Jean Jones invites you to a festive floral styling for your home at St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Minshull on Wednesday 15th December 10 ‘til 4.00 .
Basic materials provided for you to create a Christmas piece for your door, table, mantel piece or whatever you would like to make.
There will be a sales table for you to purchase Christmassy bits and bobs for your designs and of course you can bring your favourite things from home, contemporary or traditional.
Lunch of soup & a roll is included and of course, seasonal refreshments will be available all day!
Tickets £15.00 for half a day or £25 for a full day, just bring some scissors & any favourite bits for a day of festive fun.
For more details and to book your place please contact Jean Jones on 07795555492 or 01270522466
All proceeds to St Bartholomew’s Church
Remembrance Sunday, 14th Nov. 2021.
It was good to see so many villagers turn out for our Remembrance Sunday service and our thanks go to the village organisations and their representatives for laying the wreaths. It was especially good to be able to sing hymns again this year and we thank Audrey for playing the organ and PJ for providing the lights, other music and sound effects. Tim also did a splendid job with the soldier and poppies in the churchyard and for the dramatic effect the shadow casts on the church tower. ‘We Will Remember Them’.
It was wonderful to greet over 60 newcomers and longer term residents to a cheese and wine party in church last night Friday 12th November 2021 7:30. Everyone mixed and introduced themselves and there were displays from the church, Sports and Social Group, MAD Drama Group and Minshull Events Group, explaining how each contribute to village life. The event was planned from 7.30 to 8.30 pm but actually went on until past 10.30 which surely proved how much they all enjoyed themselves. Our thanks go to the volunteers, St Bart’s and the parish council who hosted and financed the event.
We are grateful to the Local Parish Council who sponsored this Event.
It was another full on play day today with a good crowd and lots of games to play.
Lunch was served straight away and there were hot dogs and cake added to the menu.
Every game from Scrabble to Hide and Seek kept everyone busy until home time at 3pm.
Our next event will be for the Film night with Pizza on Tuesday, 28th December at 4pm.
Songs of Praise – 11am, Sunday 7th November.
Due to popular request, we will hold a Songs of Praise service that will consist of only singing the most loved hymns that our Café Church congregation chose. Refreshments will be served afterwards, so if you fancy a good sing, come and join us.
Our top 11 are :-
- Morning has Broken,
- Blessed are the pure in Heart,
- Fill thou my life Oh Lord my God,
- How Great Thou Art,
- For the Beauty of the Earth,
- Be Thou my Vision Oh Lord of my Heart,
- Give me joy in my Heart,
- Great is Thy Faithfulness,
- Take my Life and let it be,
- The King of Love my Shepherd is,
- Loves Divine All Love Excelling.
11am, Sunday 31st October, 2021.
Dedication of the church remodelling by Archdeacon of Macclesfield, Rev Ian Bishop.
United Cafe Church Service.
Autumn Plants Sale and Art Exhibition 11th /12th September 2021
Thank you to all who worked so hard and to all those who turned out to support the event.
It was wonderful to socialise outside and to catch up over a cup of tea or coffee.
Gill did a great job selling bulbs and the children had a bric-a-brac stall and did a good job too.
The final total for the two days was a profit of £1,847 towards the upkeep of St Bart’s.
On Thursday 27th May, 10 Downing Street announced that the Venerable Julie Conalty, Archdeacon of Tonbridge, was appointed the next Bishop of Birkenhead and the Reverend Canon Sam Corley, Rector of Leeds Minster, was appointed the next Bishop of Stockport. The following morning at 9am, they were accompanied by the Right Reverend Mark Tanner, Bishop of Chester, Ian Bishop, Archdeacon of Macclesfield and others, to our own St Bart’s, described as a ‘Thriving Rural Church‘. Here they met with Rev. Anne, John Headon and David Barrett, churchwardens and members of the congregation involved in Messy Church, Cafe Church, the Service of the Word and the highly successful Plant Sale.
After an introduction from John on how the church had gone from closure to the present day, renovating and remodelling the building and providing new and different services, there were questions about how people had been encouraged to attend the services. There was broad recognition of the enthusiasm and community spirit alive in the church and village and the welcome all had received here. There were questions on how we had raised the £500,000 spent in the last 20 years, how we had changed perception that the church used old fashioned language and was only for a select group of people. Rachael Lewis told the group how she had come to attend Messy Church with her children and now helped lead the group, confident to do so with the help and support of other parents. Liz Davies said how welcome she had felt attending Cafe Church and how the sense of community and support effected her.
Over coffee and biscuits, the psalter of Bishops, (the name for such a group), mixed with the members of the congregation, asking them more questions and commenting on how inspired they all were. Jim, Head of Communications, further interviewed John and David on film. He asked in detail about the fund raising ideas we used and about how this had then moved on to promote the work of God in the community. The group moved on to their next visit to a nearby farm, thanking everyone for their contributions and Bishop Mark asked that he be invited back to experience a service at St Bart’s for himself.
Thank you to all those who turned up today at such short notice and to the whole village community, who have supported the church in so many ways over the last 20 years, ensuring it’s continued presence at the centre of the village.
Plant Sale May 2021
Thank you to the army of helpers and our many visitors to the Plant Sale and Art Exhibition over the Bank Holiday weekend.
In spite of the wet Monday afternoon, the event made £10,256 in total, which would not be possible without all that support.
We are so grateful.