St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church


A joyful, loving, caring, growing, Christian Community, expressing God's love and acceptance, through Christ, to all.


Empowered by the Holy Spirit and in the Episcopal tradition, we celebrate the teachings of Christ through worship, service, education, stewardship, missions and fellowship.

About Us

Nestled in Estes Park, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church is surrounded by the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park.  We are one of the twenty-six parishes that comprise the Front Range Region of Colorado and we are a parish of the Diocese of Colorado.  Prior to 1914, the earliest Episcopal services in Estes Park were held at Elkhorn Lodge and services continued irregularly until World War II.  In 1945, services resumed in the Music Room of the Stanley Hotel as well as at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hackett in Rocky Mountain National Park.  On December 29th, 1955, the name Saint Bartholomew's Chapel was granted with 24 members and a $1200 budget.  The first Holy Communion was celebrated on January 1st, 1956, by Father McGee.  Furthermore, the first Vicar, Robert Warner, was appointed in August of 1956.   During this time, services were held in the Estes Park Grade School's music room.  An acre of land was donated by the owners of Ramshorn Cottages, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hayes, in September 1956, as a site for a church, but the land was sold to the Park Service to create the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.  In May 1957, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Stacey gave the land where St. Bartholomew's stands today.  The Right Reverend Daniel Corrigan conducted the first service on May 15th, 1958 (Easter Day), with the assistance of Father Warner.   The first wedding was celebrated on July 21st, 1958, and Bishop Minnis dedicated the new building on Saint Bartholomew's Day, 1958.

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Spring 2023

     In-person and YouTube       Church Services

We have in-person Holy Eucharist services every Sunday morning at 9:00am.  This service  is also available to watch via YouTube.  Please see our Holy Week and Easter schedule below.

Email List

If you would like to be included on our email list, please send an email to  

YouTube Channel

You can watch our 9:00am Holy Eucharist Sunday service live or you can watch the service at your convenience on YouTube by clicking on the link below.  You can also watch recorded services from previous weeks on the same channel.  Once you are on the St. Bart's YouTube page, click on the Live tab at the top of the page (you will see Home, Videos, and then Live).  If you click on Live, you will be taken to all of the recordings with the most recent recording posted first on the page.

Lectio Divina

Please join Father Munson for Lectio Divina, the contemplative reading of scripture, every Thursday morning at 9:30am.  Father Munson will focus on a scripture passage for the upcoming Sunday service.  You will be able to hear the insights from each person in the group and see how the Spirit is speaking to each one of us.  If you would like to receive the Zoom invitation, please email the church office.  We hope you will be able to join us! 

Compline via Zoom

Please join us every Wednesday evening at 7:45pm for Compline during the winter months until springtime (now through May).  The Zoom invitation is sent out on a weekly basis from the church office.  If you would like to receive the Zoom invitation, please email the church office.

Lenten Book Study - Ladder to the Light 

April 2nd at 10:30am


Please join The Rev. Peter Munson for a discussion of the book Ladder to the Light, by The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston.  The class will meet in-person from 10:30am -11:30am and via Zoom on April 2nd

The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston is the former Episcopal Bishop of Alaska, served as President and Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School, and is a member of the Choctaw Nation.  “My purpose here is to lift up the kiva as a metaphor for our contemporary spiritual situation… It is a symbol of our shared future.  It tells us that if we are in a time of darkness, we need not be afraid of it, because it is only the beginning for us… The kiva tells us that we have been through this process of birth and rebirth more than once.” (From the Introduction, p. 3)

If you would like to register for the class or receive the Zoom invitation, please email the church office. You will also need to purchase your own copy of the book, which is available on Amazon for $12.99.  Please let the church office know if you need assistance with purchasing the book or if you have any questions.  We hope you will be able to join us!

Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2023







Easter Lilies

If you would like to celebrate our Easter Eucharist in memory or in thanksgiving of someone special to you, please let us know by emailing the church office by Wednesday, April 5thA contribution is not necessary for memorials or thanksgivings.  Contributions can be mailed to P.O. Box 1559, Estes Park, Colorado 80517.

Or, you can make a donation through PayPal.  Click on the Donate button at the bottom of this webpage and you will be taken to our PayPal account.  If you use PayPal, please choose the Easter Lilies option and include a note with the name of the person you would like us to recognize (choose + Write a Note).  The note option will appear at the top of the payment and contact information page before you select Donate Now.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the church office.  Thank you! 

Lenten Meditations

If you would like to subscribe to the 2023 Lenten Meditations from Episcopal Relief and Development, please click on this link - Lenten Meditations 2023 Sign Up - Episcopal Relief & Development.  This year the focus is Who is my neighbor?  The Lenten Meditations can be received as daily emails, downloaded in a PDF booklet, or read on their website ( 

Memory Café

April 13th from 10:00am - 11:30am

This fun, social event is for Estes Valley residents experiencing memory loss (from any form of dementia) along with their caregiver or friend.  The Memory Café will be held on the second Thursday of each month at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church from 10:00am – 11:30am.  If you know of someone who might enjoy this, please invite them or come with them.  Also, please contact the church to let us know who is coming as guests (participants).  Or, to talk more about volunteering with this ministry, please contact the church office.

Covid-19 Protocols

Free Online Course

Father Hans Boersma

Nashotah House is glad to offer Lectio Divina, a free online course from Fr. Hans Boersma.  The course is broken up into four sessions, which you are free to work through at your own pace.  Each session includes a video lecture, powerpoint slides and an outline to support your learning, and scripture readings that will allow you to follow in the footsteps of patristic and medieval theologians by engaging in divine reading.

Click on this link to begin the course or to read more information about the course - Lectio Divina with Hans Boersma — Nashotah House Chapter (


If you would like to receive a consecrated host for this Sunday's service, please email the church office.  The communion hosts are available for pick-up on Thursdays in the church office.  Please let us know in your email how many hosts you need and if you can pick them up at the church or if you need them delivered.  Thank you!

Daily Office Readings

Here is a link to help you with daily readings from the Book of Common Prayer for Morning and Evening Prayer -

Altar Flowers

If you would like to designate the Sunday Altar Flowers in commemoration or recognition of someone / something special, please email the church office.  Please include your name and what you would like written in the bulletin.  For instance, 'Today's flowers are given by _________ in honor / in memory of _______________.'   Feel free to donate to the flower fund as it fits your budget (there is not a required amount).  The suggested donation amount is $40.  You can either mail a check to St. Bartholomew's (make payable to St. Bartholomew's and write Flowers in the memo) or use the donation button at the bottom of this webpage (select Flowers from the drop-down menu).  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.  Thank you.

Church Calendar

 March 2023

Currently small groups are meeting inside of the church.  We ask the groups to follow our Covid-19 protocols (see above).  However, some groups are still meeting via Zoom or both in-person and via Zoom.  Please know we are trying to accommodate all of our group meetings at the church.  If you have a question regarding one of our groups or our calendar, please contact the church office for more information.

Ukrainian Relief Efforts

If you would like to donate to help with Ukrainian relief efforts, please scroll to the bottom of this webpage and click on the Donate button.  You will be directed to our PayPal account and choose Ukrainian Relief Efforts before making your donation. You can also mail a check to the church office (P.O. Box 1559, Estes Park, Colorado 80517) and write Ukrainian Relief Efforts in the memo section.  All donations received will be sent to UNICEF to aid in their assistance with Ukrainian relief efforts.  Thank you!

Outreach Donations


In the face of the many needs throughout our community and world, it is easy to become overwhelmed.  Where can I help?  For whom do I pray or support?  Below are three ministries that we have helped for quite some time.  Locally Haiti is the new name of The Colorado Haiti Project which was started through St. Bartholomew's.  Episcopal Relief and Development is the national ministry of the Episcopal Church the does relief work throughout the world and is now working in Louisiana.  St. Bart’s has also been the beneficiary of Episcopal Relief and Development in the aftermath of the flooding of 2013.  Finally, we have an up-date on the Bethania Kids whom we support through our outreach funds.  I have provided links so you might be able to be aware of their situations and we have placed specific buttons on our PayPal account for all three groups.  If you would like to financially help any of these groups, click on the Donate button below and you will have the option of making specific donations to any of these groups.  We track all contributions for your records and will disperse funds to the appropriate ministry. God bless and I hope that this gives you a way to be a part of the solutions!


Fr. Seth

Locally Haiti -

Episcopal Relief and Development -

Bethania Kids -


If you would like make a donation to St. Bartholomew's, you can either mail a check or cash to the church office.  Or, you can click on the PayPal button and make your donation through a secure PayPal account.  Please note that PayPal deducts 2.2% + $0.30 processing fee from your donation when you use them.  However, PayPal allows you to make your donation with a credit card/debit card or you can set-up recurring monthly donations (i.e., monthly pledge payments).  Your donations will be recorded in the church office and an invoice can be mailed to you at anytime by request.  Thank you for helping St. Bartholomew's operate and continue our outreach ministry to our community and worldwide.

If you are having difficulty with our Donate button, we are registered with PayPal under the name The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew The Apostle or you can find us at by entering our email address  Another option is to click on the following link or copy and paste the link in to your web browser - Thank you.

Donations QR Code

Please use your camera on your mobile phone to scan this QR code which will take you directly to our PayPal account. 

Donate Button

Click on the Donate button to be taken directly to our PayPal account.