Church Opening for Services

St. Bart's is re-opening again for pubic worship!

From Sunday 9 August 9 we shall begin to hold public worship, albeit with some (nationally required) measures in place. 

Numbers will be limited to observe social distancing, but we hope that by providing a variety of services, we will enable everyone who wants, to come back and worship with us. 

SUNDAYS (from 9 August)



Holy Communion (Prayer Book)

Parish Eucharist

WEDNESDAYS (from 12 August)


Prayer for Wholeness & Healing (1st Wednesday of the month)

Holy Communion (other Wednesdays)





Cafe Church (1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month)

Click Here for more information and guidelines

Keeping in Touch

We have introduced a new - and temporary - section of the website called

Keeping In Touch 

to try and help us through this difficult time.

Here are prayer booklets, videos, updates and ways to pass the time. See the links on the right and please let us have your suggestions for what to include. This should be your space too. We continue to produce our parish Magazine, Sydenham Life, as an online publication. See right also. 

We pray that you stay safe and healthy until this crisis is over. 


Though regular Sunday church services remain suspended for a little while longer, we continue to pray for our Parish, Community and nation.  Keep an eye on our website, A Church Near You page and Facebook page for further updates.

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 usually 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

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. 


Quite apart from during periods of restoration, it takes a lot of money to keep this beautiful building open so we always welcome donations.

By BACS: CAF Bank Account, PCC of St. Bartholomew Sydenham, Sort Code 40-52-40, Account No 00030572. Please contact us re Gift Aid.

Cheque payable to PCC of St. Bartholomew Sydenham, posted to Peter Stubbs, PCC Treasurer, 7 Doctor's Close, Sydenham SE26 6DL.


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Sydenham Life



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Follow our Services and Sing Along to Hymns Here

Liturgy etc
Letter From Revd Jim 
Morning & Evening Prayer
Spiritual Communion
Palm Sunday
Easter Sunday: The Feast of the Resurrection

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Contact Us 

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All events are currently postponed until 

17/24 October Jumble Sale

28 November Christmas Fair

Click here for details

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Thank You to all those who made this happen!

Conserving the upper levels and re-instating Vulliamy's clock, supported by




The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers


Vestry & Sacristy Roofs previously restored