ST BARTHOLOMEW'S , TONG

Contact Us

Minister In Charge of Tong:

The Revd. Preb. Pippa Thorneycroft
Tel: 01902 375523 | Email: pippa.thorneycroft@icloud.com

Parish Admin:

Wendy Aykroyd
Tel: 01952 291532 | Email: admin@shifnalbenefice.org.uk

Tong Church Wardens

Sally Beard
Tel: 01902 754024 or Email: thebradshaws1@outlook.com

Robert Kerrigan
Tel: ‭07825 683399‬ or Email: robertkerrigan@btinternet.com

Treasurer

Michael Pilsbury
Tel: 01902 750382 or Email: mickpilsbury@sky.com

We now have a wheelchair available in Church. If you find it difficult to walk up the slope to Church to attend services please let us know by sending someone ahead or Tel: 07970 869011 and we will provide assistance. We regret that we are unable to offer this support during the week for visitors.
 

At present there are no toilet facilities at Tong Church.  For an organised tour and at weddings, baptisms and funerals as well as Sunday services, access to the Parish Hall (two mintes walk) is available.  For concerts and fêtes we usualy provide portaloos.

Tong Tours

Tong Church has everything!

We are able to offer a conducted tour of our famous, beautiful church. This ancient building was dedicated in 1410, and is held to be one of the finest examples of a church built in perpendicular style in the country.

Our tour lasts for about an hour, during which time you will see the famous Golden Chapel, our unique collection of magnificent medieval tombs and carved effigies. You can explore our historical links with Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare and not forgetting little Nell!

And, not for the faint hearted, try a tour of the tower. You will see one of the largest bells in the country!  Nowadays, due to Health and Safety concerns  regarding the very worn spiral steps and extremely limited space we only let visitors up the tower at their own risk and make them sign a disclaimer, but Bell ringing enthusiasts are often still keen to visit.

Would you like to support us?

The Tong Vision for 2020 and beyond has a target to raise £500,000 over the next 3 years in order to fund urgent and essential restoration work, and to ensure that all visitors and congregations can continue to enjoy this unique building! If you can offer your support either financially, in-kind or otherwise, please contact Revd Pippa Thorneycroft.
pippa.thorneycroft@icloud.com
You can find us on Facebook: Tong Church
For Just Giving links, please see below.