Worship at St Bartholomew the Less

Welcome to the Less

“Less” in size maybe, but not in stature!

Although the Less is a chapel of ease within the Parish of Great St Bartholomew, it has an especially close relationship with St Bartholomew’s Hospital, situated as it is within the hospital grounds (inside the Henry VIII gate entrance in West Smithfield).

The church is open every day 08:00–19:00

We welcome all visitors.

You are invited to spend time in personal prayer. Write any special intercessions in the blue book at the back of church. These intercessions are read out at the Eucharist on Tuesday lunchtimes.


We celebrate a friendly, family-styled Eucharist every Sunday at 10:00 with hymns and organ accompaniment.

Children of all ages are especially welcome to this service with their families and are encouraged to take part, even noisy toddlers!

Once a month, we gather for refreshments at the back of church after the service. Families are encouraged to help set this up.

We also have occasional parties in the 'Peace Park' outside the hospital gates in West Smithfield, and we have special celebrations at Christmas and Easter.

And there is the twice-a-year clean-up of the church on Saturday mornings, which also always turns into a party!

During the Week

Times of Services:

Tuesday12:30Holy Eucharist
Thursday12:30Mass (Roman Catholic)

Please check the church diary for any current alterations to this schedule.

Please note: From late July – 23rd August each year the parish has a special summer service programme during which the Family Eucharist does not take place. Please see the church diary for details.

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