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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.

St Barts

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.


For more details please contact:

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


Find out about the latest FOSB events via this link



Many  photographs, plus information about FOSB's work prior to 2010, can be found at