Easter 2015 and the Flood

On Palm Sunday, we joined Stones Methodists for Communion before processing down the hill (in the rain) behind the cross, to finish the service at St Bart’s.  A well-attended workshop for local school  children took place on Good Friday in the community centre and church was busy on Easter Sunday with many visitors.  The 100 club was drawn and the results were: 1. 34  S Spencer. 2. 22 J Hotson, 3. 8 J Wood. We are getting used to the extra space now that the reordering of the west end of church has begun and some pews have been removed.  In … Read more…

Autumn 2014

The results of the 100 club draw are as follows:   September 1st N Butler (40) 2nd I Teasdale (37) 3rd I Pratt (17) October  1st K Clayton (61) 2nd N Green (12) 3rd R Pettitt (50)   Early September brought a beautiful day for Rushbearing.   All went to plan and the church grounds were packed with visitors, dancers, musicians and, inevitably, the church fund-raising team – £1000 was raised for general funds.  Our thanks go to all who visited us and to those who helped in any way to make the day the success it was.   The … Read more…

June 2013

It has been announced in all the churches in the Benefice that our Vicar, Rev Chris Wray, is to retire at the end of August with his last service being the Benefice Service on 25 August.  We wish him well as he prepares for his retirement and for his new life in Barkisland.  We can’t say at this stage how long it will be until a new Vicar is appointed.  There will be more on the Interregnum shortly. The results of this month’s 100 Club are: £100 Kathleen Mazey (33), £50 Stuart Phillips (1), £25 David Ashton (21).  Kathleen is … Read more…

April 2013

100 Club   The winners from the April draw were: 1st Prize £100 – June Wood no. 8 2nd Prize £50 – Wilf Jones no. 14 3rd Prize £25 – Kathleen Mazey no. 32   There are currently 76 members of the 100 Club.  The proceeds will be used to maintain and improve the Church and the Community Centre, so by joining you will be helping to safeguard not only the Church but facilities for the community groups who regularly use the Centre.   There are application forms at the back of St Bart’s or you can email your address to: … Read more…

March

The second draw of the 100 Club was made today.  Congratulations to the 3 winners: £100 – Sophie Mugglestone (39); £50 – John W Teasdale (23); £25 – Jean Moodie (28)

January 2013

After another busy year of fund-raising and social events at St Bart’s in 2012, culminating in the successful 3rd winter market on 8 December, the year has got off to a delayed start due to snow.  Last Saturday, 19 January, we reluctantly postponed the Epiphany Supper due to the weather.  It will now be held on 9 February. The 100 Club now has nearly 70 members so the first draw can be made in February, once all the standing orders and cheques have been processed.  New members are still welcome – the idea is to have 100 members but the … Read more…

Heritage Sunday – 9 September 2012

32 adults and 6 children visited the church between 11.30 am and 5 .0 pm   We had visitors from the locality but also visitors from Lytham St Annes, Oldham and Surrey. Visits to the bell tower were very popular and we heard the bells ringing all afternoon. Tea, coffee and home made cakes were served. For the first time we had a Time Line telling us about the local history down one side of the church. Old photographs and documents were on display.

Easter 2012

On Good Friday a children’s workshop was held in the community centre.  About twenty children enjoyed a morning of colouring, sticking, biscuit decorating etc. and also created an Easter Garden for church.