For more than 800 years, this parish has been a site of Christian worship, community and service, blessed with magnificent architecture. Today, all the work of our two splendid churches continues to be sustained, as is traditional, by the stewardship of our congregations.

All Christians are called to stewardship. As stewards, we celebrate and give thanks for the joy and inspiration we find through our local church. As stewards, we give what we can, in time and money. It is about our responsibility not to the church but as the church.

The parish of Great Saint Bartholomew receives no money from the state or the Church of England. We are lucky enough to receive some unpredictable income from film companies and tourism, but it is not enough to cover our outgoings.

2017 is a year of renewal for our parish. To prepare for a new Rector, we are celebrating stewardship over the four Sundays to Pentecost. On 4 June, we will renew our pledges as a parish.

Each Sunday we are giving thanks for a different aspect of the parish that we value: our magnificent buildings; our service to others; our living tradition of worship; and our community.

You can download the Stewardship Pledge Sheet by clicking here, fill it in, and send it by email to: or by post to the Parish Office, or hand it in to a sidesman at the church.

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