St Bartholomew's Church
St Bartholomew's Church, known as Bart's, is a lively evangelical Anglican Church forming part of the Horley Team Ministry.
We have a range of service styles ranging from the weekly Sunday Morning Holy Communion service from the Book of Common Prayer to our informal family sung worship with mostly modern songs.
There is also a monthly evening service, Sunday First, which again is informal, usually a time for reflection and quieter informal worship.
We have a prayer chain co-ordinator who shares prayer requests on a closed email network and also a monthly prayer gathering which members are encouraged to take part in. There is the opportunity to join small groups or Bible study groups providing valuable support to our members in a more intimate setting.
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 and quizzes, harvest suppers and Seder meals.
We have a thriving Women’s Ministry holding events usually involving food! We have held breakfasts, afternoon teas, group meals out.
St Bart’s is a Grade 1 Listed Building. For about 800 years people have been coming to St Bart’s to pray and worship God. Today worship at Bart's is lively, joyful, musical, sincere – both modern and traditional.
Being the oldest of the three Anglican churches, we have often been the focus for the wider community as a historic place of interest. For example as part of the First World War centenary commemorations we held a successful exhibition and flower festival. It involved a wide range of community groups including the Horley History Society, which provided much valued artefacts and information for it.
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.
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.