Welcome to St. Bertoline's, Barthomley, Cheshire


GOOD NEWS! Subject to all legal formalities being fulfilled, we are delighted to announce that Reverend Peter Ennion is to be the new Priest-in-Charge at St. Bertoline's Church, Barthomley.

We look forward to welcoming Peter, his wife Christine, and their son Peter, to our church and to The Rectory in the near future.

Please note that this good news does not mean that the church has reopened for services. That is a treat still to come.

Christine Bailey - Churchwarden


On behalf of the Church Officers, we wish to communicate the following important information:

  • Following guidance from the Government around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice to the effect that public worship is suspended until further notice, meaning that our Sunday services in Church will not be taking place for some time.
  • In line with latest Government strictures, the Churchwarden has taken the decision to re-open St Bertoline's Church for private prayer only. The church will be open daily between 10.30 and 4pm.
  • The Diocese of Chester has produced a document detailing the measures churches have to adhere to in re-opening for private prayer: https://www.chester.anglican.org/news/reopening-of-buildings-for-public-worship.php
  • In relation to the specific measures that St. Bertoline's has taken, please contact the Churchwarden, Mrs Christine Bailey on 01270 873253 for more information.
  • All Church Social Events remain postponed for the foreseeable future.

The latest Church of England guidance can be viewed here: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

Missing regular church services? The Church of England is offering online services during the current pandemic: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

The Rural Dean of Congleton's services can be viewed here: https://allsaintschurchlawton.co.uk/

St Bertoline’s – Why we’re here.

That the community we serve may know that St Bertoline’s is here to profess the faith, to celebrate it in worship and prayer, and to share it in fellowship, so that we may say, “We would see Jesus”.

Website updated: 2nd July 2020