Church closed for lighting upgrade

Work to upgrade the lighting and AV system in St Bartholomew’s will begin on Tuesday 2nd January. The work is expected to take about 6-8 weeks. Sunday services will continue as normal, but we regret that the church will be closed to visitors while the contractors are working.

St Bart’s Harvest Festival – 1st October

We will be holding our Harvest Festival family service at 10:45am on Sunday 1st October. This will be followed by our Harvest Lunch at 12:00 noon in Chipping Village Hall.  Price is £8.00 per adult and £4.00 per child.  There is a sign up sheet at the back of church.  If you can help set up the Village Hall before church, please let Liz or Barbara know.

Our Harvest gifts this year will go to support charities working to alleviate poverty in our local area.  Please help by bringing donations of non-perishable food and other essentials for Ribble Valley Food Bank.  We are also collecting funds for The Foxton Centre & Maundy Relief.  More details on these three charities can be found here (pdf file), including the current (14th September 2017) list of urgently needed items at the Food Bank.

Tower Open Day – Monday 28th August

Bell Ringing Ever considered Bell Ringing?  Wanted to go up the tower?  Would like to see the bells?  Well now is your chance.

We have one of the very few towers that you can climb and see our bells ringing.  You can then go onto the roof (weather permitting) and admire the wide views over Chipping area.

Tower Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday (August 28th) from 2:00pm – 4:30pm.  Don’t worry if you do not feel able to climb the tower, as we will have a TV feed from the bell chamber, showing the bells ringing.  There will also be a produce stall.

Children must be accompanied by an adult to go up the tower.

Coffee Morning

Come along and enjoy a morning coffee (or tea), a cake and a chat.

Holy Week and Easter

Maundy Thursday

7:30pm Holy Communion at St Bartholomew’s

Good Friday

11:00am A Green Hill Far Away? at St Bartholomew’s.  If weather permits, some of this service will be outside.

1:30pm Good Friday Walk.  A guided walk of around 2.5 hours in support of Water Aid.  The route will be child and dog friendly.  Meet at the Village Hall just before 1:30pm.  No fixed charge, but all donations for Water Aid gratefully received.

Easter Day

10:45am Family Communion for Easter Day at St Bartholomew’s

6:30pm Evensong at St Bartholomew’s


Messy Christingle – Friday 2nd December

christingleCome and Celebrate Christingle!

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.

Messy Church invites you to the Favela experience


Messy church & local charity Volunteer in Brazil invite children and their families to $1 a day favela experience
Saturday 10th September 2016 From 1.45pm to 4.00pm 
At Lee House, Thornley, Chipping

Come and enjoy a range of activities including, shelter building, making water filters and outdoor cooking to experience life in the Brazilian Favela.
Donations welcome on the day towards the work of Volunteer in Brazil. More information here.

St. Bartholomew’s Garden Party Sunday 4th September

Garden party 2016

Come along and join us for a fun-filled afternoon in the Vicarage gardens. You are sure to find something to buy, delicious cakes to eat, Greenfields cheese & wine, try your luck on the raffle or other stalls or just relax and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.