Bart's Blog

Bart's Blog

# Bart's blog
Publish date Published on Friday, 6 March 2020 19:43
Bart's Blog

Sunday 8th March 2020 – Lent 2

Our Readings:

10.00am: 1st Reading: Genesis 12: 1-4a (p.10)

Epistle: Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17 (p.150)

Gospel: John 3: 1-7 (p.90)

5.30pm: Lesson 1: Numbers 21: 4-9 (p.145)

Lesson 2: Luke 14: 27-33 (p.74)

Our Hymns:

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

5.30pm: 74, 485, 55


LENT LUNCHES 2020 Saturdays at 12.30pm

14th March at St Bart's 28th March at Springdale

Come & share in worship, food and friendship. Collection for charity.

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.

The next ‘Prayers for Healing’ is on Monday 16th March at 7.30pm in the Parish Office. All are welcome. Marie

Electoral Roll – 2020 revision The church electoral roll is due to be revised during March and we want you to be on it. It’s not just a list of people who worship at St Barts & St Annes; it's a register of people who want to take an active part in the running of their church. So, before the AGM is held on April 26th, we want to give you all the chance to get onto the roll (if you’re not already), so you can take an active part in the discussions and decisions made about your church, with your money and on your behalf. Forms will be available from the 7th March either at the back or church, from the parish office or from Catherine Pugh the Electoral Roll officer. The roll will close on 31st March. Catherine Pugh Electoral Roll Officer

Dear Friends,

Much has been said recently about coronavirus.

The Diocese have advised us that about the importance of maintaining good hygiene including, for example, priests and servers washing their hands and using alcohol-based hand-sanitiser before Holy Communion.

Parishioners with coughs and sneezes should certainly be encouraged to receive Communion in one kind only and to refrain from handshaking during The Peace.

For the time being we are abolishing the practice of ‘intinction’ – when the consecrated bread is dipped into the wine - as this could represents an infection transmission route.

God bless,

Help required for the Good Friday Project and Open The Book We are looking for helpers for the Good Friday Project to share the Easter Message in a craft based activity day. If you are able to help, please contact Preb. Ben asap.

We are also looking for someone to help with Open The Book, a wonderful way to bring the bible alive to children in schools, one Monday per month. If you are ready, able and willing, please contact Preb. Ben asap.

Our Easter Services

5th April - Palm Sunday

10.00am Palm Sunday Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong with Bach @ Bart’s

9th April - Maundy Thursday

7.30pm Eucharist

8.30pm Passover Meal, Foot washing

& Vigil in the Oak Room at St Bart’s

10th April - Good Friday

11.00am – 2.00pm

Good Friday Project in the Church Hall

5.30pm Choral ‘Tenebrae style’

Good Friday Meditation

11th April - Holy Saturday

9.00am Meditations –

Cast your burden on the Lord’

12th April - Easter Sunday

6.00am Sunrise Communion on the green

Sunrise Breakfast

8.00am Holy Communion

10.00am Easter Family Eucharist

11.45am Family Communion at St. Anne’s

5.30pm Choral Evensong

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

Alice Corbett, Andrea Bradley, Sarah Bayliss, Thomas Griffiths, Beryl, Brian Hopson,

Chris Finch, Deryk Vernon, Jane Green, Rita Marston, David Kingston, Katrina Jones, Edith Jackson, Megan Rawlins, Jean Broach, Val Beech.

Please Pray for: Those who have died:

Dennis French, Bernard Webster, John Pritchard (Jack), Ged Shepherd, Patricia Price,

Joan Hollington.

What’s on this week?

Sunday 8th March


Holy Communion


Parish Communion and Parade Service with Worship Band


All-age Worship in St Anne’s




Bach @ Bart’s

Monday 9th March


Morning Prayer


Coffee Morning (Oak Room)


Bears & Prayers (Lady Chapel)


Start Course (Lady Chapel)

Tuesday 10th March


Morning Prayer


Little Acorns (Oak Room)


Painting in Penn (Church Hall)


Living Faith (Lady Chapel)

Wednesday 11th March


Mid-week Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)


Mothers’ Union Holy Communion (Oak Room)


Painting in Penn (Oak Room)


Bible Study Group – 1 Samuel 25 & 26, Psalms 56, 120, 140, 141, 142 (Parish Office)

Thursday 12th March


Morning Prayer


Butterflies’ Worship (Lady Chapel/Oak Room)


Alpha Course (Oak Room/Church)

Friday 13th March


Morning Prayer


Friday Night Youth Group (Church Hall)

Saturday 14th March


Morning Prayer


Lent Lunch (Oak Room)


Holy Communion

Sunday 15th March


Holy Communion


Parish Communion


All-age Worship in St Anne’s


Holy Baptism Service




Bach @ Bart’s