St. Bart’s Christmas Tree festival

Our tree festival opens on Fri 6 Dec at 5pm (before the Corsham lights switch on) until 7pm.  it will then be open during daylight hours up to and including Saturday 14 Dec.  It’s final opening day will Sunday 15 Dec (from 1200-1600 to allow for morning and evening services).  This year’s theme is “The wonder of Christmas”; 35 trees from local businesses and organisations are expected.  Entry is FREE.

Access to the church by road will be restricted from 3pm – 8pm on Fri 6 Dec as Church Street will be closed because of the Town lights switch on but the car parks, a few minutes walk away, are offering free parking all day.  On other days parking is available in Church Square outside the church.

 

SERVICES 9-25 DEC 19

Wednesday 11 Dec
10.00am      Holy Communion (Book of Common [BCP]) at Corsham                               

Sunday 15 Dec 2019 – Advent 3                                                                                                      Readings:  Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

  • 8.00am     Holy Communion at Corsham
  • 9.00am     Holy Communion at Bowden Hill
  • 10.00am   Holy Communion Corsham 
  • 4.00pm    Christingle Service  at Corsham and Lacock
  • 6.00pm    Carols at Gastard and Neston

Wednesday 18 Dec
10.00am      Holy Communion (Book of Common [BCP]) at Corsham   

Sunday 22 Dec 2019 – Advent 4                                                                                       

  • 8.00am     Holy Communion at Corsham
  • 10.00am   Team Holy Communion Corsham 
  • 4.00pm     Carols at Lacock
  • 6.00pm     Carols at Corsham

Monday 23 Dec
7.00pm     Carols at Lacock

Tuesday 24 Dec – Christmas Eve

  • 4.00pm     The Great Big Nativity play at Corsham, Lacock and Neston;                                                       Crib service at Gastard
  • 11.00pm    Holy Communion at Lacock
  • 11.15pm    Holy Communion at Gastard
  • 11.30pm    Holy Communion at Corsham 

Wednesday 25 Dec 2019 – Christmas Day                                                           

  • 9.00am     Holy Communion at Corsham and Bowden Hill
  • 10.00am   Family Communion at Neston
  • 10.15am   Family Service at Corsham
  • 10.30am   Family Communion at Lacock

 

Bold type denotes a change to normal service pattern

Special Service this Sunday: At Corsham on 8 Dec there is a time to sing carols, without the usual format with readings, to get us in the mood for Christmas. Mulled wine is also available to aid the singing!

CHRISTMAS SERVICES.  Full details can be found on our calendar (see Side bar) You can also find more details at: www.achurchnearyou.com/.  For Corsham’s services you view or download our Christmas Flyer (in .pdf format) using this link: StBartsChristmasFlyer2019.   

PILGRIM COURSE 2.  Revd Victor has been presenting our second course on the first Sunday of each month at the Corsham 10am Holy Communion service based on the Beatitudes, the challenging collection of sayings by Jesus known as the Sermon on the Mount. The next session will be this Sunday 2 February 2020 when we will look at “Living as Peacemakers”.

Each time there will be a handout  to take home with some questions you might like to explore. To go alongside the handout two groups will be run in the week following the Sunday—one on Tuesday mornings at 1a Grove road at 10.30am and another on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in Church House – to meet with others who may like to discuss and explore further.  For further information contact admin@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk.

Changes to service pattern at NESTON.   From September 2019 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.

Quick Reaction Code

We have recently introduced a QR (Quick Reaction) code for those who wish to donate to St Bart’s but either are not physically in the building or have no cash on them if they are!  Just scan the code below with your smart phone camera or QR app and you will be directed to our giving page.  You can select a pre-paid amount or specify your own.  All donations can be gift aided.

We thank you very much for your generosity if you do donate and we promise to use your gift wisely.

Scan with camera to donate to St Bart’s

RIDE&STRIDE 2019

A huge “thank you” to the Riders & Striders (walkers, cyclist and horses) and all supporters for an outstanding contribution last Saturday, 14 Sept.. Everyone entered into the spirit of the event with typical St Bart’s and Church Team purposefulness and enjoyed themselves. It was lovely to see the Young Church joining in and brightening up the start and achieving so much. Individual and group commitment was also impressive. The party atmosphere was tangible and the bells and airhorn were appreciated. All of this in the wider context of the exhibitions in church made for a great day.

£851 was raised at St Bart’s, of which half is returned to the church, which was the second highest amount in the event and the church received a further £100 prize.

For pictures click here: RIDE AND STRIDE 2019