Founded in 1954, St. Bartholomew’s continues to be a place where great care is given to worship—the liturgy, the music, and the sermons.
We know very little of Bartholomew. Bartholomew is a patronymic name, meaning “Son of Tolmai.” He is mentioned only in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), but he is generally believed to be the same person as Nathanael in John’s Gospel.
He is credited by several reliable historical sources with writing a gospel, but the Gospel According to Bartholomew is lost today. Tradition holds that he traveled to India and this is certainly not inconceivable. He is regarded as the founder of the Church in Armenia and may have been martyred there. An ancient tradition maintains that he was flayed alive at Albanopolis, Armenia, by the authorities as a consequence of his evangelistic work.
David Veal, Saints Galore, Forward Movement Publications
The Rev. Canon Dr. Angela F. Shepherd
The seventh rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, a congregation deeply committed to radical hospitality, social justice, Christian formation, worship, and music.
The Rev. Alex Sherrill
Assistant to the Rector
Alex received his Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and was ordained a Priest in 2020.
Deacon Katharine Hilliard-Yntema
Joined the staff of St. Bartholomew in December 2018. She was ordained in the Diocese of Atlanta in 2011.
The Rev. Bill Deneke
A native of Texas, has served churches in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.
The Rev. Barry Griffin
The Vestry of St. Bartholomew’s is composed of 12 adult members. These individuals represent the parish-at-large and are an important voice in the decisions of the parish. Candidates are nominated by the parish and elected at the Annual Meeting. The Vestry collaborates with the Rector in the spiritual and secular responsibilities of the parish. Vestry members oversee areas of ministry that may include committees, projects, or tasks. The Vestry at is comprised of the following members. Please feel free to contact them if you have a concern, question, or comment.
Music & Ten Talents
Buildings & Grounds
Children & Youth Formation
Vestry meeting highlights and financial reports are emailed the first of each month and posted inside the church.
“Increase our faith!” the apostles said
to the Lord in Luke 17:5.
Our faith calls us to be grateful for God’s gifts and to be good stewards, trusting in God’s continued provision. Celebrating our 65-year ministry has shown us the importance of continuing St. Bart’s legacy of seeing needs, developing ministries to serve those needs, and supporting those ministries.
Prayerfully consider what is meaningful for you to give for the 2020 church year. For many, that means giving 10 percent (the biblical tithe) of your income to God’s work. For others, tithing is a goal reached by increasing giving by two or three percent each year. We invite you to make a pledge that reflects God’s generosity in your life, and if possible increase your previous level of giving. Your pledge helps the Vestry establish the Annual Budget and is very much appreciated.
Become a Member
Membership in the Episcopal Church is through Holy Baptism, Confirmation or Reception.
Membership through Baptism
Services of Baptism are offered throughout the year. Those who have been baptized in any Christian Church may register their baptism in the Episcopal Church by completing the Baptismal Form.
Reception into the Episcopal Church
Confirmation into the Episcopal Church
Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. Confirmation is an “adult” affirmation of baptismal vows. Please complete a Confirmation Candidate Form and return to the church office if you are interested in this sacrament.
Membership transfer to St. Bartholomew’s
Episcopalians who desire to transfer their membership registration to St. Bartholomew’s Parish may do so by completing our Transfer of Membership and Information Form and returning it to the church office.
Please contact the Church Office at 404-634-3336 for more information on Baptism, Reception, Confirmation or Transfer of Membership.
The forms listed below are all links to PDF documents that open in a new window for you to print and then return via fax, mail, or by-hand.
The celebration of Christian Marriage is an occasion of great joy! The Clergy and Staff of St. Bartholomew’s are pleased to celebrate with you on your wedding day. Learn more here in the Wedding Booklet.
End of Life
There are many decisions to be made as we consider end of life issues. Information has been prepared to assist you in the Burial Planning Booklet.
If you are interested in your body being interred in the St. Joseph of Arimathea Memorial Garden, these forms will assist you: Memorial Garden Brochure, Memorial Garden Regulations, and Plaque Application.
Pledges to the 2020 budget can be made On-Line; by printing and completing a pledge card and placing the card in the offering plate; by bringing it to the church office; or by mailing it to 1790 LaVista Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. Click here to learn more about our stewardship.
Reimbursements may be requested by using this form Reimbursement Form.