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Chip-in-to Mereside

Congratulations to Bishop Philip who walked 36 miles in to raise over £14,000 in aid of Freedom Centre, Mereside. 

Zoom into Lent

There will be a reflective service for Ash Wednesday on Zoom at 7pm on 17 February. Please contact Rev Fiona for joining details. Image by Grzegorz Krupa from Pixabay

Christmas Charity Donations

St Bart’s has made special Christmas donations totalling £5,000 to four charities working to tackle poverty locally and overseas. The charities are: The Foxton Centre a Christian based charity in Preston working with local homeless people.Maundy Relief , a Christian based charity in Accrington working with local homeless peopleRibble Valley Food Bank. Tearfund, a Christian charity working in …

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Christingle in Brabin’s School

Sadly we can’t welcome Brabin’s School to our usual Christingle service in church this year, so on Monday Rev Fiona took Christingle into school instead. Children made Christingles in their class bubbles and the afternoon ended with socially distanced prayers in playground.

St Bart’s supports local housing

St Bart’s has helped Chipping Community Land Trust to purchase affordable local housing in Chipping. The Church Council loaned funds to the Land Trust to enable the purchase of a fourth bungalow for local occupancy on the Fellside estate.  Image by Nadin Lisa from Pixabay


To Phoebe who was baptised on Sunday. Love & prayers from all at St Bart’s.

Flower Festival

St Bart’s looks amazing! The Flower Festival celebrating “Our Village Past” opened today and it really is stunning. The festival is open Saturday 15 June, 10 am – 6pm and Sunday 12 noon – 6 pm, admission £5, children free. We are serving refreshments and homemade cakes in the tea tent. Don’t forget the Festival …

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Flower Festival 14-16 June

A spectacular flock of doves flies over the altar in preparation for the Flower Festival which begins on 14 June. Don’t miss it!

Thy Kingdom Come

Pray in St Bart’s. Morning Prayer 9 am, 3rd – 8th June. The church is open for private prayer throughout each day.Pray at homePick up information and resources in church for use at home. You can also visit


Congratulations to Lucy & John, married 25 May at St Bart’s. We wish you every blessing now and in the years to come. And a gold star to Ernie, the best behaved wedding dog yet!