St Bartholomew, Westhide

We are a friendly, welcoming – some may even say idiosyncratic – congregation.  We come come from around seven families, with an average attendance of 10, including younger children.  There are two services each month; a Common Worship Eucharist on the 2nd Sunday and Morning Prayer on the 4th Sunday. These services, held in the chancel, are informal with an emphasis on participation. Major festivals see a larger congregation  and then the main body of the church is used.  Such as pictured here, which is a recent service for Father’s Day and to celebrate the 70th birthday of our organist, Robert Meredith.

Our church building

The oldest part of the building is the bell tower (dating from around 1200) and this is now used as social space. The nave, chancel and south aisle were originally built in the 14th century and re-built and extended in Victorian times. Within the last five years, repair and restoration work has been carried out for which both grant aid and community support were received.

Worship

Please click onto the Regular Worship page for details of all services at Westhide and across our five churches.