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.
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.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are meeting for Morning Prayer every Sunday by reservation only. Morning Prayer is at 8:00am and 10:00am. We are limited to 20 people at each service. Our 8:00am service is currently meeting outside under canopies. We recommend bringing an umbrella or a light jacket since it is generally a little cooler at 8:00am.
If you would like to be included on our mailing list, please send an email to email@example.com. The reservation list is on a first-come, first served basis.
If you would prefer to attend our Morning Prayer service via Zoom, we are broadcasting the 10:00am Sunday service. You can also watch the 10:00am Morning Prayer service at your convenience on YouTube or watch the live streaming on YouTube (same link below).
Compline is prayed via Zoom every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:45pm.
If you would like to receive any of the Zoom invitations, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of our groups (except for The Order of the Daughters of the King or DOK) are currently meeting outside under the canopies in front of the church. The Order of the Daughters of the King are meeting via Zoom. If you have a question regarding one of our groups or our calendar, please contact the church office for more information.
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.