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Publish date Published on Saturday, 23 November 2019 14:16
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Sunday 24th November 2019 - Christ the King

Our Readings:

10.00am:            1st Reading:  Jeremiah 23: 1-6 (p.736) 

                             Epistle:          Colossians 1: 11-20 (p.197)

                             Gospel:          Luke 23: 33-43 (p.85)

5.30pm:              Lesson 1:      1 Samuel 8: 4-20 (p.258)

                             Lesson 2:      John 18: 33-37 (p.110)    

Our Hymns:

10.00am:         551, 721, 144, 54              Communion Hymns:  67, 195                                                         

5.30pm:           271, 338, 443

Wednesday 27th November 7.30pm Hustings: All the prospective candidates are coming to St Bart's. Your chance to ask questions.

             DonationsThank you all so much for your donations which are always appreciated and much needed Special request for a fridge/freezer please. Always in demand are clothes (for all ages and sizes), household and kitchen items, towels and bedding, children's toys and books, toiletries and sanitary products.  If you are unable to drop your donation at church I am happy to arrange a time to collect it from you. Thank you for your ongoing support. Please contact Annette Souter on Tel: 07952 777998 or   Annette attends St Bart's Knit & Natter.


Compton Hospice Christmas Quiz - Number 30:      IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!!!

Norman Schofield's Annual Competition in aid of Compton Hospice. Please support the cause, and if you would, take a few copies for friends and colleagues.

Copies are available from Norman.


Police Community Support OfficersOver the next few months our local officers will be making appointments via the church office to meet all our hirers and church groups.

All groups will be notified of the date and time that the officers will be arriving to visit your group. They will visit Coffee Morning on Monday 25th November. This new initiative within PCSO is to get to know the local community better and support and address any issues that you may have. Next year we will be having an Open Day in the hall as a Community Support Day and will be advertised locally with PCSO.                                        Donna


Our bi-monthly newsletter is now underway; we are looking for new and exciting ideas for content. If you have any suggestions for news articles, features, or general information you'd like to see included please email them over to    The cut-off for our January edition is 9th December, but general ideas are welcome at any time.       Many thanks, Sarah. Newsletter editor.


The Prayers for Healing Group thanks everyone who has put prayer requests on the board at the back of church. We prayed for everyone last Monday. Please can you also post updates so we can give thanks and praise to God when people are healed.


Friends of St Bart's and St Anne'sWe now have packs of lovely Christmas cards available for you to purchase with all proceeds going towards the Friends of St Bart's and St Anne's who support our wonderful Choir and contribute directly to maintaining our magnificent Churches. The pack of 8 cards (2 copies of 4 different pictures) will cost £4. The packs can be obtained from Sue in the Parish Office 01902 576809, Revd Ben or Anne Edwards  (01902 337478). The cards are all festive photos from in and around St Bart's and have been taken by a member of our congregation.

St Bartholomew's School ApplicationsCould parents please give us a brief history of their worship at St Bart's, along with the Supplementary Information Form, so that we can accurately complete the form.  We check all of the applications carefully for accuracy.


Saturday 30th November 2019

Christmas is upon us once more and we would be grateful for any donations for this year's Christmas Fayre and we would like your help in making this year's event a great day for all.

As always, we rely on your support and generosity to provide items for the stalls:

Raffle Prizes;               Auction Items;                              Bric-a-Brac;                                 Male Gifts/items;                             Crafts;                                Cakes bought/made;                   Jewellery;                    Mince Pies/Christmas puds;         Bottled/Jar items;           Toiletries;                             Children's items/gifts;            Bottles/tins of alcohol;               Christmas gifts;           Tombola Prizes;                            Hamper gifts;                    Chocolate Santa/advent gifts;


Hamper gifts - Anything you feel that could contribute to a Hamper - for pets, baking, holidays, a film night, an evening pamper, Tea & cakes, toiletries, any contribution would be fantastic.

Thanks for your generous donations towards our Book Fair in June; we will not be requiring anymore books for our Christmas Fayre this year.

Any items can be brought to the Church Oakroom Foyer, and we would be grateful if they came in small boxes only so they are easier for us to carry. Thank you.

Any fresh cakes can be delivered from the Friday afternoon and placed in the Oakroom kitchen and also the Saturday morning before 10am, Thank you.

If you can volunteer to help set up on Friday 29th November from 4pm onwards in the Hall we would love to hear from you, or to help on a stall. Also we would be grateful for any support to clear away as soon as the Fayre has finished - Please contact Donna on 07546 527300.

If you would like to help in the Tearoom please call Margaret Mottram on 343528.

Thank you again for your continued support,   Donna Williams.

Come Sing Christmas!

Two Events... 


Scratch Choir Rehearsal 2.00pm. OR Concert 5.30pm

Come sing Christmas "Scratch choir". Join us 2pm for fun rehearsals and sing with us in all of the items for the Carol concert later that day. Gaudette, Shepherds' Farewell, Torches and more plus the singalong ones. 

"Scratch Choir" is a community choir that draws people from all backgrounds and walks of life. If you have an interest in singing and performing songs, (even if previously, only in the shower!), then come sing with Bart's bonanza of Christmas carols and songs. Music Provided. Any voice welcome, no prior experience needed. Tickets £6 in advance.  (raising funds for choir tour next year) 

Book your place now!


Come Sing Christmas - The Concert at 5.30pm Sit back and enjoy the Choir preform a mixture of old and new Christmas carols and songs, Plus some for you to sing too. 12 Days of Christmas, The Snowman, Once in Royal & many more. 

Tickets £3 available in advance or on the door. (funds towards Choir tour next year)


Tickets: Bart's Office, Penn, Wolverhampton, WV4 5JB

Tel: 01902 576809  or email -


Please Pray for: Those for whom extra prayer is needed:

Alice Corbett,  Pearl Kendrick,  Anthony Smith,  Pauline Smith,  Jean Griffiths,  Katrina Jones,  Joy Harvey,  Kenneth Jordan,  Dennis French,  David Kingston,  Andrea Bradley, 

Sarah  Bayliss, Thomas Griffiths,  Judith Moreton.

Please Pray for: Those who have died:

Margo Etchells, Terry Vicarstaff,  Joyce Wheatley,  Violet Stone,  Rosemary Stevens, 

Anne Riley,  June Rudler,  Ian Abrahams.


What's on this week?

Sunday 24th  November


Holy Communion


Parish Communion


All-age Worship in St Anne's




Monday 25th November



Morning Prayer


Coffee Morning (Oak Room)


RIP Anne Brown Riley (Bushbury West Chapel)


Start Course (Lady Chapel)


Tuesday 26th November


Morning Prayer


Little Acorns (Oak Room)


Painting in Penn (Church Hall)


RIP Violet Stone (Gornal Wood)


Wednesday 27th November


Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)


Painting in Penn (Oak Room)


Bible Study Group  (Parish Office)

Deuteronomy 29-34 & Psalm 91


Hustings: All the prospective candidates are coming to St Bart's. Your chance to ask questions.


Thursday 28th November


Morning Prayer


Butterflies' Worship (Lady Chapel/Oak Room)


Friday 29th November


Morning Prayer


Saturday 30th November


Morning Prayer


Christmas Fayre


Holy Communion


Sunday 1st December


Holy Communion


Parish Communion 


All-age Worship in St Anne's


Holy Baptism Service


Advent Carol Service