We are based in the church and centre on Barking Road, and the church, which is modern in design, can be adapted for different occasions. The building is open seven days a week, with various activities in the centre. The church is open for quiet prayer whenever the centre is open, and we have regular services on Thursday lunchtimes and Sundays, with many seasonal services.
We seek to be a welcoming and inclusive Christian community in an area that is constantly and rapidly changing, but to which many people have belonged for a long time.
Our aim is to reflect the spirit of togetherness and caring seen in the statue of the Holy Family on the front of the church. Our diverse congregation is aged 0 to 90+ years, from all walks of life, with a regular Sunday Club for children and young people. We are always pleased to see newcomers and visitors, so do give us a try sometime.
Works of art in and around the church are featured in the Barking Church Art Trail - to view the trail click here.
Please note that Nightshelter is not held at St Bartholomew’s, for more information on Nightshelter programmes in the area please visit The Newham Community Renewal Programme please click here. The link will open in a new page, to return to our site please close the new page.
Fellowship House Children's Centre
Fellowship House Children's Centre is a day care centre from children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. They also provide a Pre-School and Carer & Toddler Group based at St Bartholomew's Church.
For more information please visit their website at Click here
The week at St Bartholomew’s
If you would like more information about any of these activities, please contact the Parish Office Contact Us
Group Name Day & Time
AA (Alcoholics) Monday 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Rainbows Monday 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Brownies Monday 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Guides Monday 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Community Counselling Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Slimming World Tuesday 4.45pm - 9.45pm
Narcotics Anonymous Tuesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Cubs & Scouts Wednesday 6.15pm - 8.15pm
Wing Chun Kung Fu Thursday 6.10pm - 7.10pm , 7-15pm - 8.15pm
Friday 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Learning Circle Pre-School Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am - 3.30pm
Tuesday & Friday 9.00am - 12 noon
Patiko Baker's Fort Project Monday - Friday (Various times, please contact us for details)
Centre4M (Saturday School) Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm