St Bartholomew's Church
Registered Charity No 1129911
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
are welcomed and valued.
Aspect of St Bart's prior to the housing development.
Our Parish Profile
In preparation for the appointment of a new parish priest for St Bartholomew's in the near future
we have prepared our Parish Profile explaining The Context of Our Mission, our Ethos, our Worshipping Life,
our Valuable Work in Co-operating in Mission with St Bartholomew's School,
the Community Use of The Church - and much more.
A copy of the Parish Profile in pdf form can be downloaded by clicking here.
iClick on the above to visit our Safeguarding page
APPEAL FOR SINGERS
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.
Contact the organist - click Contacts Page and complete
the enquiry form.
WE ARE NOW IN URGENT NEED OF A REGULAR AND COMMITTED PRINCIPAL BASS/BARITONE WHO CAN CARRY THE SOLO PARTS OF MANY OF OUR MASSES AND SING THE TUTTI PASSAGES.
WE WILL CONSIDER TWO OR THREE BASSES WHO WOULD COMMIT TO THE CHOIR ON A ROTA BASIS.
REMUNERATION MAY BE AVAILABLE TO SUITABLE SINGERS, SUBJECT TO AUDITION.
for details of services in Holy Week
9.30am Family Mass
With traditional hymns and "New People's Mass" by Dom Gregory Murray.
Lasting about 45 minutes.
PLEASE NOTE: NO FAMILY MASS ON EASTER DAY APRIL 21
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
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Sunday 14 April 11am
Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of Dvid
Byrd: Mass for Four voices
Ludovico de Viadana: St Luke Passion
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Thursday 18 April 7.30pm
Haydn: Little Organ Mass
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Friday 19 April 12 noon
The Good Friday Liturgy
Victoria: St John Passion
Victoria: The Reproaches
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Saturday 20 April 8pm
Mozart: Organ Solo Mass (K259)
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Sunday 21 April 11am
Gounod: St Cecilia Mass
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus
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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.
Monday to Friday
12.15pm Low Mass
9.30am Low Mass
Thursday during school term time
9.10am 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
transferred 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
Tuesday to Saturday
10.00am to 1pm and 2 pm to 4.30pm
for visitors and prayer.
Parish Priest: Vacant
Telephone church parish office: 01273 620491
The Rev'd Fr Robert Coupland
The Rev'd Canon Geoffrey Baulcomb
The Rev'd Dr Peter Lynn
The Rev'd Canon John Twisleton
Diocese of Chichester