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Morning Prayer


Morning Prayer will be said in

St David’s Wettenhall on Monday

St Mary’s Acton on Tuesday

St Oswald’s Worleston on Wednesday

St Bart’s Church Minshull on Thursday

St Mary’s Acton on Saturday

Communion will be celebrated on behalf of everyone, by the vicar, in a church in the group on Sundays.

There is no need for anyone to attend but a very small number can if the personal need is great.

Letter to Village from Buckingham palace Representative

“Minshull Through Time” MAD group play

The MAD Group presents
27th-28th March 2020 7:30pm at St. Bart’s Church
A full costume play charting the village history over the centuries.
Tickets £12.50, Children under 15 £8, available from John on 01270 522353.
Price includes interval wine or juice and nibbles.

Church Temporarily closed for remodelling. 5th Jan 2020

5th January 2020

St Bart’s is closed for remodelling.

All services normally held in the church will be in the Village Hall.


Re-opening approximately end of Feb to Middle of March 2020.

Carols and Readings with Sound & Light. Christmas Eve Service 24th Dec. 2019.

Carols and Readings with Sound & Light. Christmas Eve Service 24th Dec. 2019.

The church was full to bursting on Christmas Eve for our annual carol service, with Ruth Edge playing the organ and the Weaver Quintet accompanying her. As the readings by villagers and members of the congregation were heard, interspersed with favourite carols, the lighting effects changed with colours, sparkles and stars. Videos of the Annunciation and Star of Bethlehem appeared and the quintet played a Selection of Old Carols by Gustav Holst. The Rev. Anne led prayers and gave the final Christmas Blessing before the service ended with Images of Christ on the big screen, extra lighting effects and ‘Who wants to Live Forever’ sung by Collabro. Thank you to all who came, from both near and far, to join us in our celebration of the Birth of Christ.

Messy Nativity – 22nd Dec. 2019.

We had a great crowd for our Messy Nativity play with most of the children choosing to take part and dressing up. We lit the fourth candle in our advent crown and we were pleased to welcome visitors from far and near. Four legged “Alfie” came with his special jumper on and was the centre of attention for patting. Afterwards came refreshments and games, pinning the nose on Rudolf and passing the parcel where everyone won an activity book for Christmas. Merry Christmas to all our friends, we hope you have a lovely time and especially remember those who have moved away from the village in the past year and can no longer be with us.

Christmas Flower Arranging and Wreath Making Day – 18th Dec. 2019.

The ladies seemed to enjoy themselves and all went home with door wreaths and table arrangements.

Rachael, Jane and Elizabeth even found time to make a garland of ribbons, there are some creative ladies in the village!

They enjoyed a delicious lunch of soup and bread and of course plenty of mince pies.

The group raised £110 towards church funds!


Carols round the Tree – 12th Dec. 2019.

It was a great crowd that turned up for our annual Carols round the Tree gathering this year, but after a day of rain, we stayed inside to avoid the soggy churchyard. The TCTC Group Band did is proud as they went through a repertoire of carols in three sections, with mulled wine, glasses of wine, orange juice, Christmas cake, sweets, mince pies, crisps and snacks, available in every break. John told a story of a remembered Christmas from a young girls life and the Rev. Anne gave a ‘Thank You’ speech at the end and wished everyone a Merry Christmas.
Thank you to all who helped and attended this free evening, held to say thank you from the church, for the help and support of everyone throughout the year.

Your Christmas Wishes 2019


Christmas Fair – 30th Nov. 2019

On a cold and frosty day, but blessed by wonderful sunshine, St Bart’s held their annual Christmas Fair. This year, it was opened by Marion, with the help of Alfie and it was soon off to a roaring start. Crafts, books, bric-a-brac, the tombola and refreshments were joined by the children of Messy Church, who were face painting and doing transfers. At the close, the fair had raised £460 for the church. This will go towards paying for the brass band, mulled wine and mince pies at the Carols Round the Tree night, at 7:30pm on the 12th December, which is free to all who attend.
Thank you to all our helpers and supporters.