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.
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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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.
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
Victoria: Missa O quam gloriosum
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Masses suspended from now until
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.
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
The Rev'd Canon Geoffrey Baulcomb
The Rev'd Dr Peter Lynn
The Rev'd Canon John Twisleton
Diocese of Chichester