The Catholic Church in England and Wales maintains a busy web presence

The Catholic Internet Trust's Catholic Community web pages

The Catholic Education Service promotes and supports catholic education in England and Wales

If you're interested in knowing a little more about Catholicism, then visit the Catholic Enquiry Office

The Catholic Police Guild was founded in Westminster in 1914, and is open to all Roman Catholic men and women who are serving, or who have served, in English and Welsh Police Forces (both Police Officers and Civilian Staff) and their Special Constabularies

The UK's Catholic press has a presence on the web through The Universe, The Catholic Herald and The Tablet

Catholic Saints - a huge online listing and information portal from Catholic Online

Leaving home to pursue further studies? Many Universities and Colleges of Higher Education have Catholic Student Groups, including Bradford, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Kent, Leeds, LSE, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton,and Surrey

The Catholic Truth Society are the publishers to the Holy See

Catholic World News - news, commentary, spiritual resources and practical suggestions, in conformity with the mind of the Church

Code of Canon Law - from The Vatican web site

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (British Province of Pope Saint Gregory the Great) - encouraging Fidelity, Formation and Fraternity among Catholic clergy

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal 1975 (with American Appendix)

Mass Times - comprehensive details of parish Mass times throughout Great Britain, and wide coverage worldwide - very helpful for holiday planning

Missio - the Catholic Church's official charity for overseas mission (formerly the APF)

Musicam Sacram - instruction on Music in the Catholic Liturgy

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children - SPUC affirms, defends and promotes the existence and value of human life from the moment of conception

Sacrosantum Concilium - Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Second Vatican Council)

St. John's Seminary at Wonersh (near Guildford) is the main centre for training men for the Catholic priesthood in the south-east of England

St. Vincent de Paul Society - in England and Wales, Ireland & Northern Ireland and Scotland

Southwark Catholic Youth Service - supports the personal, social and spiritual aspects of young people's and young adult's lives in south London and Kent

Summorum Pontificum - Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Letter stating the canonical rules that must be respected when using the Latin rite known as the Tridentine Mass, and the administration of the sacraments in pre-Second Vatican Council form - to be observed by clergy and laity from 14th September 2007

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope John Paul II of Easter Sunday 27th March 2005

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of Easter Sunday 16th April 2006

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of Easter Sunday 8th April 2007

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of Easter Sunday 23rd March 2008

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of Easter Sunday 12th April 2009

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of Easter Sunday 4th April 2010

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of Easter Sunday 24th April 2011

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of Easter Sunday 8th April 2012

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Francis of Easter Sunday 31st March 2013

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Francis of Easter Sunday 20th April 2014

The Urbi et Orbi message of His Holiness Pope Francis of Easter Sunday 5th April 2015

The Vatican web site. Within this can be found the Code of Canon Law

The web site of Westminster Cathedral, the mother-church for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Westminster, and home to Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales
 


CATHOLIC COMMENT

Chiesa - in-depth news, analysis, comment and documents on the Catholic Church

Father Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment - an orthodox view from a fine theologian

Father Ray Blake's Blog - Fr. Ray Blake's comments from St. Mary Magdalen, Brighton

Fr. Z's Blog - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf's frank commentary on Catholic issues

John Smeaton - words from the Director of The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

Rorate Cćli - orthodox catholic comment

The Chant Café - Catholic musicians gathered to talk about liturgy and life

The Hermeneutic of Continuity - Fr. Tim Finnigan's at St. Ausin and St. Gregory with St. Anne in Margate

The New Liturgical Movement - sacred liturgy and liturgical music and other arts