ST BARTHOLOMEW'S PILGRIM TRAIL

The east window

Go up the chancel steps to the East Window.

The window depicts Jesus, the Good Shepherd, flanked by the gospel evangelists each identified by the symbols above them Matthew (human figure), Mark (lion), Luke (ox) and John (eagle). Underneath are scenes of Christ’s birth, baptism, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.

 

Pause and pray that you may enter more deeply into the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection.

Jesus, lamb of God, have mercy on me.
Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on me.
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
give me your peace.

The altar table is below the east window

The stone niche in the wall to the right of the altar dates from the 12th century. It is the most ancient part of the building and is a reminder that Christians have shared bread and wine at the Eucharist here for countless centuries.

Pause and ask for strength to live your life in the way God wants of you.

Lord, fill my hunger for you
with the spiritual food that lasts,
the bread of God
which comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world,
Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen