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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.

Messy Crafts at St Bart’s, 23rd Nov. 2019

Children flocked to church this morning to spend time preparing for Christmas doing all kinds of crafts.

There was writing to Santa, making clay or wooden tree decorations, nativities to make, figures to dress, fir cones to decorate and cards to make.

Refreshments were provided, including juice, ice creams, cake and biscuits and as the music played there was great activity at every table.

Well done to the Messy Church team who provided all the materials and organised a great, fun event.

From Liz Boote, 23rd Nov 2019

Hi all,

It was fun this morning! Thanks to you all for your invaluable help. If I’m not mistaken it was our best turnout yet with 26 kids (at last count). I counted 50 people in total. It was certainly cozy 🙂

There’s also been some super feedback with comments like “I haven’t been in this church before, isn’t it beautiful!”, “The kids have had a fantastic time, please let me know about future messy church sessions” and “Even my ‘too cool for school’ son had a great time”.

So all positive! And thankfully I didn’t lose any kids during the reindeer hunt – phew! 😉

Thanks again,

Christmas Craft Morning Info. 23rd November 2019


Fellowship afternoon Tea 27/11/2019 2pm

Fellowship afternoon Tea 27/11/2019 2pm

Everybody is invited to our next Afternoon tea at 6, Village Farm, Church Minshull on 27th November at 2pm. Phone 01270-522-353 for further details

Remembrance Service 10/11/2019.

The bells rang out on a beautiful, sunny Remembrance Sunday and a large number of Church Minshull people and friends gathered at St Bart’s to remember all those who had fought in recent conflicts. Dave Barrett and John Headon took the service,Tim Hough read the list of ‘the fallen’, Simon Reynolds read the lesson and Audrey Colquhoun played the organ. As the Chimes of Big Ben rang out at 11 o’clock, all stood to observe the two minutes silence that ended with ‘The Last Post’. Wreaths were laid at the village memorials to both World Wars by the church, parish council, Village Events Group, village hall, The Badger Inn, the children of Messy and Cafe Church, the Sports and Social Club. Prayers were said for peace and for our armed service personnel still in danger today. PJ Jones was in charge of the lighting and sound throughout the service and refreshments followed. Thank you to all who took part and attended this very special service.

Christmas Card Invite. 2019

Remembrance Service Info 10/11/19


Remembrance 10:50am 10th November 


Refreshments to follow after the service.



Christmas Fair Information. 30th November 2019 2pm

Christmas Fair 30th November 2019

Doors open at 2pm


The Stalls include:-

Bric-a-brac, Tombola, Crafts, Book Stall and Refreshments.

Pews Latest – 24th Oct. 2019

We are delighted to say that, after 8 years of preparation, form filling and testing, we have finally got all permissions necessary for the church interior work to go ahead. The Chancellor asked all interested parties for their final comments and received favourable responses from our own village residents, Cheshire East, Historic England, The Diocesan Advisory Council and the National Churches Trust. Only the Georgian Society resisted any change, but the Chancellor decided, in his final ruling, that to keep the church pews in their present format was compromising the work of the church and thus endangering it’s sustainability into the future.
Work will begin early in the New Year, once we have arranged dates with the two contractors and this will possibly mean the closing of the church for about 4 weeks and services moving into the village hall. We will keep everyone informed via the notice board, Insight magazine and the village and church websites.