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.   



Following the announcement by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, it is with great sadness that we have to tell you that all Masses at St Bart’s will be suspended from now on until further notice.


Whilst we would like to be able to keep the church open each day for visitors and prayer, we recognise the fact that we have a responsibility to our team of volunteer church-watchers, some of whom are required to self-isolate, to ensure their wellbeing.

It is with deep regret that it will be necessary to keep the church closed until the situation enables us to do otherwise.

We are delighted to announce that Fr Ben Eadon 

is to be the next Vicar of St Bartholomew's.

Fr Ben is currently Vicar of St Symphorian,

Durrington, in Worthing.

He trained for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge, 

and served his title at St Chad's, Sunderland.

He will be licensed on Tuesday 16 May as Vicar of this parish

His Induction Service will take place here at a later date when 

public worship is again permitted.

Please hold Fr Ben in your prayers as he prepares

for his ministry with us.




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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 at High Mass for

Sunday 15 March 11am

Lent 3

Victoria: Missa O quam gloriosum

* * *

Masses suspended from now until 

further notice.


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.



Once public worship is gain permitted

St Bartholomew's Church will be open daily

Tuesday to Saturday  

10.00am to 1pm and 2 pm to 4.30pm

for visitors and prayer.


Vicar: The Rev'd Ben Eadon

Telephone church parish office: 01273 620491



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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