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.
In-person and YouTube Church Services
We have in-person services every Sunday morning at 8:00am and 10:00am. The 10:00am service is also available via YouTube. Reservations are not required to attend Sunday services. Wearing a mask and social distancing is required inside of the church. Thank you.
Every Wednesday morning, we have in-person Holy Eucharist at 10:00am. Reservations are not required to attend this service.
You can watch our 10:00am Holy Eucharist Sunday service live or you can watch the service at your convenience on YouTube by clicking on the link below. Once you are on the St. Bart's YouTube channel, click on the progam labeled 'Live'. You can also watch recorded services from previous weeks on the same channel.
If you would like to receive a consecrated host for this Sunday's service, please email 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!
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.
Currently small groups are beginning to meet inside of the church. Wearing a mask and social distancing is required inside of the church. However, some groups are still meeting via Zoom or both in-person and via Zoom. Please know we are trying to accomodate 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. Currently, the Al-anon groups are not meeting at the church. Please contact the church office if you would like more information about the Al-anon groups.
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 www.paypal.com by entering our email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Another option is to click on the following link or copy and paste the link in to your web browser - https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=H3NK2Q86CY2JG. Thank you.