St Bartholomew Church was built in 1837 at the instigation of Thomas Keble, then vicar of Bisley. The architect was Robert Stokes of Cheltenham and the funding of the construction was supported by many colleagues of Thomas Keble in the “Oxford” Movement. It was the first of the Chapels of Ease in the large Bisley parish, but became a parish church when the Parish of Oakridge was formed some years later.
It is a very simple building consisting of nave, chancel, tower and porch with ashlar finish externally and white painted walls and ceiling internally. It does contain unusual barber poling decoration. The church was restored in the late 1850s by Henry Woodyer and redecorated in the 1950s by Peter Falconer. The building is listed Grade II. It sits below the village green, next to the village school and overlooking the Golden Valley.
1st and 3rd Sunday
9.30amParish Communion(Common Worship)
9.30amFamily Communion - suitable for all ages, less formal with interactive talk, followed by Breakfast at Bart's - coffee and croissants
8.00amHoly Communion (Book of Common Prayer (said)
9.30amMorning Worship (non-eucharistic)
10.00am Benefice Eucharist rotates around the benefice
- please check date list for venue
Morning Prayer is said on a Thursday at 8.00am
Sunday Services at St Bartholomew
Oakridge Lunch Club for elderly residents takes place monthly