Welcome to St. Bartholomew’s, Ducklington

Rev'd Paul Boddam-Whetham. Image is © Christ Church, St Albans Church

Rev’d Paul Boddam-Whetham. Image is © Christ Church, St Albans Church

Our period of interregnum is now drawing to a close as we look forward to welcoming Paul Boddam-Whetham as our new Rector in February 2016.  Paul will be the 39th minister in post in this beautiful country church .  Paul and his wife Nicci join us from their current parish of St Albans in Hertfordshire.

Let us tell you a little bit about our church.

St. Bartholomew’s is a beautiful medieval building set at the heart of the village. It has been very well cared for and provides us with a marvellous light area for worship which is cool in summer and very warm in winter. The acoustics are excellent.

On a typical Sunday morning about 130 people meet for worship – about half live in the village and the others come from outside. We are very much an all-age congregation with significant numbers from each decade of life up to and including nineties! We have a crèche and various children’s groups (up to teenage) so that the congregation reduces by 25% when the children leave the service for their own activities.

Next Services

Date Start Event Location
9 Feb 14:00 Service of Thanksgiving: Brian Hitchman St Bartholomew’s Church
10 Feb 19:30 Ash Wednesday Service St Bartholomew’s Church
14 Feb 09:30 Communion Service St Bartholomew’s Church
21 Feb 09:30 Communion Service St Bartholomew’s Church
28 Feb 09:30 Communion Service St Bartholomew’s Church

To see all events – take a look at the Events page here

We have a number of special events through the year, with our unique Fritillary Sunday each April as the highlight.

We like to celebrate the seasons and often do so with food – pancakes, picnics and harvest suppers. We value our relationship with the local primary school and regularly host their events in the church.

The website will show you that we have a number of midweek activities – bell ringing, handbell ringing, housegroups, Lent discussion groups, Alpha courses, Julian meetings and more – but we do not have too many as we feel it is really important that church members do things other than church!

If you are looking for a church, we do invite you to come along and join us. We can assure you of a warm welcome and a style of worship which we feel is appropriate for an English village at the beginning of the 21st century.


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