Category Archives: Good News Stories

“Welcome Evening” Grant

We have a good news story

The parish council have agreed to sponsor the Welcome Evening for Newcomers in Church Minshull at St Bart’s Church on 12th November with a grant of £250.

They have also promised a further £250 to support the Film Night in St Bart’s Church on 28th December.



Return to more normal Church Services

Return to more normal Church Services

On Easter Sunday, 4th April, services will return with Holy Communion at 9:30am.

Only the minister will take the wine on behalf of everyone, but the bread will be given to all who wish to participate.

Jim The Grace


Jim Britcliffe, known to us as the trainee minister attached to the Rev. Anne and a regular member of our congregation, has been appointed curate at St Mary’s, Alsager.

Christened ‘Jim The Grace’, for saying the Grace at Cafe Church services, we wish him well in his new ministry.

Jim Britcliffe 1517674244270

The New Chairs Have Arrived, 2nd October 2020.

After a long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the new chairs that were order earlier this year have finally been delivered. Each one carries a dedication plaque on the back and we again thank all those who sponsored a chair to mark a life event or commemorate the life of a loved one.


Working well!!

The new working group setup by St. Bartholomew’s in conjunction with the Parish Council and advertised in the Insight Supplement sent to every household is already seeing some success. People have received food, medicine and telephone calls of support in the last week alone. Well done all those who are supporting this initiative to fight the Coronavirus Epidemic.

For more information on the Support Group please click HERE

Elena Gracie Boote born 15th July 2019

We’re pleased to introduce you to Elena Gracie Boote born Monday, 15th July, weighing 8lb 9oz. Mother and baby are both doing fine.
Our Congratulations and Love to Liz, Tim, Isabelle, Jess and Elena.

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

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.

Best Parish Magazine Award 2018

The editorial team of Insight has won the ‘Best Parish Magazine Award’ in the Archbishopric of York for the second year.

The award is given by The Parish Magazine Printers Company and there were over 400 entries in our category.
Insight also came top overall in the Northwest of England, judging was based upon content, design, print quality and editorial input.

Lasagne Lunch Raises £370

Well done!

Following the Remembrance Service in November 2018 there was a Lasagna lunch provided by Ruth Ford, Kathryn Cronin and their team of helpers.

It raised £370 for the British Legion.