Rev'd Paul and Nicci Boddam-Whetham

Rev’d Paul and Nicci Boddam-Whetham

We welcomed Paul Boddam-Whetham, along with his wife Nicci,  as our new Rector in February 2016.  Paul is the 39th minister in post in this beautiful country church .

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
19 May 11:00 Funeral of John Lyford St Bartholomew’s Church
23 May 10:30 Pentecost: Service of the Word with Holy Communion St Bartholomew’s Church
24 May 12:00 Wedding of Nicole Barber & James Harding St Bartholomew’s Church
25 May 00:00 Funeral of Denise Hathaway Garford Crematorium
26 May 11:30 Funeral of Ivy "Bubbles" Godfrey 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.