We are here to serve the combined Anglican churches and the wider communities of Corsham, Lacock, Bowden Hill, Neston and Gastard. Our main aim is to grow followers of Jesus Christ through three key areas of activity which build upon each other, and which encourage us to look up, in and out:
- Growing in God (or looking up). We will be committed to being disciples of Jesus through prayer, Bible study and an active Christian life.
- Growing in Love (or looking in). We will model Christian love towards each other, creating attractive and hospitable communities of faith where people feel at home.
- Growing Community (or looking out). We will engage with our communities, seeking to be a Christian influence and encouraging people to follow Jesus.
You can keep up-to-date with what’s happening in our monthly and weekly Newsletters, the Rector’s News, and joining in with our activities; we also offer a wide variety of services for all ages. We look forward to meeting you in person!
There a wide variety of external sources in our Useful Links area and in particular should you need help with your faith please see our Growing In Faith section.
We also have a wide selection of ministers and other laity who help keep our parishes running, refer to our contacts section for more information
Revd Dr Andrew Johnson
Priest in Charge (Team Rector)
Wednesday 21 Aug
10.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common [BCP]) at Corsham
Sunday 25 Aug – Trinity 10/Bartholomew the Apostle Readings:[St B] Isaiah 43:8-13; 1 Corinthians 4:9-15; Luke 22:24-30 Readings: [T10] Isaiah 58:9b-end; Hebrews 12:18-end; Luke 13:10-17
10.00am Holy Communion at Corsham, with Bishop Viv (Please note: there are no other services in our team that day)
Bold type denotes a change to normal service pattern
Access to St Bartholomew’s Church 22 Jul – 21 Sept. Major Roadworks at the Cross Keys traffic lights on the A4 just outside Corsham have closed Newlands Road, which is the usual first access route to the Town and Church from the Chippenham direction. To reach the church please travel further along the A4 (approx half mile) to the Hare & Hounds Public House and turn left at that mini roundabout, following signs to Town Centre and Corsham Court. [From Box direction turn right at Hare & Hounds]
Changes to service pattern at NESTON Starting in September there will be an additional service on the 2nd Sunday at Neston. This informal service for all the family will take place every second Sunday of the month at 9.00am, and consists of a short service in church followed by a light breakfast in the church vestibule, and the opportunity to contribute to the beginning of the 10.00am service in church, which is either Morning Worship or Holy Communion depending on the availability of clergy. This will run for a 6-moth trial period.
PILGRIM COURSE 2. Revd Victor will be leading a second course on the first Sunday of each month at 10am in St Bartholomew’s, Corsham, from Sept 19-Mar 20 (omitting Jan and Feb) based on the Beatitudes, the challenging collection of sayings by Jesus known as the Sermon on the Mount. Understanding the Beatitudes and trying to live them out, is one of the best ways of following God and living the Christian vision for the world. It is about living and travelling as pilgrims together every day.
Each time there will be a handout for you to take home with some questions you might like to explore. To go alongside this we will provide two groups in the week following the Sunday—one on Tuesday mornings and another on Thursday evenings in Church House – to meet with others who may like to discuss and explore further. For further information contact email@example.com.
The event will be officially started from St Bart’s at 10am by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire – Mrs Sarah Troughton. The St Bart’s Walking Group will be setting off soon afterwards for a short walk of around five miles, visiting St Aldhelm’s Church, St Philip and St James Church in Neston and Monk’s Chapel before returning to Corsham in good time for the Hobbies & Crafts Show and the Corsham Street Fair. Young Church groups will be walking around Corsham churches. Individual walkers and cyclists will also set off on their chosen routes around churches. You are most welcome to join any of these activities. If you wish to get involved in this event please ensure you are actively gaining sponsorship. If you are not riding or striding can you and your friends and neighbours please sponsor someone who is – half of the money raised will come back to our churches and is a welcome and fun way of raising funds.
Need a sponsor form? Click here: Ride&Stride Sponsor Form
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