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St Bartholomew the Great Parish Church

An ancient Norman church founded in 1123, it survived the reformation, Great Fire of London and the air raids of two world wars, making it the oldest church in London still in its original state.

The pulpit was the last London Anglican pulpit made available to John Wesley, and he continued to preach here long after he had been debarred from other churches. The church is a stunning example of
Norman architecture located in the heart of Smithfield, which has a rich history of its own. Historical information panels in the cloister outline the history of the church and the surrounding area.

This 15th century cloister has recently been renovated to include a licensed café bar, which is open daily serving lunches, cakes and excellent coffee.

Individual: Adults £4 Concessions £3.50; Adult Yearly Season Ticket £30
Group tickets: Pre-booked groups £3; Family ticket (2 adults, max 3 children)
£10 Educational groups (pre-booked) £2 per student, leader free

Worship services
Sunday: 9 & 11am Holy Communion; 6.30pm Choral Evensong & Sermon. Holy Communion also Tues 12.30pm and Thursday 8.30pm (Friday in Lent)

Various support schemes.
For more details please contact the Parish Office or visit: For more details please contact the Parish Office or visit:

Also nearby
Bart's Hospital Museum, Museum of London, Smithfield Meat Market and St Paul's Cathedral – all 5–10 minute walk.

West Smithfield
London EC1A 9DS

Mon–Fri: 8.30am–5pm (11 Nov–14 Feb closes at 4pm)
Sat: 10.30am–4pm Sun: 8.30am–8pm
No tourist admission during worship.

Parish Office, 6 Kinghorn Street, London EC1A 7HW
Tel: 020 7606 5171

Getting there [TQ319816]
Tube: Nearest station Barbican. Turn right out of Barbican station and take the first right again onto Long Lane. Walk down until Smithfield market is on your right and West Smithfield (square with garden and underground car park). In the far left-hand corner of West Smithfield is a black and white Tudor archway (next to Club Gascon). The Church is under the arch.
Car: Car parking nearby under West Smithfield.

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