Welcome to the church of St Peter in the village of Barton, Cambridgeshire. This was a flourishing village even in Saxon times, for it is mentioned three times in the Domesday Book. In modern times, the village is part of the Lordsbridge Team Ministry in the Bourn Deanery of the Diocese of Ely, with Team Vicar Rev. Rebecca Gilbert taking special responsibility for Barton and the neighbouring villages of Coton, Haslingfield and Harlton.
Our Parish Church is open for private and public prayer, for worship, or just to visit, during daylight hours each and every day.
Have you given up anything for Lent!? Or maybe you picked something up instead, committed to something new? Maybe it’s something that has passed you by this year, or indeed you haven’t wanted to pay attention to it. For me as a Christian, Lent has been a welcome sojourn in the desert, and not all desert experiences are welcome I might add – but for me this year it has been, to pause and become even more attentive to what’s going on inside as well as on the exterior. It has felt life-giving, as I journey towards Easter reminded again who it is that I serve, and why.
As Jesus made his way to the cross that first Easter, it was brutal, bloody and torturous – it was painful. So much of life can feel like that for many, from what we see around the world, to what we can contend with in our own lives. We will all experience shame, pain and death at some point, and for some, we may feel we visit that place time and time again. The way of the cross however brings hope and the promise of new life amidst that pain. Through the resurrection we are promised life that is eternal and forgiveness that knows no limits as Jesus rose again on that first Easter morning.
I hope in some way, that Easter will be life-giving for you too this year,
Revd Becca Gilbert
Vicar to Lordsbridge Team