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
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: www.greatstbarts.com/Pages/Support_Us/friend.html
Bart's Hospital Museum, Museum of London,
Smithfield Meat Market and St Paul's Cathedral – all 5–10 minute walk.
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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