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Friends of St Bartholomew's

St Bart's spire

At the heart of Lostwithiel lies St Bartholomew's Church which has been a focus of Christian worship and social concern within the community for well over a thousand years and symbolises the history of Lostwithiel.

This fine building has wonderful features to cherish and attracts many visitors. However the cost of maintaining the fabric of the Grade 1 listed building is more than can be raised by the congregation alone. The building enjoys a special position in the affections of many people outside the church's regular worshippers. The Friends of St Bartholomew's Church Lostwithiel (FOSB) was set up in 1995 to reach out and appeal to this wider community of supporters.

FOSB, a registered charity, has been raising money to assist in the maintenance of the Church, and has made significant grants to several projects, including the major tower renovation.

The money is raised through a combination of donations from members and from fund raising events such as the annual charity shop and music concerts.

We would love to hear from anybody who would like to help with this worthy cause. To join FOSB all you have to do is make a donation of £10 or more. 

The current (Summer 2021) President is Revd Paul Beynon and Chairman is John Allen.

View photographs, plus information about FOSB's work prior to 2010

For more details please contact:

Eleanor Knowles  (Secretary)   email:      eleanorcpk   @   Phone   07905 611614 
Eddie Sugar (Treasurer)  email: etsugar  @   Phone 01208 871111


FOSB events


St Bart's save our spire2021 Repairs Appeal

St. Bartholomew's church goes back hundreds of years. It is the icon of the town, and we need your help to fund the repairs to this church and icon of the community in Lostwithiel

If we can raise £60000 towards the repair we can potentially get match funding towards the repair.

Any donation great or small will help us on this important project for one of the most valuable buildings to the community.  Donations to the fund can be made via our Just Giving Page.

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Forthcoming Events

Updated 8th June 2022

FOSB will be holding a charity shop this year, after two years without one owing to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Charity Shop  will be open this August at the Church Rooms in Church Lane, Lostwithiel 

Goods gratefully received on: Saturday 30th July 10am to 4pm and Monday 1st August 10am to 4pm 

Or on the Sale Days:  Tuesday 2nd August until Friday 12th August from 10am to 4pm (excluding Saturday and Sunday) 

We shall be pleased to receive items in good, clean condition only, such as bric-a-brac; clothing; household linen; small items of furniture; books and toys etc.