This place has been a centre of Christian worship for over one thousand years. There was certainly a Saxon church on this site long before the Normans invaded England in 1066 A.D. It is recorded that William the Conqueror granted the church at Corsham to the Abbey of St. Stephen at Caen in Normandy. The present building dates from the middle of the twelfth century, but there have been many changes and additions since then, ending with a major restoration in Victorian times.
Where to Find Us
St. Bartholomew’s church is located next to Corsham Court, at the end of Church Street, Corsham (postcode: SN13 0BY). You can view the location of St. Bart’s church on Google Maps. The church is open during daylight hours throughout the year – free written guide available.
Access to St Bartholomew’s Church 22 Jul – 21 Sept. Major Roadworks at the Cross Keys Traffic lights on the A4 just outside Corsham have closed Newlands Road, which is the usual first access route to the Town and Church from the Chippenham direction. To reach the church please travel further along the A4 (about ½ mile) to the Hare & Hounds Public House and turn left at that mini roundabout, following signs to Town Centre and Corsham Court.
The owners of Corsham Court kindly allow church visitors to use the square in front of the church for car parking. On dry days, the Avenue (next to the square) is also open for parking. On Sundays, additional parking is available in Church Street and in the surrounding roads without restriction (but do check this yourself). The main car parks in Corsham are a few minutes’ walk away and are—at least at the time of writing—free to use on Sundays.
Monthly Pattern of Services at Corsham
The usual monthly pattern of services for Corsham church is shown below. This can vary on special occasions, so be sure to check the Weekly Information Sheet, the services page, Church News, the weekly services post or the noticeboards for changes.
|Week||8.00 am||9.00 am||10.00 am||6.00 pm|
|Week 1||Holy Communion||Parish Communion|
|Week 2||Holy Communion||Early Bird Service||Morning Worship||Contemplative Prayer and reflection on a bible passage in Church|
|Week 3||Holy Communion||Parish Communion||Evensong [BCP]|
|Week 4||Holy Communion||Family Service||Holy Communion with Healing Ministry|
|Week 5||Holy Communion||Matins||Evensong|
There is also a weekly Holy Communion [BCP] service at 10.00am on a Wednesday, followed by a brief opportunity to pray together with Revd Andrew for the life of the church and the wider Team. Attendance at the 10.00am service is not required – just head for the Lady Chapel at 10.30am, where you would be most welcome, and we usually finish shortly after 11.00am.