Opening Hours, Accessibility, Admission Charges

Standard Opening Hours for St Bartholomew the Great

Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday Bank Holidays
Spring, Summer, Early Autumn/Fall Winter All Year All Year
14th Feb to 10th Nov each year 11th Nov to 13th Feb each year
0830 – 1700 0830 – 1600 1030 – 1600 0830 – 2000 1030 – 1600

Click here to check the church diary for details, or for variations to this pattern.


Tourist and Guided Party Visits

Tourist visits and guided party visits are always welcome except when the church is being used for services or other events. Tourist visits are usually not possible when the church is being used for services, events, or filming. Information about these are posted in the Church Diary section of this website. You can also contact the Parish Office if you would like to speak to someone.

Admission Charges

There is currently a charge for tourist visits to St Bartholomew's. This is used to maintain our 900-year old building, which is very expensive. Many people think the Church of England must have plenty of money to support its buildings. This is completely untrue. However, there is no charge if you are coming solely for prayer and private devotion, for which the Chapel of the Holy Icon of the Mother of God is set aside. Please just tell the doorkeepers if you wish to come in for this purpose.

Adults Concessions Pre-booked Groups Educational Groups Family Ticket Adult Season Ticket Photography
£5.00 £4.50 £4.50 per person Leader free; students £3.50 each if pre-booked and with a letter from the institution confirming it is course-related £12.00 (2 adults & 1-3 children) £36.00 (for one year) £1.50