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Letter from The Rector – June 2021

by St Bartholomew's

Ordinary time – or extraordinary time? Bishop Steven asked a question last Sunday, on Pentecost:  “how much help do we need to live the Christian life?” God has given all of us a commission to help to change the world. The mission of the church is the mission of Christ to proclaim the good news […]

Greenbelt. Heartbroken but hopeful

by St Bartholomew's

    GB21 Update Tue 4 May 2021 Dearest Greenbelters, We’re absolutely heartbroken to tell you that we need to cancel Greenbelt for a second year. We have spent the last few months hoping and praying that the government would step up and provide festivals like ours with the insurance protection we need to go […]

Christian Aid Week: 10th – 16th May 2021

by St Bartholomew's

Dear Friends This Christian Aid week we need to do things a bit differently because of Covid-19 hence this e-envelope. Despite the pandemic there is still huge need across the world due to the Climate Change Crisis having a devastating impact on communities. Right now families struggle to survive without a reliable water source. Every […]

Bishop Gavin’s visit and a reminder about “numbers”

by St Bartholomew's

We look forward to Bishop Gavin attending our service on the 16th May but it is particularly important that you let Sue Fenn (709814 or fennsue@aol.com)  know if you would like to be in church on Sunday, 16th May as there  is a cap of 45 persons to meet the safe distancing requirements.      Please […]

A letter from the Rector: May 2021

by St Bartholomew's

Dear friends at St. Bartholomew’s, It was going to happen sometime… the main question was when! My time as rector was always to run between 5 to 6 years so Nicci and I began to explore possible areas for our new home over recent months as I approached my eighth decade. It is interesting that […]

A letter from Roger

by St Bartholomew's

Dear Fellow Members of St Bartholomew’s Firstly, a tremendous thank-you to all who helped and supported us in our very restrained Fritillary Sunday. The meadow was beautiful, probably the best display of fritillaries I have seen, and special thanks to Robin for organising the plant stall on the churchyard wall. From the meadow and the […]

Missed a Service?

by St Bartholomew's

We are aiming to upload our weekly services, where possible, to our You Tube channel. Take a look here for last week’s service.  You can catch up on other weekly services or “specials” such as the Crib Service or Service of Thanksgiving , on the channel which lists them all.

Farewell ….

by St Bartholomew's

The Rectory, Ducklington. 18 April, 2021 I have this week given notice to the Bishop that I will be retiring from my ministry here in Ducklington on 15 July. Nicci and I have been praying about our next stage of life and as I would any case have to retire by my 70th birthday, we […]

News from The Besom

by St Bartholomew's

March 2021 – Update Suspension of Some Services Due to current Government restrictions, the following services remain suspended: –         – Home assessment visits         – Van collections / deliveries of furniture and other household items Food Parcels We’re continuing to deliver food parcels to those in need, but please note that there […]

Greetings from Roger

by St Bartholomew's

Dear Fellow Members of St Bartholomew’s The last Warden’s letter I wrote was in November and it started “Well, here we are again – another lockdown, but at least it’s not quite as draconian as the first lockdown”. I think I got that wrong as on the 6th January we entered a 3rd national lockdown, […]