Friends of St Bartholomew's
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.
For more details please contact:
Eleanor Knowles (Secretary) email: eleanorcpk @ aol.com Phone 07905 611614
Eddie Sugar (Treasurer) email: etsugar @ gmail.com Phone 01208 871111
2021 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.
Updated 21 April 2022
FOSB will be holding a charity shop this year, after two years without one owing to Covid-19 restrictions.
The charity shop will take place in the Church Rooms, the date is yet to be confirmed, but likely to be the first two weeks in August.