St Bartholomew, Albourne

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The ancient building of St Bartholomew's is one of three beautiful, holy, historic churches that have served the local communities making up the modern-day Parish of ASCAT for centuries. The other churches are St Peter’s in Twineham and Christ Church in Sayers Common.

These churches are sacred spaces where heaven and earth have met in Christian worship, prayer and fellowship since Norman times. They have been places of celebration and solace; of marking the rites of passage of life; and of countless generations meeting with God in private prayer and public worship.

St Bartholomew’s and it’s sister churches are kept open during the day with an invitation to you to step inside to rest, reflect and, if you so wish, to make your own encounter with God and to say some prayers.


Our churchmanship tradition and style of worship are inclusive ‘Middle of the Road’, aiming to embrace the spiritual needs of as broad a cross section of the community as possible. There is a choir and short sermon that addresses contemporary issues from a Biblical perspective. The service lasts for about an hour and you are welcome to join us for coffee, tea and a chat afterwards.

First Sunday Christ Church, Sayers Common

Second Sunday St Bartholomew’s, Albourne

Third Sunday Christ Church, Sayers Common

Fourth Sunday St Peter’s, Twineham

Fifth Sunday Christ Church, Sayers Common

Traditional BCP services of Choral Evensong at St Peter’s at 6pm on first Sundays and Mattins at 11am on fifth Sundays

Holy Tuesdays at Christ Church! Holy Communion at noon on alternate Tuesdays. Evening Bible Fellowship Group on the other Tuesdays. Please see Pew Sheet, Parish Magazine or call Revd James for details.

ASCAT is an inclusive parish that believes in a church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.

Please contact Revd James for weddings and baptisms


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Reverend James Foley
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5 The Twitten
07545831961 (Vicar)

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Sung Eucharist
Sung Eucharist (Common Worship modern language; Middle of the road, inclusive church; traditional and modern hymns; open and welcoming)
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass


Tuesdays at Sayers Common
Church Open
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4750
Diocesan ID: BK0111
Built: 13th C
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: Exeter College, Oxford & Bishop of Horsham
Archdeaconry: HORSHAM (102)
Deanery: HURST (10204)
Parish Legal Name: Albourne, Sayers Common and Twineham (100569 )
CofE Church Info: (610221 10/221)
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The current editor is: James Foley

This page was last updated on Saturday 1st July 2017
St Bartholomew : Church Lane, Albourne, West Sussex, BN6 9BY - At the end of Church Lane where the village used to be, about a mile from the modern village of Albourne.

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