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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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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”. The Rectory September 22nd 2018 Barthomley

My dear Friends, Most of you have probably heard by now that our lead stealing visitors have been back, after eight years, to strip our N. Aisle and Choir Vestry roof of its covering. Last time they went away with a quarter of it, but this time they were much greedier and have taken it all. Of course, we are insured. There has been so much lead stealing from churches in this century that insurance companies have insisted on a maximum to their liability – that is £7500 if, and only if, the church roof has been treated with ‘Smartwater’ which encodes the metal with irremovable identification. Fortunately this had been done after the last attack in 2008. The Diocesan Chancellor has granted permission for the replacement metal to be stainless steel rather than lead as before. The new material is only a little less expensive , but it does have the great advantages that it is very difficult to remove clandestinely and has no scrap value – so why steel it?! I’m told it can be very noisy in a hail storm! The robbery was discovered on Saturday 1st September. Luckily it was a dry weekend – or almost, just a little drizzle through Sunday night, and a little more so on the Monday morning. By lunchtime on the 3rd all was covered in plastic. So the possible disaster of water damage was avoided. Progress towards repair is moving quite quickly. The change of material hurdle has been half overcome as far as the church authorities are concerned. We may have to get approval from Cheshire East as well. We have also now received the necessary three tenders from roofing contractors. That is not good news, to say the least. The cost with fees and VAT is not a lot under £30,000. The VAT, about £4750, we should be able to recover. That still leaves £23-24000. Another £7500 insurance cover will make our bill somewhere near £16-17000. There’s always a brighter side. One stalwart parishioner, having heard of the robbery, turned up at the Rectory with an enormously heavy bag. It contained his copper and small silver change that had accrued over the years. ‘Here’a start.’ A few hours adding up and bagging the spoils, showed that there £104.11. 1p x 3500, 2p x 1750!! Thank you very much indeed. Best wishes, Darrel Speedy

CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER 2018

6 Saturday Harvest Supper 7 for 7.30pm in the

Village Hall

7 SUNDAY NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

10.30am Sung Eucharist (CW)

9 Tuesday Deanery Synod at St Mary’s, Sandbach 7.30pm

14 SUNDAY TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

10.30am Sung Communion

21 SUNDAY TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

10.30am Sung Eucharist (BCP)

22 Monday Induction at St Oswald’s, Brereton

25 Thursday Induction at St Mary’s, Alsager

27 Saturday Cheese and Wine in the Village Hall

28 SUNDAY SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, Apostles

10.30am Sung Eucharist (CW)

CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER 2018

6 Saturday Harvest Supper 7 for 7.30pm in the

Village Hall

7 SUNDAY NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

10.30am Sung Eucharist (CW)

9 Tuesday Deanery Synod at St Mary’s, Sandbach 7.30pm

14 SUNDAY TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

10.30am Sung Communion

21 SUNDAY TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

10.30am Sung Eucharist (BCP)

22 Monday Induction at St Oswald’s, Brereton

25 Thursday Induction at St Mary’s, Alsager

27 Saturday Cheese and Wine in the Village Hall

28 SUNDAY SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, Apostles

10.30am Sung Eucharist (CW)

Latest updates

Parish News/ Darrel /Calendar : 6th October 2018
2016 Accounts & Music Director's report 27 March 2017
Annual Vestry Meeting 2017, Annual PCC Meeting 2017 23rd June 20177