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Sunday 9th February 2020 – 3rd Before Lent

Our Readings:

10.00am: 1st Reading: Isaiah 58: 1-9a (p.698)

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 2: 1-12 (p.163)

Gospel: Matthew 5: 13-20 (p.4)

5.30pm: Lesson 1: Amos 2: 4-end (p.865)

Lesson 2: Ephesians 4: 17-end (p.191)

Our Hymns:

10.00am: Please see separate sheet Communion Hymns: Please see separate sheet

5.30pm: 137, 466, 146

Living Faith Tuesdays at 7.30pm – 9.00pm. It will run for 8 weeks, with a break for half term. Further information is available from myself or Ben. Alison.

Deanery Synod - Monday 10th February at 7pm for 7.30pm at Compton Care, Compton Road. Our guest speaker for this meeting will be the Rev Elaine de Jonge, who will be talking about her ministry as Chaplain at Compton Care. Everyone is most welcome.

'Ritz' Style Afternoon Tea - Saturday 15th February

The next Afternoon Tea will be held on Saturday 15th February, 1.30pm - 4.00pm.

For £7.50 per head you will be served sandwiches, homemade cakes, tea or coffee. 

Come along with family and friends, or even to celebrate a special occasion and enjoy a great afternoon. As usual we ask that you book your place in advance.

To book, please contact either Margaret Mottram, Tel: 01902 343528, 07495159635, email: or Jill Fieldhouse  01902 620149 or 07710435572. 

Penn Climate Action meet on the third Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is on 20th February, at 7.30 pm in Springdale Methodist Church, Warstones Road, Penn. We will be sharing our experiences of Solar energy, with a talk from Martin at Ace Solarenergy. We will also be discussing our Community tree planting day, and “Friends of...” groups. ALL WELCOME

Ash Wednesday Service – 26th February 7.30pm

Open the Book Training Day – Saturday 29th February: This is a wonderful way of introducing children to the stories of the Bible in a way that is fun-filled and really inspires their imagination. We are looking to put together a team to visit St Bart’s and Springdale Schools on a monthly basis. If you are interested please speak to Revd Ben and come along to the training day on Saturday 29th March at 10.00am – 4.00pm in the Oak Room.

Holy Spirit Day: The Alpha Course is running Holy Spirit Day. We would like to open it to everyone who can come. If you would like to come along and find out more about the Holy Spirit and have an opportunity to be filled with the Holy Spirit, please come on Saturday 29th February, 10.00am – 2.00pm in Church, free of charge, but please bring your own lunch.

Bach@Bart's: St Bart’s Organists Gary Cole and Paul Carr will perform 6 recitals on Sundays at 6:30pm, following the usual 5:30pm Choral Evensong, during Lent 2020. (1st March, 8th March, 15th March, 22nd March, 29th March and 5th April). Each recital will last around half an hour and will consist of a range of contrasting organ works by J.S. Bach. Come and hear the 1872 Walker organ as rebuilt by Nicholson’s in 1974 being put through its paces with Chorale Preludes, Trios, Toccatas, Preludes and Fugues. Admission is free.


LENT LUNCHES 2020 Saturdays at 12.30pm

29th February at Penn URC

7th March at Penn Christian Centre

14th March at St Bart's

28th March at Springdale

Come & share in worship, food and friendship.

Collection for charity

Friends of St Bart’s and St Anne’s

Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August

Two nights’ stay in the historical city of York departing from Church at 9.00am on Friday 31st July, with accommodation at the Ibis Hotel and a full English breakfast included. We will depart from York on Sunday 2nd August at 6.00pm.

Explore this fascinating city at your leisure with an open invitation to join us in the stunning York Minster where our fabulous Choir will be performing.

If you are interested in a lovely weekend in York, please add your name to the list on the notice board by the Oak Room.

The cost will be £200 per person for those in a double room or £320 for a single room. A £50 deposit is required please to secure your place. The price includes return coach to York. Further details are available from Ben or the Parish Office on 01902 576809.

Please advise the Parish Office no later than 26th February if you intend to join us.

Plastic Bottles: We are appealing for your empty plastic drinks bottles with tops (large ones only eg. Pepsi or Kia-ora). Please leave at the back of Church and we will transform them into candle-holders for this year’s Carol Service.

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

Alice Corbett, Anthony Smith, Pauline Smith, Jean Griffiths, Val Beech, Dennis French,

Andrea Bradley, Sarah Bayliss, Thomas Griffiths, Richard Matherson, Brian Hopson,

Chris Finch, Deryk Vernon, Jane Green, Rita Marston, David Kingston.

Please Pray for: Those who have died:

Nicolas Summers, Dorien Russell, Pearl Kendrick, Ursula McInnes, Alphonso Mason.

What’s on this week?

Sunday 9th February


Holy Communion


Parish Communion with Worship Band


All-age Worship in St Anne’s



Monday 10th February


Morning Prayer


Coffee Morning (Oak Room)

Tuesday 11th February


Morning Prayer


Little Acorns (Oak Room)


Painting in Penn (Church Hall)


Living Faith (Lady Chapel)

Wednesday 12th February


Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)


Mothers’ Union Holy Communion (Oak Room)


Ashes Interment RIP Valerie Salt

(Penn Cemetery)


Painting in Penn (Oak Room)


Marriage Preparation (Church)


Bible Study group - 1 Samuel 11-17 (Parish Office)

Thursday 13th February


Morning Prayer


RIP Alphonso Mason (Church/Danescourt)


Butterflies’ Worship (Lady Chapel)


Alpha Course (Oak Room/Church)

Friday 14th February


Morning Prayer

Saturday 15th February


Morning Prayer


‘Ritz’ Style Afternoon Tea (Oak Room)


Holy Communion

Sunday 16th February


Holy Communion


Parish Communion


All-age Worship in St Anne’s



The Church will be floodlit on the evening of

Sunday 9th February

in loving memory of Bernard Hollington