© 2020 by the Bridge Benefice, Dorset. Proudly created with Wix.com

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.

CHURCH AT HOME: WEEK 2

Dear Friends in the Bridge and Lower Stour Benefices,

I hope you are well.  It has been good to be in touch with many of you this week.

If any of you need anything or would like me to pray for you or with you, please do get in touch with me.

Here are links to the Sunday service for 29th March.  It is in two parts:

1.  Sunday Service 29th March

2.  Intercessions

And here's a video showing all your candles from last Sunday evening (it makes a good ending to the service above).

I'm looking for people to read the Bible passage and lead intercessions in future video clips (film at home and send them to me).  If this is something you might like to do, please let me know.

Future Events

1. Morning Prayer.   I plan to hold Morning Prayer via Zoom on Wednesday 1st April at 9.00am.  It will last around 30 minutes.  If you would like to join us, please let me know.

2. Easter Joy.   What is bringing you joy in these challenging times?  For Easter Day, as we celebrate the joy of Easter, I'd like to make a short film showing what is bringing everyone joy.  If you can send a photo of what brings you joy, or a video clip (max 50 seconds), or a sentence by email, or phone me to tell me, then I'll put something together.  If you send a photo or video and are able to appear in the shot too, all the better as it would be an Easter joy to see each other too!

With my love and prayers,

God Bless,

Carolyn

The communities of Sturminster Marshall, Kingston Lacy and Shapwick produce a monthly magazine, The Bridge, which is delivered to over a thousand households in the area.  You can read the April edition here.  March's edition is still available here.

PLEASE NOTE  April's Bridge Magazine will not be delivered to your homes.  You can pick up a copy here:

Stur Marshall  Nisa, Co-op, Memorial Hall porch, St Mary's church porch, Vines Close Farm Shop

Shapwick  St Bart's church porch

Pamphill  St Stephen's church porch

Coronavirus update

Due to Covid-19 all regular church services are cancelled and our buildings are closed for the foreseeable future.

However, 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:

revcarolynzouzens@gmail.com or 01258 858353

May you know God's blessing and peace.

Carolyn

Rev. Carolyn Couzens

Priest-in-Charge

Our Monthly Service Rota

1st Sunday

9.15am

Joint Family Communion

with choir

St Mary's

Sturminster Marshall

2nd Sunday

9.15am

Joint Parish Communion

with choir

St Stephen's

Kingston Lacy

3rd Sunday

9.15am

Joint Parish Communion

with choir

AT ST BARTHOLOMEW'S

4th Sunday

9.15am

Joint Parish Communion

with choir

St Mary's

Sturminster Marshall

5th Sunday

Joint 6-Parish

Communion

AT EACH CHURCH IN TURN AS ANNOUNCED

Safeguarding

 

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,

Rob Langdown.

THE PARISHES OF
STURMINSTER MARSHALL, KINGSTON LACY AND SHAPWICK