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, it 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.
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 Sunday Morning Holy Communion service from the Book of Common Prayer. Holy Communion is every third Sunday and All Age Worship with baptisms is held on a second Sunday.
We welcome children and young people of all ages at all our services, with a creche for our smallest worshippers! And during term time we have children's activities and teaching.
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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.
Our Mission Statement is:
"Healing and Transforming, Loving and Listening, Equipping and Serving, in the Power of the Spirit to glorify Jesus as Lord."
Listening: through faithful/regular prayer and the teaching/application of His word.
Loving: inclusive fellowship and creating a church environment where all feel able to come and meet with God (whether in faith or not).
Healing: Pastoral care/support for the needy and vulnerable. To be a place where the broken reed can be bound up.
Transforming: Preach the gospel message both in and beyond the church so that all in our community might know God’s love/ saving power within their lives.
Equipping: Encouraging spiritual growth throughout the church so that people can exploit the gifts that they have been given and grow in their knowledge of and relationship with God (whether young or old).
Serving: Reach out into the wider community to provide practical and loving service where it is needed (to be light and salt in the world).
All these things to be done under God’s sovereignty and in the power and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Through prayer, pastoral care and fellowship, we aim to actively equip and nurture each other to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in Horley, working in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
This works under our Parish Mission statement "To Serve Horley with the Love of Christ".
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 the Seder meal on Maundy Thursday.
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. We are a 15-20 minute walk from Horley Railway Station.
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. At no cost to yourself, you can help us upkeep this wonderful heritage, as well as enable us run lots of community activities, by shopping via the Easyfundraising website. Simply click on this link for more information before going shopping online and free donations will be given by hundreds of retailers retailer.
Thank you for your support!