Happy Advent!

If you haven’t already picked up your copy of our Advent Devotional, there are still a few left at church…you’ll just need to catch up a few days. There’s even a Spotify playlist to go with it

As the Omicron variant of Covid spreads, and restrictions tighten, we ask that you be extra vigilant at our church events. Please maintain social distancing and wear a face mask when moving around the buildings. You may also want to wrap up warm for church as we’re trying to keep our building well ventilated.

Sunday Services

We’ll be collecting new, unwrapped toys for ‘Secret Santa’ on Sunday morning.

9.30am – St. Bartholomew’s Toy Service with videos fro m Years 3&4 (also on Zoom)

11.15am – Church of the Saviour Toy Service

7pm – Sunday@7 at St. Bartholomew’s and Zoom

The Zoom code for our Sunday services is below:


Meeting ID: 347 838 844


Friday Live! continues at Church of the Saviour 6.30-7.30pm and will finish for Christmas with a Crib Service on the Friday 11th Dec.

Church of the Saviour Christmas Coffee Morning

10am-12pm Saturday 4th December

Kids games, stalls, and a chance to enjoy a drink and some biscuits with others. We’ll be in the Church of the Saviour Hall. Please join us…and invite your friends!

St. Bartholomew’s Christmas Fair

12-3pm Saturday 11th December

Flyer is attached. Tickets for the afternoon tea have nearly sold out…so get in touch fast if you’d like one! We’ll also have games, stalls and visit from Santa (but you’ll need to get there early.)

CAP Christmas Gifts

This Christmas we will be sending all of our CAP clients a gift bag containing a nice selection of chocolates, biscuits and toiletries. If you’d like to make a financial donation towards the cost of this please see Sheila or contact her at sheilafielding@capuk.org.

Steven Moore Concert 

At 7pm on Saturday 18th December, Steven Moore will be performing a percussion concert at St. Bartholomew’s. It’s free and will be followed by refreshments and a retiring collection. A third of all proceeds will be donated to the Blackburn Debt Centre. Flyer attached.

Nativity and Carol Services on Sunday 19th December

9.30am – St. Bartholomew’s Nativity

11.15am – Church of the Saviour Carol Service

7pm – St. Bartholomew’s Carol Service

Christmas Eve 5pm

All Age Crib Service at St. Bartholomew’s

Take some time in the chaos of Christmas to enjoy an interactive telling of the Christmas story for all the family.


And Mary said:

            “My soul glorifies the Lord

            and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.”

Luke 1:46-47

Over Advent we’ll be reflecting on Mary’s song, or the Magnificat as it’s sometimes known.

The first thing we see is that the run-up to Christmas is a time of praise. As the full weight of what God is doing through her hits Mary, she responds first and foremost by praising God.

How are you making time to praise the Lord this Advent? It might be helpful to list all the things you can praise God for!

In Christ,


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