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.
The Parish of St. Bart's in Estes Park would like to extend a huge thank you for prayers and financial support that we received from so many different folks throughout the Church in the midst of our wild fire season. Special thanks to St. Clare’s Oregon, St. Mary Magdalene, Mississippi, all the parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, Bishop Kym, The Rt. Rev. Andrew Doyle and Bob Schorr from the Diocese of Texas, and Carl Andrews, who kept a close eye on our progress. Your concern and support builds our faith and trust in God's gracious care.
All the faithful at St. Bart's and our entire community of the Estes Valley
Thank you to all of our firefighters! God bless you and protect you always!
Week of Thanksgiving
The church office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th, in observance of Thanksgiving.
We will have a Morning Prayer service via Zoom on Wednesday, November 25th, at 10:00am. Please contact the church office to receive the Zoom invitation.
Communion pick-up for this Sunday's Holy Eucharist service will be on Wednesday, November 25th, from 10:00am - 1:00pm.
We will have Compline / Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Wednesday, November 25th, at 8:45pm.
We will not have Compline on Friday, November 27th.
Due to the increased Covid-19 numbers in Larimer County, we will not have any in-person services until further notice. However, we will continue our 10:00am Holy Eucharist services every Sunday via Zoom.
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If you would like to attend our Holy Eucharist service via Zoom, we are broadcasting the Sunday service at 10:00am. You can also watch the 10:00am Holy Eucharist 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 email@example.com.
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!
Currently, all of our groups are meeting via Zoom due to the increasing number of Covid cases in Larimer County. We are working on Small Group Protocols to allow groups to meet inside of the church, but this is currently on hold until restrictions are lifted from Governor Polis. Thank you for your understanding and 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.
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.
You can also go to www.paypal.com and make a donation under the name The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew The Apostle. Thank you.
We are currently receiving donations for the Glen Haven Fire Department and the Larimer Humane Society. During our recent mandatory fire evacuations, one of Glen Haven's fire trucks was destroyed and the Larimer Humane Society assisted with boarding pets for evacuees. If you would like to make a donation, you can either send a check to the church (write in the memo Glen Haven Fire Department or Larimer Humane Society) or you can make your donation on PayPal. Just click on the Donation button and make sure you choose the correct 'Use this donation for' in the drop-down box. Thank you.