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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.


Services for Christmas

St. Peter’s Church 

4th December 9.30am Holy Communion

11th December 9.30am All Age Worship

18th December 9.30am Holy Communion         6.30pm Carol Service

The midnight service on Christmas Eve this year is at Coton at 11.30pm.

25th December 10.00am Christmas Day

There will also be a Christingle Service in the church on Wednesday 21st December at 4pm. Everyone is welcome so please join us for this special service.

Happy Christmas from all at St Peter’s

A Christmas message

Marcellus Coffermans (fl. circa 1549-1575) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsHow are you preparing for Christmas?

Well, there will be plenty of glitter and glue, fun and food in our household this month I’m sure as our family prepares for Christmas in many different ways. At St Peter’s, there are opportunities to share in the preparations together too and we would love to invite you to our Village Christingle Service on 21st December at 4pm. We will be having fun making our own Christingles with the usual colourful ribbons and sweets followed by a short service for all ages.

If glitter and glue isn’t your thing, but you enjoy singing carols then our Carol Service is on Sunday 18th December at 6.30pm. All our other services are listed in the magazine and it would be wonderful to celebrate Christmas with you.

Whilst we will undoubtedly enjoy lots of sparkle over the coming month and into the New Year, I know for many, this time of year will be hard. In fact there was certainly no sparkle at the first Christmas until the wise men turned up offering their gift of gold. However, along with that gift, they also offered frankincense and myrrh which indicated the kind of life and death Jesus would have. I believe Christmas is a special time to rejoice the coming of Jesus into the world, Emmanuel, God with us, and it’s that I hold on to. It seems to me 2016 has been full of uncertainty, in one way or another, and so once the tinsel is packed away, and the sparkle disappears, and 2017 beckons, I hold onto the fact that this baby that we celebrate at Christmas did not grow into another wise man, but a saviour – and for that I am thankful.

With much love this Christmas, and prayers for a peaceful 2017,

Becca

Revd Becca Gilbert Vicar to Lordsbridge Team