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 beSt Bart's in the 1980's

a friendly church

where people of all

christian backgrounds

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  


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.

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

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Sunday 6 October 11am

Trinity 16

Mozart: Mass in D (K194)

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Sunday 13 October 11am

Trinity 17

Haydn: Harmoniemesse

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Sunday 20 October 11am

Trinity 18

Schubert: Mass in C

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Sunday 27 October 11am

Trinity 19

Schubert: Mass in B flat

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Sunday 3 November 11am

All Saints Sunday

Mozart: Mass in B flat (K275)

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Sunday 10 November 10.55am

Remembrance Sunday

Saint-Saëns: Requiem Mass

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Sunday 17 November 11am

Trinity 22

Haydn: Heiligmesse

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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.


Weekday Services

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

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

Assistant Clergy:

The Rev'd Canon Geoffrey Baulcomb

The Rev'd Dr Peter Lynn

The Rev'd Canon John Twisleton



 Diocese of Chichester


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