The Parish in 1870

Welcome to the website of St Bartholomew, the Church of England parish church in the centre of the small Cornish town of Lostwithiel, the ancient capital of Cornwall and now known for its auctions room and antique shops.

We are part of the Benefice of Lostwithiel Parishes which also includes the parishes of
St Winnow with St  Nectan's Chapel, St Veep, Boconnoc, St Veep, Lanlivery and Bradoc The Rev'd Paul J Beynon BTh. is the Rector of the Benefice and The Rev'd Sheila I Bawden BTh. is an Associate Priest. The Rector is also assisted by a number of retired Priests and two Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers).

The Benefice Office is situated in the vestry of our Church and may be contacted at:

The Church Centre, St Bartholomew's Church, Church Lane, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0EG
Telephone: 01208 872232
Email.  General enquiries:   Click to email
           Wedding enquiries: Click to email

The Church Centre is open Monday to Friday from 09.00am to 11.00am. Entrance is via the gate at the North Street end of Church Lane.
Enquiries regarding baptisms and weddings should be made to the Benefice Administrator.

The Rector is available in the Vestry of St Bartholomew's Church on Tuesday mornings from 9.30am to 10.30am
to discuss any issues which you may have. His day off is Friday of each week.

The Church is open to visitors Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Entrance is via the South Porch.
During the period from Easter to the end of September, the Church's second hand bookstall is open in the
churchyard on Saturdays
from 10am to noon, weather permitting, and the Church may be open at that time.

The Church Rooms are situated towards the end of the section of Church Lane which is between Fore Street and South Street.

A way of being church on a weekday
which is particularly suited to families
but welcoming to people of all ages.

We enjoy a range of activities with a Bible theme,
crafts, cooking, music, dance, games and end
with a short time of worship together.

Meetings are held in
the Church Rooms in Church Lane
from 4pm to 5.30pm
on the third Friday of the month (except December)
with drinks/snack being served from 3.30pm

Future meeting of Messy Church
Friday 17th November 
Sunday 17th December
Christmas Party from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
No meeting on Friday 15 December

Children will need to bring an adult with them


We look forward to seeing you


       Finteractive discussion course for Advent

     Ideal if you want to

             Learn more about the Christian faith

             Tackle the biggest questions facing humanity

                   Explore your own beliefs and faith in

   fellowship with others

St Bartholomew’s Church Lostwithiel

 Monday 27th November 2017

All sessions start at  7pm

         Contact Revd Paul for more details 01208 623577

                        Refreshments served afterwards

      Everyone welcome








Messy Church sheep trail for children

Benefice web site

Who was St Bartholomew?

07 November 2017

Prayer, Mission, Justice
The Cross is steady while the world is turning