Messy Church

Messy Church

St Bart's Messy Church met on Friday 29th January.  The theme was Candlemas, which takes place on the 2nd of February each year, and celebrates Jesus's presentation in the Temple in Jerusalem. We built a large model of Jerusalem and the temple populated with egg people - do pop into St Bart's and admire the finished result. We also made wonderful candle cakes;  they've all been eaten but we did take a photo of some.  In our worship we saw a video of Jesus being taken to the Temple as a little baby. Two old people, Simeon and Anna recognised that Jesus was the special one they had been waiting for. Simeon said Jesus was a light for all people in the world and we use candles as a symbol of the light of Christ, so this celebration is called Candlemas.

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New Web Site

Messy Church at St Bart's, Chipping

St Bartholomew's and St Michael's have released a new website for the two churches.  At this stage it is really in its infancy, and so many pages do not yet exist, or have only a small amount of information on them.  Over the coming weeks and months, the site will build to provide not only a window into the two churches, but also a means of communicating with both church members and visitors alike.  We hope that you will take time to browse the few pages already created, and also return to see what changes have been made.

Bells ring in 2016

St Bartholomew's bell ringers rang in the New Year in style, but if you noticed a few mistakes in their peal, there might be a reason.  Not only did they ring the bells, but they also opened a few bottles, and had a celebration as one year moved to the next.

If this is the sort of event you would like to take part in, the bellringers would be delighted if you joined them at their weekly bell ringing practice in church on Thursday evenings.

Ringing the New Year in January 2016