Welcome to St. Bartholomew's Church
4 Westwood Hill, Sydenham, SE26 6QR

Happy Retirement to our Vicar & his wife, Michael & Charlotte Kingston!

Welcome to the new website for St. Bartholomew's. We are still in the process of building this so bear with us and watch out for new content. Here you will find information about our worship and our activities, as well as our place within the wider community.

St. Bartholomew's is a Grade 2* listed parish church in the Church of England, based in Sydenham, London. There are about 200 people in the congregation, from diverse backgrounds, and our worship combines all the main traditions of the Anglican Church.

We welcome all Christians and those enquiring into Christianity, and communicant members of other churches are invited to take Communion with us.

We have services every day (except Mondays) and two Eucharists on Sunday at 8am and 10am.

We seek to:

  • be an inclusive, family-friendly place for the community
  • be somewhere people can be in touch with the spiritual
  • offer worship to God
  • find new purpose in life

We offer:

  • a place of prayer where all can feel at home
  • a place of shelter where the lost can know themselves found
  • a place of pilgrimage where we learn and grow on our journey together
  • a place of support for and challenge to the community

Click here for Teen Sense, a new collection of prayers for teenagers by the vicar, Rev Michael Kingston, available on Kindle.

St. Bartholomew's has also established itself over the years as a formidable music venue and this is something we wish to expand upon in the future and as part of our major restoration plans. 


Call the Vicar, Rev Michael Kingston on 020 8778 5290

or Contact Us through this page.


Call the Vicar

020 8778 5290

or  Contact Us 

through this page



Click here for details


A project to conserve the upper tower levels and re-instate Vulliamy's clock


Total target for this project is £247,000.

We have already raised £226,000!

Thank You!

** The clock faces have been removed for safe storage. Repairs to the Sacristy & Vestry roofs are finished **

Vestry & Sacristy Roofs restored


What's On?

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14 Oct Breakfast

18 Oct Tea Afternoon

18 Oct SELO concert

10 Nov Rutter's Requiem

11 Nov Open Day

15 Nov Tea Afternoon

18 Nov Breakfast

24 Nov Christmas Fair

16 Dec Breakfast


WW1 at St. Bart's


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