Welcome to St. Bartholomew's Church

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

Father Michael's Sabbatical

Father Michael has begun the second part of his sabbatical. He will be off duty from September 20th to November 1st. This provision that the diocese makes for its clergy is to ensure that we have the chance to be fed and nourished spiritually ourselves, so that we do not "run dry". As Father Stephen is now a priest, all the usual weekday and Sunday services, school visits, care home visits, confirmation courses, baptism/wedding preparation, funerals etc. will continue as usual. For administrative matters speak to the wardens. For bookings of any part of the premises please contact Hall Bookings.


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


Restoration Appeal

Target: £600,000

Raised so far: £165,000

Thank you!

** The clock faces have now been removed for safe storage **

Restoration Appeal


What's On?

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4 October Tea Afternoon

4 October Prayer Forum

8 Oct Jumble Sale

15 Oct Italian Wine & Food Tasting

16 October Evensong

23 October Breakfast

1 November Prayer Forum

2 November Tea Afternoon

20 November Breakfast

26 November Christmas Fair

6 December Prayer Forum

13 December Tea Afternoon


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