Services at St Bertoline's

OUR SUNDAY SERVICE is at 10.30am each week. The service is either Sung Eucharist, (Book of Common Prayer or Common Worship), Family Communion, or Choral Mattins. Occasionally there is Choral Evensong at 6.30pm.

SPECIAL SERVICES are held during the year - Toy Offering Service; Christmas Carol Service; Christingle and Midnight Eucharist on Christmas Eve; Christmas Day Eucharist; Ash Wednesday; Maundy Thursday; Good Friday; Easter Vigil; Ascension Day; Harvest Festival and All Souls.

HOLY BAPTISMS may be held on a Sunday afternoon or occasionally at a Baptism Eucharist at the Sunday morning service. Please contact the clergy to arrange for Holy Baptism.

FUNERALS for parishioners and those with connections within the parish, may be held in church, followed by burial in the Churchyard or cremation. If required, the clergy are happy to conduct the full service at a local crematorium. Arrangements for funerals may be made directly with the clergy, or with a local funeral director (see Links page), who will then consult the clergy to arrange a visit to the family as soon as possible to discuss the service and music.

MEMORIALS. Stones or cremation tablets may be placed in the Churchyard, or an additional inscription on an existing family gravestone. The Stonemason will apply to the clergy, to ensure that materials, design and wording of memorials conform to diocesan churchyard regulations. It is strongly advised that at least six months should elapse after a burial before a memorial is placed on a grave to allow for settlement of the ground.

For further information about current services see below. Other Church/Parish events are described in the Parish News pages.


We now have available gluten free wafers available at Holy Communion.

If this would be a help for you, please let the clergy know before the service.

Canon Darrel Speedy and Reverend Angela Speedy may be contacted on 01270 877112 or darrelpeedy735@gmail.com

CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY 2018

  1. SUNDAY THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST

IN THE TEMPLE

10.30am Sung Eucharist (CW)

followed by Parish Lunch in the Village Hall

  1. SUNDAY SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

10.30am Sung Communion

  1. Tuesday Shrove Tuesday

7pm Pancake Supper and Quiz in Village Hall

Tickets £4

  1. Wednesday ASH WEDNESDAY

11.30am Ash Wednesday Eucharist

  1. SUNDAY FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

10.30am Sung Eucharist (BCP)

  1. SUNDAY SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

10.30am Mattins

4pm Holy Communion

Please note that the Ash Wednesday Eucharist is at 11.30am, not in the evening.

Another change: The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held within the morning service on Sunday, April 8th.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2018

FRIDAY 2nd MARCH
at ST BERTOLINES CHURCH BARTHOMLEY

The interdenominational movement of the Women’s World Day of Prayer invites everyone to attend one of over 5,000 services being held on Friday 2nd March with the title ““We will join an estimated 3 million people around the world that day in a service which has been written this year by the women of Suriname in South America.

Starting in Samoa as the sun rises, and ending as the sun sets off the coast of American Samoa, the service will have been translated into more than 95 languages and 1000 dialects as we are reminded that we have responsibilities in caring for this wonderful world we live in. With its vast rainforest and wealth of resources, Suriname asks us to pray for conservation and the protection of wildlife, through an awareness of pollution, misuse and abuse, as well as for the situation in Suriname and concerns for the future.

All are welcome to come and join us for the local service to be held at 2.00pm in St Bertolines Church Barthomley on Friday 2nd March.


ORGANISATIONS

Choir Practice

Tuesdays 18:30pm ( in Church )

Director of Music: Gill Thorley (878293)

Barthomley W.I.

lst Tuesday in the month. 7pm Village Hall

President Beverley Newton (07912 213426)

Bell-ringing Practice

Wednesdays 19.30—9.00 Contact: Steve Hawthorn (07951470123)