St Bartholomew's Church
St Bartholomew's Church is part of the Benefice of Lostwithiel Parishes which also includes the parishes of St Winnow with St Nectan's Chapel, St Veep, Boconnoc, St Veep, Lanlivery and Bradoc.
The Rev'd Paul J Beynon BTh. is the Rector of the Benefice and The Rev'd Sheila I Bawden BTh. is an Associate Priest. The Rector is also assisted by a number of retired Priests and two Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers).
The Church is open 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday for prayer and for visitors.
The Church Centre is open Monday to Friday from 09.00 am to 11.00 am. Entrance is via the gate at the North Street end of Church Lane.
It is a Grade I listed building which includes a tower from the thirteenth century, a spire added in the early fourteenth century, and an octagonal screen around its foot, with former windows on four of its eight sides. Its magnificent spire is the outstanding feature of this sizable town church. The north side has a St Catherine's Wheel. Unusually for a Cornish church there is a clerestory above the nave. There are some fine monuments of Georgian period and a brass of 1423.
The church itself is mainly fourteenth century. The east window of five lights is one of the most notable in Cornwall, of the same date as the spire. The early fourteenth century font is outstanding, with carved figures of a huntsman and hawk, a head with leaves sprouting from its mouth, an evil face, a wolf and hounds, and lions.