What a fabulous Plant Sale 2018!
Three Blistering Hot and Sunny Days made our Best Plant & Art sale ever!!
Well done and thank you to the army of volunteers who helped with this year’s event.
Our event made a profit of £10,750!
It was lovely to also meet people from Cornwall, The United States, Canada, South Africa and Melbourne Australia.
It really does seem that the St. Bart’s Plant Sale & Art is becoming a truly Global Event.
John Turner enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of music entitled ‘A Serenade for Church Minshull’ in celebration of his and Margaret’s special anniversary. James Bowman CBE compèred and while John played the recorder, Richard Simpson played oboe, Robin Stephens, cello, Janet Simpson, harpsichord and mezzo-soprano, Margaret McDonald, sang. People had traveled from as far away as Cornwall to enjoy the music, which featured selections from Purcell, Handel, Britten, Steffani, Bononcini and some more unusual pieces from Marshall, Dickinson, Pehkonen, Walker, Ranki and Hope. The trio for the recorder, harpsichord and cello by Peter Dickinson was the first performance of this version anywhere, so was a special treat. John requested donations be made towards the church running costs and £400 was subsequently raised.
Thank you John and Margaret, for bringing such talent to our church and village and for the donations. May you continue to enjoy a long, happy and healthy life together.
The 9.30 Communion service was a joyous celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the meaning and hope that this brings. A congregation of 30 attended, including 4 children, which is the highest number for several years. The service was lead by our great friend, the Rev Rex Buckley, whom we welcomed as this was the first full service he has conducted after an illness that had lasted for the past 2 years. Other elements of the preparation and service were in safe hands and David Barrett stood in as acting warden and Cynthia Daniels carried out the Eucharistic duties, having not carried out this role since leaving Cyprus last year. Simon and Celia Reynolds also did a sterling job in their roles as sides-persons and it is great to know that when regular people are away for holidays, we have a good number of people who can take on their roles and do an excellent job. Well done to all and thanks for a great service.
Easter 2018 Flowers
Our thanks go to all those who have contributed to arranging flowers in St Bart’s for Easter.
Such a lovely selection of flowers and colours.
Messy Christingle January 2018
Today, St Bart’s welcomed Tom Connor and Jes Hinett for their New Year’s Eve wedding. Family and friends applauded as the couple took their vows under an arch of white flowers and then signed the registers. The couple smiled throughout the service taken by the Reverend Anne. The wedding party moved on to The Badger and then on to the village hall for the evening celebrations. We wish then a long, happy and healthy marriage together.
Pizza Movie Night 28th Dec 2017
Tonight we watched ‘Sing’ while eating pizza, snacks and chocolate bars, all washed down with orange juice. There were lots of sleeping bags, cushions and pillows brought to snuggle down with. We all thought it was a good film and afterwards there were £63 of donations made towards the Children’s Society.
Sound & Light Christmas Eve Carol Service 2017
A packed church congregation came once more to join in with the Christmas Eve Service. The Readings and Carols were interspersed with sound tracks and illuminated with special lighting effects. John, who had designed the effects, kept PJ and Bob at the controls, busy throughout but the Hallelujah Chorus was spectacular. Films clips from the ‘Life of Christ’ and ‘Birth of Jesus’ illustrated the Christmas Story and the finale of ‘Light of the World’ with pictures of Christ were particularly highlights. Our vicar led the prayers and the last two advent candles were lit by Sam and Ellie. It was lovely to see so many villagers in attendance and so many visitors joining them.
One of our parishioners wrote:
I’m writing to thank you and your team for a wonderful Carol concert. It was really magical and started Christmas beautifully. I loved the film clips relating to the readings. The man who took the part of Christ had a wonderful kind face. I loved that. Kindness is always beautiful.