St Bartholomew's today - Worship is at the heart of our life as the people of God in Whittingham. At the centre of all that we do and are, is the Eucharist, also called the Mass or Holy Communion. Jesus instructed his disciples to celebrate this meal in remembrance of Hym and we seek to do this week by week. Iin the Eucharist we encounter Christ and the transforming power of His love.
8.30am Holy Communion on the Second Sunday of each month: This service with a short homily follows the pattern of the Book of Common Prayer.
10.00am Parish Eucharist on the Second and Fourth Sundays: This is our principal gathering and includes a sermon, music and refreshments after the service. We hear readings from Scripture and share Holy Communion together. All welcome.
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
Every year, St Bartholomew’s welcomes families who would like to have their children baptised (Christened) or a Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child for them.
We also welcome many couples who would like to be married in the church, receive a blessing upon their marriage, or renew their vows with us.
Anyone who lives in or is connected with the parish may be entitled to have their funeral service in Church prior to burial or cremation. A Church of England funeral service can be made as personal and unique as you wish. The service usually follows a general structure, with the order of service including organ music, hymns/songs, readings, and prayers. In addition, the service may include a eulogy written and delivered by a family member or close friend. Special requests such as the deceased’s favourite music and flowers are customary at Christian funerals.
For information and bookings for baptisms, weddings and funerals in any of our three churches, please contact the Churchwarden.