Welcome to St Barts

We are a parish church in the Church of England, based in Sydenham, London. There are about 200 of us 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 and two Eucharists on Sunday, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tea and coffee are served after the 10 a.m. service.

We seek to be:

  • an inclusive, family friendly place for the community
  • where people can be in touch with the spiritual,
  • offer worship to God
  • and 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 and challenge to the community
  • a place to meet with God.

Upcoming activities

See our special services and church events pages for full details and notification of events further ahead.

A colourful reminder of all our autumn events is now available to download as a flyer.

Father Michael's birthday

Our vicar, Father Michael, passes a certain "milestone" birthday this week and invites us all to share in a glass of bubbly and special birthday cake in the Ian Griffiths hall after church on Sunday 9 October.

Prayer forum

The next meeting of the prayer forum is on Tuesday 4 October at 8pm at 17A Trewsbury Road. All are warmly welcome.

Parish breakfast - Sunday 9 October

Breakfast will be served in church between the 8am and 10am services. Why not stay on if you attend the 8am service or arrive early for 10am?

Craft fair - Saturday 12 November 11am-3pm

Are you interested in hand-crafted goods? Perhaps you're looking for a unique Christmas gift? Do you enjoy browsing jewellery, paintings, cards and children's toys? If so, come to the famous St Bart's craft fair, sort all your Christmas presents in one go and enjoy home-made food and a festive atmosphere.

Study Group Downstairs Upstairs at the British Museum

Two study groups will be held on Thurs 19th and 26th October at 8 p.m. in the Choir Vestry. They will be run by Joan and Stuart Forbes. Session 1 will cover Room 10b: Emperor Sennacherib of Assyria invades Judah 701 BC; Session 2 looks at Room 49, Christians in Britain. Previous sessions by Joan and Stuart have been very well attended and much appreciated, so we look forward to these.

Volunteers wanted

We currently have room for new volunteers in many of the teams who prepare the church for Sunday worship and keep things running smoothly during the services - particularly servers! Many thanks to John Ryall for his 50 years as a server, 30 as Head Server, and congratulations to Ruth Clarke on taking over this post.

Please take a look at our new volunteers page to see if there is anything you can do to help.