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.
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 IS AVAILABLE TO SUITABLE SINGERS, SUBJECT TO AUDITION.
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
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Sunday 17 March 11am
Palestrina: Missa Aeterna Christ Munera
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Sunday 24 March 11am
Victoria: Missa O Quam Gloriosum
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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 Rt Rev'd Peter Wheatley
The Rev'd Canon Geoffrey Baulcomb
The Rev'd Dr Peter Lynn
The Rev'd Canon John Twisleton
Diocese of Chichester