Welcome to St. Bertoline's, Barthomley, Cheshire

Why we're here today -

That the community 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".


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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”. November 9th 2018 The Rectory Barthomley My dear Friends, Happy New Year (no 1) ! Advent Sunday, the start of another year in the life of the Christian Church. We move on from the long season of contemplation to a new beginning as we follow through the preparation for Christ’s coming, from the time of the ancient patriarchs of Israel, the teaching of the prophets – both warning and encouraging, the ministry of John the Baptist to the fulfilment of God’s promise in the sending of his Son, the Messiah with the unique role of the Virgin Mary. So to the first great celebration of the Christian Year – Christmas!! Our prayer for Christmas Day sums up what it is all about: “Almighty God, you have given us your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin: grant that we who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit.” Not surprising that for this great occasion in human history we should be going out of our way to make everything ready to celebrate with joy among family, friends and strangers. Parties, presents and special meals, sure, but we also need to get ready by thinking of the importance of what we celebrate, the birth of God’s Son to restore the human race to our intended place in God’s kingdom. Through January we follow the early episodes of Jesus’s life: much of it completely usual for a Jewish child of that time, but other unique happenings as well – the visit of the eastern wise men, the perilous flight into Egypt to save the child’s life. Then we are with Jesus and his parents in the Temple at Jerusalem where the old man Simeon, who has spent years waiting for the coming of the Messiah, acknowledges that this child is the fulfilment of God’s promise that he would not die before he had seen the Messiah. May we all rejoice once again at the coming of God’s Son, Jesus.

You will see from the calendar that the Eucharist on Christmas Eve begins at 8pm. Two particular reasons for this : the first, that we have no organist for a midnight service. Secondly, many of us are not keen to be out so late on a dark and cold winter’s night.

To all, a joyful Christmas and a happy New Year (No 2) Darrel and Angela Speedy

2 SUNDAY ADVENT SUNDAY

10.30am Sung Eucharist (CW)

9 SUNDAY SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

10.30am Sung Eucharist (CW)

12 Wednesday Meet at White Lion 6.30pm for Balterley Carol Singing

13 Thursday Meet at White Lion 6.30pm for Barthomley Carol Singing

16 SUNDAY THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

10.30am Sung Eucharist (BCP)

6.30pm NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

23 SUNDAY FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

10.30am Sung Eucharist (CW)

24 Monday CHRISTMAS EVE

4pm Christingle and Nativity

8pm CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST

25 Tuesday CHRISTMAS DAY

10.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

29 Saturday 12noon Marriage: Joshua Brehaut and Gemma Norton

30 SUNDAY FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS

10.30am Baptism Eucharist : Eleanor Chatterton

CHURCH CALENDAR FOR January 2019

6 SUNDAY THE EPIPHANY

10.30am Sung Eucharist (CW)

13 SUNDAY THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST

10.30am Sung Holy Communion (Blue Card)

16 Wednesday Parochial Church Council 7.30pm Village Hall

20 SUNDAY THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

10.30am Sung Eucharist (BCP)

27 SUNDAY FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

10.30am Mattins

4pm Holy Communion

Parish News/ Darrel /Calendar : 20th December 2018
2016 Accounts & Music Director's report 27 March 2017
Annual Vestry Meeting 2017, Annual PCC Meeting 2017 23rd June 20177