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Letter from the Rector – March 2021

by St Bartholomew's

A warm greeting to everyone as we begin to see the buds and shoots of spring breaking forth on trees and bushes in gardens and hedgerows. I write this following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the path through lockdown, giving us a focus for the hope and assurance which we hold as Christians. I encourage […]

Invitation to return to congregational worship

by St Bartholomew's

Dear fellow-worshippers at St. Bartholomew’s: You may be aware that during these two months when I have led worship with a small group from the church, that we were in fact permitted to hold services for as many as could safely attend. We chose to exercise abundant caution by broadcasting to the congregation from church […]

Food bags for half-term – thank you!

by St Bartholomew's

Lunch Bags: Nicci and I were so grateful for the wonderful response to our request for groceries. We were able to make up 60 bags which were distributed by the school for needy families. Thank you so much for your kindness.   Here’s a note from the school: Dear all, I just wanted to say […]

Prayer for the nation

by St Bartholomew's

As the UK reaches a devastating milestone, the diocesan bishops echo calls from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to join together in a prayer for the nation. In the last week of January 2021, the UK’s Covid-19 death toll sadly passed 100,000. Speaking to BBC Radio Oxford’s Lilley Mitchell, Bishop Steven said, “The sorrow […]

Come and See!

by St Bartholomew's

Come and See Many people are asking deep questions of faith. “Come and See” is an invitation from our Bishops to local communities to take the first steps in exploring faith. So why not walk with us, as we walk with Jesus… and come and see. Who is it for? Come and See is an […]

A letter from Gill ….

by St Bartholomew's

Dear Friends The New Year has well and truly started and for some of us it may feel a bit bleak after the warmth of the Advent season. Is it the same every year or more poignant this year because we are again in lockdown? But my heart is lifted when I look out on […]

Catch up with Sunday’s Service of the Word

by St Bartholomew's

If you missed the service on 10th January you can view it on our You Tube Channel here https://youtu.be/6troh2mSUC8 We are aiming to record as many services as we can and upload them to the channel so that you can watch when possible.  

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 […]