St Bartholomew's, Shapwick
People have been worshipping in this beautiful place for over a thousand years. The church dates back to the 13th-century. There is a real feeling of tranquility and spirituality here. In the beautiful village of Shapwick, with its thatched cottages and quiet lanes, and on the banks of the Stour, St Bartholomew's church is a gem. It is a great setting for weddings and concerts (best in the summer though!) Do visit and experience the peace and spiritual refreshment which St Bartholomew's church can bestow.
On the third Saturday morning of every month the local Russian community come here to worship.
SUNDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
I hope you are keeping well and safe at this time. I know we are all aware of how much we need to be careful at the moment, so as to look after and protect each other and our communities.
It is a privilege that we can still meet as a church. I'm grateful to everyone who has helped set up our churches so it is safe to do so.
Sunday 20th September
Tomorrow there is a 9.15am Harvest Celebration in Shapwick - if it is dry it will be outside in the glorious setting of the churchyard, by the river Stour. There will also be a 9.15am Family Service at St Stephen's, Kingston Lacy.
With my prayers.
As there is no online service this week, here is a thoughtful video for you to enjoy.
THIS YEAR'S APCM MEETINGS
Our churches are starting to hold their annual APCM meetings (Annual Parish Church Meetings). The next one is at St Stephen's, Pamphill/Kingston Lacy on Thursday 17th September at 7.00pm.
Our churches are now open for a number of adapted, socially-distanced services.
The church is still active in the community and we are still praying.
If we can support you in any way, please do contact us:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01258 858353
May you know God's blessing and peace.
Rev. Carolyn Couzens
Our Monthly Service Rota
At St Bartholomew's we take our responsibilities concerning the safeguarding of children, young people, and vulnerable adults very seriously, and we try to ensure that we always work in accordance with best practice. Our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.
For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Officer,