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Sunday Worship during lockdown

by St Bartholomew's

The Core Team met this evening to consider our Sunday Worship and the following has been decided: There will be no congregation present in church: worship will be shared only over Zoom. Minimal participation will be expected: the Rector leading, the musician playing and (probably) the preacher. In order to be as aware as possible […]

Worship at St Bartholomew’s – in Tier 4

by St Bartholomew's

Guidance for Tier 4 permits attendance at a place of worship. We will be open for services but the decision to attend is of course a personal one. All who attend will be required to conform to all necessary mitigation measures: wearing masks, sanitising hands and maintaining minimum social distance of 1m. All this has […]

A New Year message from Paul

by St Bartholomew's

Dear Friends: As we look forward to the opportunities afforded by the new beginning of a new decade, we are carrying with us a lot more baggage from one year into the next as we continue to live within the constraints imposed on us all. What I hope for you is that you can regard […]

Crib Service 2020 – you can watch again here

by St Bartholomew's

This year’s Crib Service was a little different!  A film to celebrate this special time as we “follow the star” You can still see it on:- YOUTUBE St Bartholomew’s YouTube Channel FACEBOOK St Bartholomew’s Facebook Page   Or watch it here:    

Carols around the tree

by St Bartholomew's

We will be holding a “Carol Event” around the Christmas tree in the churchyard, at 11:45 on Sunday 20 December. We are able to sing outside, while keeping our social distance, so I look forward to seeing and hearing you enjoy your favourite carols! I suggest you bring a flask of tea or coffee for […]

27th December – Church at home

by St Bartholomew's

There will be no service in church (nor Zoom) on Sunday 27 December.  Instead you may wish to avail yourselves of the Diocesan Church at home service We are offering live streamed worship for the Diocese on Sundays and Holy Days in the coming months to complement what is offered by local churches. This Diocesan […]

Letter from the Rector – December 2020

by St Bartholomew's

Dear Friends, All the insecurity and uncertainty in the world over the months of lockdown has led many of our commentators in the media to continually bewail our current situation and to present a highly critical view of what we are all facing. I trust that our identity as children of God has given us […]

Christmas in hospital

by St Bartholomew's

Christmas at the Hospitals is going to be a bit different this year since with no in-church Crib Services, the festive toy and gift collections cannot take place due to Covid-19 restrictions. So, Oxford Hospitals Charity has launched a new virtual gift giving scheme to ensure that Christmas cheer continues.   By going  online          to www.hospitalcharity.co.uk/giveagift you can […]

A letter from Roger

by St Bartholomew's

Dear Fellow Members of St Bartholomew’s   Well, here we are again – another lockdown, but at least it’s not quite as draconian as the first lockdown. The church is open daily from 11 to 3 for private prayer (read meditation, contemplation, or just being awed by a holy place that has stood in its […]