St Bartholomew's Church

Welcome to St Bart's

St Bartholomew's Church, known as Bart's, is the official Parish Church of Horley. Dating back to the 14th century, the building is the oldest of the three Anglican churches in the Horley Team Ministry. We now serve the parish alongside our sister churches of St Francis and St Wilfrid. We have a thriving church family of all ages and we look forward to meeting you at any of our services. 

Service Style

We are a lively, informal, evangelical, charismatic church whose worship is inspiring, joyful and uplifting, always giving glory to Jesus. Alongside our All Age Worship, Holy Communion and Common Worship services, we also have a 8am weekely Sunday Morning Holy Communion service. Holy Communion is every third Sunday and All Age Worship with baptisms is held on a second Sunday. Children and young people are welcome at all our services, with a creche for our smallest worshippers! During term time we have children's church for the older ones. 

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Pastoral Care & Mission

As a church, we believe in the power of prayer and there is always someone to pray with you and for you in and after our services. We run an email prayer chain, where we circulate confidential prayer requests to a faithful team of prayers.  We also hold a monthly prayer gathering on the last Wednesday of each month starting at 8pm,  where everyone is welcome.

There also is the opportunity to join small groups or Bible study groups providing valuable support to our members in a more intimate setting.

Social Events

We see fellowship at Bart’s just as much a priority as our Sunday worship time. As well as sharing tea and coffee after each service, we hold bring and share lunches, family focussed garden parties, charity coffee mornings, quizzes, Harvest suppers and the Seder meal on Maundy Thursday. We also have a thriving Women’s & Men's Ministry and the ever-growing Good Seed Parent and Toddler group. We have strong links with the community, hosting events including flower festivals, concerts and talks by the Horley History Society.

 

Our building

St Bart’s is a Grade 1 Listed Building. There has been established clergy for 800 years and people have been worshipping on the Church Road site for many years before then. In 2018 the Parish marked that 800th anniversary and 60 years since both St Francis and St Wilfrid's Churches opened. For a more detailed history of the Parish and of those churches click here

Location

We are located on Church Road, just off the A23 Brighton Road, RH6 8AB, next to the popular pub Ye Olde Six Bells. On foot you can get to us from a footpath off Brighton Road or the path off Church Road. There are bus stops on Brighton Road and nearby Massetts Road. The church and the parish office are on the graveyard side of the church next to the A23. The main door is on the other side of the church by the Six Bells pub off Church Road. We are a 15-20 minute walk from Horley Railway Station.

Parking

Parking is very limited in Church Road, so, with the kind permission of the landlord of Ye Olde Six Bells, visitors may park in the rear-most car park to the right of the pub.

Support us for free!

Given the age our our building it costs thousands of pounds each day to keep the building running. The church is also fundraising for essential repairs to the roof and spire. At no cost to yourself, you can help us upkeep this wonderful heritage, as well as enable us to run lots of community activities in various ways

Easyfundraising

By going to your favourite online retailers via the Easyfundraising website a donations will be activated and the retailers will give Bart's a donation free of charge. Simply click on the link for more information before going shopping. Hundreds of retailers are signed up. 

Cartridges4Charity

Recycle empty or unwanted printer ink or toner cartridges with Cartridges4Charity and raise money for the church. Cartridges4Charity will given Bart's a donation for every cartridge sent. They also recycle old mobile phone in the same way and postage is free.

Thank you for your support!