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Fellowship Afternoon Tea. 16th May 2019.

Brian and Cindy kindly opened their home for a ‘Fellowship Afternoon Tea’ which was well attended and obviously had nothing to do with the large selection of sandwiches and cakes provided.

This was the second gathering that has grown from an objective from Cafe Church earlier this year, called “Action not Words”.

Our thanks go to our kind hosts and to all those who contributed so generously.

Barbara has volunteered to host the next meeting on 27th June at 2pm.

Celebrate Royal Ascot Week in Church Minshull. 22 June 2019

Celebrate Royal Ascot Week in Church Minshull. 22nd June 2019.

Church Minshull Sports & Social Club is hosting a “Race Night” on Saturday 22 June 2019 in Church Minshull Village Hall.
Doors open at 7.00 pm with the first race at 7.30pm.
There will be a welcome glass of bubbly upon arrival, fake money to make your bets at the “tote”, a buffet later in the evening and a cash bar.
There will be six races with a prize for the owner of the winning horse and an “Auction of Promises” available throughout the evening.
There will also be prizes for the Best Hat / Fascinator and for the person winning the most money during the evening.
Tickets are £15 each and available from Jean Jones on 07795 555492 and Cindy Moss on 07514 032834.
All proceeds are to go to St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Minshull.

Cafe Church, saying Thank You, 12th May 2019.

Cafe Church, saying Thank You, 12th May 2019.

The subject of Cafe Church today was saying ‘thank you’.
We have the results of the Plant Sale to be thankful for as a church community, but also many other reasons, as individuals, to thank God for.

We heard a reading from Colossians saying how we should express our thanks and during the interval there was silence as everyone listed seven reasons for being thankful.

These were very varied as we remembered loved ones, friends, good health, God in our lives, clean water, the countryside, our homes, our pets, chocolate, good food, sports, our safety, the weather, our country and our church family.

There was a bag of sweets for everyone to take home with them and Alfie was busy making them up and handing them out.

Messy Joseph Craft Morning 11th May 2019

Messy Joseph Craft Morning 11th may 2019

St Bartholomew’s opened it’s doors this morning to a craft session for the Messy Church children and their friends. Carrying on the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours from the last Messy Church service we made colourful circles to represent the good times in Joseph’s life and darker coloured circles for the difficult times. These were then fastened to our own version of his coat. We also made colourfully painted jewellery from pasta shapes and decorated biscuits. During a break for refreshments we listened to part of the story again and we will read some more of it at our next session on 26th May at 11am. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Fabulous Plant Sale & Art Exhibition. 2019

Thank you to all the volunteers and helpers at this years Plant Sale and Art Exhibition.

We made a fabulous £9644 over the three days, to help St Bart’s with the forthcoming alterations and which would not be possible without your help, support and muscle power.

Thank you also to all those who have turned up and bought pictures, plants, tombola tickets, teas, crafts and sweets.

Please Click the below picture for a Video of an Aerial View of the Plant Sale

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Info 11th May 2019

Messy Church – April 2019

Today’s Messy subject was Joseph, the first of a series that will take us into the Autumn. We looked at his early life, his multicoloured coat and how jealousy can spoil things. We made tissue paper pictures of him wearing his coat and friendship bracelets, that we made to give to our special friends. Next time we will learn about his life in Egypt.

The Annual Giant Plant Sale & Art Exhibition. Info. 4th, 5th & 6th May, 2019.

The Annual Giant Plant Sale & Art Exhibition.

4th, 5th & 6th May, 2019. 10am-5pm

We will be selling all our usual favourites like Plants, Trees, Bushes & Bedding Plants etc at LOW LOW prices.


Refreshments will be available with a nice selection of Cakes as usual.

This year, as usual, we will have a Giant Tombola with some fantastic prizes.


We will also be putting on our Annual Art Sale where you can view and buy from a great selection of Local Artwork.

This year we will also have a Messy Kids Stall



Messy Church Craft Morning. Info. Sat 11th May 2019.

Messy Church Craft Morning. 10:30am-12:00pm. Sat 11th May 2019.

On Saturday we will be holding a Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat craft morning in church. All are invited to join in to decorate a large fabric cloak which when finished, will be displayed in church. There will also be colourful pasta crafts and biscuit decorating followed by refreshments.
Both sessions promise to be fun, colourful and messy so we do hope you can join us!

Easter Day Holy Communion at St Bart’s. April 2019.

The array of beautiful flowers arranged by Audrey, Kathryn, Jean and Elizabeth adorned the church and with the sun streaming through the windows it was a perfect start to Easter Day. Together we announced the resurrection of the Lord and visitors from the canal on holiday, joined our usual parishioners, to celebrate Jesus’s triumphal rising from the dead.