Messy Church looks back at the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
At Today’s Messy Church we looked at our memories of the Queen and we had a lovely poem called ‘Good Night and God Bless Dear Lillibet’. There were hymns, including ‘Love Divine all loves excelling’ and we sang the National Anthem to King Charles III. We painted a canvas each and had scones with jam and cream for our refreshments. Thank you Liz for arranging it all.
We were delighted to welcome Maddison Mae to St Bart’s for her Baptism with mother Lois, father Joshua and lots of friends and family in support. The Rev. Anne officiated and there were dozens of cameras clicking to record the happy event. Welcome to God’s family, Maddison.
Also on view all day was the National Harvest Beacon, this year touring Chester Diocese, before moving on to Peterborough.
Harvest Cafe Church
11am on 9th October, 2022.
Food collection in aid of Food Bank.
Our service will begin at 10.45am with all restrictions observed and refreshments provided afterwards.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the weekend event, setting up, selling plants and bulbs, watering, brewing tea, baking cakes, providing art, selling Bric-a-Brac and books, clearing up and cashing up. So many help to make this the success and major social event that it is and none of it would be worthwhile without all those who come to buy the plants, art, Bric-a-Brac and refreshments. Also, let us not forget all those who came to sign the condolence book for our Late Queen Elizabeth ll. Thank you for taking the time to write so many wonderful comments. The final result was a wonderful £1,200 to pay for the porch repairs on the church South door.
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Following the announcement of the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II there will be a 30 minute Special Commemoration Service in St Bart’s at 9.30am on Sunday 11th September.
God of love,
We thank you for the life of The Queen,
for her service to our nation,
and for her faith in you.
Be close to all of us who mourn,
that we may we find comfort and hope in your love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
On the Occasion of the death of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
St Bartholomew’s Church will be open for private prayer from 9am on 9th September for anyone wishing to use the church for private prayer.
Cafe Church, 4th Sept 2022 – 7th Birthday Celebrations.
Today’s Cafe Church was on the 7th Birthday of the service and a questionnaire in the interval gave the team an insight into how they were doing and what could be improved. We looked at the traditions and facts around Jesus’ birth, generally believed to have been in September, supported by readings from Luke’s Gospel.
Our live music was blessed to have Richard and Bob, on their guitars, joined by John on his mandolin, although when Jane and Judy joined in the final hymn with tambourines, David emerged from the kitchen playing the spoons!
After prayers and The Grace, we sang Happy Birthday to Simon, who technical skills we rely on and who celebrates his Birthday on Friday.
Thank you to everyone who joined in the service.
Today’s subject, for our united service, was Partnerships, which seemed appropriate with all four churches in the benefice represented.
We had the hymns ‘Bind us together Lord‘ and ‘Beautiful Saviour‘, the first being sung as a round which worked very well. We touched upon famous partnerships, our own partnerships, our partnership with our church and our partnership with God and our readings came from Philippians and Hebrews.
Jane read a story from Colin Wicker called ‘Dance‘ and Celia led the prayers.
It was great to have the whole team there and Thank you to all who came to share in the service and the fun.