Red Bandits is an all singing, dancing, & strumming Uke Party Band playing rock and roll, pop & funk guaranteed to get you moving and smiling  Tickets priced £5 are available from L’nora (Church Warden) or the Corsham Bookshop. There will be refreshments of wine/soft drinks available to purchase during the interval. All proceeds to St Bartholomew’s Church – please support the concert and boost our much needed funds.

SERVICES 9-15 Sep 2019

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

Sunday 22 September 2019  – Trinity 14/Harvest                                                                                     Readings: [T14] Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13                                                              [Harvest]  Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6:25-35

  • 8.00am     Holy Communion at Corsham
  • 10.00am   Harvest Family Service at Corsham
  • 10.30am   Holy Communion at Lacock, Harvest Service at Neston
  • 6.00pm     Harvest Evensong at Gastard, Holy Communion with Healing Ministry at Corsham

Bold type denotes a change to normal service pattern

HARVEST SERVICES  Additional Harvest Services within our team will be:

  • Lacock – 29 Sep at 10.30am
  • Bowden Hill – 29 Sep at 6.30pm

PILGRIM COURSE 2.  Revd Victor started our second course on 1st Sunday in September at Corsham and the course will continue on the first Sunday of each month at the Corsham 10am Holy Communion service, from Sept 19-Mar 20 (omitting Dec and Jan) based on the Beatitudes, the challenging collection of sayings by Jesus known as the Sermon on the Mount. The next session (Sunday 6 Oct) will look at “Living for what is right”.

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.

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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.


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.

More pictures to follow – watch this post for details.


The DEANERY CE Academy

Lin Culling, one of the team’s Licensed Lay Ministers, has been appointed Principle of the new Deanery CE Academy in Swindon. Although the academy won’t open its doors to students until September 2019 Lin has been really busy since her appointment in December 2016. But what does a Principle with no students actually do? To find out and to see more about the Deanery in words and pictures visit the website at