Church of England Diocese of Southwark St. Bartholomew, Sydenham

St Bartholomew's

Welcome to St Bartholomew's, Sydenham.

We are a friendly and diverse church where all people, of all ages, are welcome.

This site has details of our regular services and other activities, contact details and some information about the church and it's life.  There are also links to our website which has more in-depth information on the history of St Bartholomew's and to our Facebook page and YouTube channel where regular information and recorded or live-streamed services can be found.

COVID 19   Due to the Pandemic we have, with regret, decided to temporarily stop all in-person worship.  So for the time being all our Sunday and week day services are not happening.  However we have broadcast services and other opportunities for prayer and worship on-line - details can be found on services and events pages here.  A simple form of Daily Prayer, together with a pattern of daily Bible readings can be downloaded from the Daily Prayer page and seasonal resources will also be available as appropriate.

Do join us on-line.  All are welcome!


"The parish of Sydenham: St Bartholomew is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

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Rev'd Jim Perry

St Bartholomew's Vicarage, 4 Westwood Hill, Sydenham, London

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Every First, Third Saturday at 10 a.m. for 1hr
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Westwood Hill

Sadly, due to London moving into 'Tier Two' restrictions, we are having to cancel Cafe Church for the time being. It will remain cancelled as long as the Tier Two restrictions remain in place.

1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
Coffee, cake and Jesus?!
An informal service, sat around coffee tables with drinks and home-made cakes (appropriately socially distanced and with table service in keeping with Covid-19 guidelines). Though relaxed and informal, the service includes (interactive) prayer, praise plus conversation and discussion of the Bible reading for the weekend.
Not sure about church, but would like to discuss faith rather than hear someone preach? Maybe this is for you.
(While all are welcome, the format of this service means it is best suited to those over 16 years.)

Morning Worship/Prayer Prayers Refreshments served Refreshments Event held in a Church

Second story video added to 'Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer'.

2 Mar 2021, 7:40 p.m.
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