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St Bartholomew’s Vicar’s Report 2018-2019

Please [click] the below link to view the report.

2018 – 19 Vicar’s Report

Palm Sunday Cafe Church Info. 11am, Sunday 14th April, 2019

Palm Sunday Cafe Church. 11am, Sunday 14th April, 2019.

All are welcome to join us for this special celebration of the start of Holy Week.

The children will be doing crafts and the coffee & cake will be plentiful, as usual.

Good Friday, Follow the Cross Info. 19th April 2019

Good Friday, Follow the Cross. 19th April 2019

Starts at 9.30am at Worleston Church and progresses to Wettenhall, Faddiley and Acton before finishing at 12.15pm at The Badger, Ch. Minshull, for lunch.
Followed at 2pm with meditation in St Bart’s Church, Church Minshull.

V.E. Day. 75th Anniversary. 8-10 May 2020.

Easter Sunday. Holy Communion Info. 21st April 2019. 11am.

Easter Sunday. Holy Communion. 21st April 2019. 11am.

Messy Mothering Sunday Preparations – 24th March, 2019.

Messy Mothering Sunday Preparations – 24th March, 2019.

Today was a busy one and after our short service where we heard about famous Biblical mothers, we went to the back of church to make clay pots that will air dry, to give as gifts. We had a story from Jean and while we made cards, we had our refreshments with lots of biscuits and a piece of Jessica’s birthday cake. We also handed out bunches of daffodils and we were so engrossed, we overran, but nobody minded at all.

Lent Lunch – 19th March 2019.

Jane Hough kindly opened her home for a ‘Soup and Roll’ lunch that grew to a wide selection of cakes too. This was another ‘Action not Words’ objective from Cafe Church earlier in the month and ten of us attended. The Lent subject was based on Proverbs 13:20 & 18:24 and John 15:13 and as a group of friends we discussed the importance of friendship and many of the things that had been done in the recent past to benefit the community and church. We also brought up those who need our help and prayers now. The lunch was very enjoyable, so thank you Jane and it was decided to continue these at 4 to 6 week intervals. Cindy volunteered to host the next one after Easter so watch this website for details.

Action not Words – Litter Pick – 17th March 2019

“Action not Words” – Litter Pick – 17th March, 2019.

Following on from last Sunday’s Cafe Church when we talked about caring for the environment, today saw the first suggestion put into place. A host of villagers met at 2pm in the Village Hall car park to don High Viz jackets and be issued with litter pickers and large, tough bin sacks. Four teams set out, to be dropped off at various points around the village to collect all the rubbish from the hedges and verges of several of the roads. After two hours in the sunshine and showers, Cross Lane from the border of Worleston to the village centre, Minshull Lane and Cross Lane from the village centre to the United Reformed Church in Minshull Vernon were all litter picked. Twenty two sacks of rubbish were collected and taken to the tip.

Thank you to Tim and Jane Hough who organised the event and for providing welcome refreshments afterwards in their home. Thanks also to all who helped.

Joseph Mason Baptism 17th March 2019

Joseph Mason Baptism 17th March 2019

Today, during a Holy Communion service we had the addition of a baptism, that of Joseph Samuel Mason. Proud parents, James and Dawn, watched with Church Minshull grandparents, Brian and Mary Charlesworth, as the Rev. Anne performed the service. Joseph was very well behaved, peering into the font when the time came for the anointing. We were pleased that the large congregation stayed for refreshments after the service, before going to Higher Elms Farm for a family gathering. Welcome to God’s family, Joseph.

Cafe Church 10 March 2019

Cafe Church – The Tree of Life – 10th March, 2019.

The subject today ranged from the Tree of Life and it’s biblical meaning to caring for our environment. The was a good discussion during the interval on ‘Action not words’ and when these ideas were collated they included; planting trees, insect friendly planting, smiling at people, providing village transport, another defibrillator, a fellowship lunch open to everyone, improving pathways, mental health first aid, sign posts, Kindness of neighbours and litter picking. The defibrillator has been handed to the parish council with suggestions, the first fellowship lunch has been organised for the 19th March and a Litter Pick has been arranged for Sunday 17th March, along Cross Lane. Many volunteered immediately and equipment will be provided, for more information please [click] this link. The children made their own model trees and covered them with tissue paper leaves, flowers and fruit.

Please click for CafĂ© Church 10th March – Practical ideas from feedback session from Tim Hough