Welcome to
St Bartholomew's Church
St Bartholomew's external view
Ann Street 
Registered Charity No 1129911

Easter Day at St Bartholomew's


A Church of England Parish within the Diocese of Chichester,

St Bartholomew's is the world famous Fr Wagner church

noted for its unique style,

superb traditional Anglo-Catholic liturgy,

fine music and preaching

Solemn High Mass on Easter Sunday


 St Bartholomew's aims to be

a friendly church

where people of all

christian backgrounds

are welcomed and valued.


To maintain the musical tradition for which we are well known, we urgently need more singers.

Our vast repertoire of Viennese Masses is maintained through a single rehearsal of just over half-an-hour before our Sunday morning High Mass. 

Singers must be capable sight-readers, able to take copies of the music away and do thorough homework in preparation for the rehearsal.

A good quality voice with the ability to sing with absolute confidence to fill the church with glorious sound is essential.

Click here to contact the organist.

9.30am Family Mass


With traditional hymns and "New People's Mass" by Dom Gregory Murray.

Lasting about 45 minutes.

11.00am Solemn High Mass

With elaborate settings of the Mass by mainly Viennese composers.

This Mass has music and liturgy for which St Bartholomew's is renowned.

The music repertoire consists of over 40 classical Masses.

See details of all Mass settings at Music at High Mass



Music for

Sunday 29 November

Advent Sunday

Byrd: Mass for Four Voices

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Sunday 6 December

Advent 1

Victoria: Missa O Quam Gloriosum


Traditional congregational hymns mainly from

the English Hymnal are included.

Lasting between 75 and 90 minutes.

Coffee and refreshments are usually served after both Masses.


Weekday Services

Monday to Friday

12.15pm Low Mass



9.30am Low Mass


Thursday during school term time

9.10 am School Mass


Evening sung Masses in celebration of the principal  Feasts

are as shown on the Music at High Mass page.

Please note that some of these weekday Feasts may be

to the nearest appropriate

Sunday and Music at High Mass

should be visited to identify such transfers.


The Angelus is said daily at noon.

Regina caeli from Easter to Whitsunday.



St Bartholomew's Church is open daily

Monday to Saturday from

10.00am to 1pm and 2 pm to 4.30pm

for visitors and prayer.


Parish Priest: Fr David Clues

Telephone church parish office: 01273 620491



Assistant Clergy:

The Rev'd Canon Geoffrey Baulcomb

The Rev'd Dr Peter Lynn



 Diocese of Chichester


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