This year's Pet Service will take place at the normal Family Worship time of 10:45am on Sunday 25th June. This is an opportunity to celebrate God's creation as well as having your pet(s) blessed. If the pet can get through the door, it will be made very welcome. Just to make this service even more interesting, many parts of it will be led by the Junior Confirmation group as part of their preparations and learning for their confirmation on 2nd July.
Chocolate will play a major role in this year’s Crib Service (6:00pm on Christmas Eve), as we will hear the Christmas story with the help of lots of chocolate. The children at Brabin’s School have already been given an insight into what will come, but while they saw pictures, real chocolate bars will be on offer during the service.
This is not a service to miss if you love this confection, or even if you just want to hear the traditional Christmas story and sing carols. We look forward to welcoming you.
This year St Bartholomew’s Church will be holding a special Messy Christingle to support the work of the Children’s Society
who work with children living in poverty in this country.
Messy Christingle will take place on Friday 2nd December
at 3.15pm at Brabins School.
The focus will be on Christingle inspired crafts, music, fun and refreshments.
All children & families are very welcome to attend.
There will be a Christingle Service in church on Sunday 4th December at 4:30pm when the Chistingles made at Messy Christingle will be given out.
When Fiona was licensed as Vicar at St Bart’s in October 2015, the young people who welcomed her asked her (very publicly) if she would have a pet service. Fiona agreed at the time, and then had to keep her promise. Rather than do this all on her own, she enlisted the help of the Confirmation Group that have been attending classes at the vicarage for several months. They planned, organised and then led the Pet Service, which took place in the normal Family Worship on Sunday 26th June 2016. A full house of parishioners, children, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and even a tortoise was present, to praise God for his creation and see every pet blessed by name.
The young people will be confirmed by Bishop Geoff on Thursday 7th July at 7:00pm.
Ash Wednesday Service and Imposition of Ashes
7:00pm on Wednesday 10th February at St Bartholomew's Chipping.
Communion Service with imposition of ashes to mark the beginning of Lent.