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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 […]

Remembrance Sunday

by St Bartholomew's

Our “outside broadcast”, to ZOOM world, from the War Memorial worked well today and we were able to participate in the moving service alongside those walkers in the village who had passed by at the same time. Bette and Bobby had prepared a beautiful wreath, placed on the font in church, from where Paul was […]

Living is Christ, Dying is Gain

by St Bartholomew's

“Living is Christ, Dying is Gain” is a four-session course based on Bishop Steven’s reflections on the book of Philippians. The study booklets are available from the Rectory as we plan to hold this course on Wednesday evening 4, 11, 18 and 25 November. At 7:30 p.m. These will be on ZOOM and its not too […]

Letter from the Rector – November

by St Bartholomew's

Dear friends, I wish to assure you that notwithstanding what you might read in the popular press, Christmas will not be cancelled! As we do every year, we begin our preparations for Christmas on Advent Sunday and through the oddity of the calendar it happens to fall on 29th November. It will be an especial […]

An update from Gill – how quickly things can change….

by St Bartholomew's

Dear Friends What a soggy few days we have had. I’m writing this during the wettest 24 hours we have had for a long time. I’ve just re-read the letter I wrote to you in August and it said ‘what a scorcher’! How quickly things can change, especially the weather. As I look out of […]

Harvest: flowers and offerings

by St Bartholomew's

We may still be in the midst of Covid restrictions but that didn’t stop another wonderful display of flowers and Harvest offerings in the church.  They will be distributed to The Besom.   Thank you to all who so lovingly look after the church building day in and day out; cleaning, preparing, sanitising, cordoning, opening, closing […]

Bishop Steven’s video on the Rule of Six

by St Bartholomew's

In October 2020 the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, wrote to all the clergy, every chaplaincy and school, and all the people in the Diocese of Oxford about the immensely challenging winter ahead. What we are called to be and to do as Christians during this pandemic? Watch the short film

A message from Bishop Steven

by St Bartholomew's

To: all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Oxford 1 October 2020   Dear Paul,  “For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us […]