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 with PTO).

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.



10th to 20th MAY 2018

During the 11 days from Ascension Day to Pentecost,

Christians around the world are invited to pray for more people

to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from

the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England

has become an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

It is hoped that people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide

family - as a church, individually or as a family  and as a result will

deepen their friendship with Jesus, bring others to know Jesus or

know him better, and come to know that every aspect of their life

is the stuff of prayer.

Because all is not well with the state of the World,

We pray: Jesus, please bring change, make things different as only you can.

Come in whenever the Church is open and pray at each of the six prayer stations:

The Sorrow Bin, Pray for Family, Friends and the Local Area, the UK and

the Wider World, using the resources available there or pray

as you wish Thy Kingdom Come.

           Find out more at

 I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit. 
- Archbishop Justin Welby


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
with drinks/snack being served from 3.30pm

Future meetings of Messy Church

       Friday 18th May
            Friday 15th June
Friday 20th July

Children will need to bring an adult with them

We look forward to seeing you


Who was St Bartholomew?

12 May 2018

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