The Bartlow Bulletin                                      January 2017

“Happy New Year”


“Congratulations to Lizzie and Mark”


St Mary’s Church, Bartlow                            Services


5th February - 10.00 a.m. - Holy Communion

12th February- 10.00 a.m. - Family Service (Valentine Service)

19th February- 6.00 p.m. - Evensong

26th February - 10.00 a.m. - Congregation led


5th March - 10.00 a.m.- Holy Communion (Lent begins) 

12th March - 10.00 a.m. – Community led Service

19th March - 6.00 p.m.- Evensong 

26th March - 10.00 a.m.- Family Service for Mothering Sunday


2nd April - 10.00 a.m. - Holy Communion

9th  April - 10.00 a.m. -Palm Sunday Passion Play

16th April - 10.00 a.m.-Easter Sunday Holy Communion

23rd April - 10.00 a.m.-Congregation led service

30th April - No service


Thank You

To everyone, (but especially Cathy Faithfull), for making the church look so beautiful over Christmas. To the BVA for the catering at the Carol Service and the numerous people who brought gifts
for  Women's Aid. They were very gratefully received.

To Tim and Henrietta Breitmeyer for supplying a wonderful Christmas tree.

To all those who assisted in erecting and decorating it and Nino for supplying the electricity.

Thanks are also due to Anne and Robert Fairey for the use of their barn for the carol singing.


Welney visit.

The trip to Welney on 19th November was enjoyed by all who participated. A special thanks to Duncan for his excellent organising skills and we can report that the outing made a £17 profit.


Welcoming Party.

It was also good to meet village newcomers at the drinks party hosted by Stephen Bugg and our thanks go to him for allowing the use of Linfield House for the event.


Bartlow Christmas Card

The “Bartlow Christmas card”, was a success with fifteen people participating in the venture and a card delivered to every family in the village. A total of £268.83 in donations was collected, £147.26 from cards and £121.57 from the carols at the barn, and this was donated to the Cambridge Women’s Refuge. We will try a similar event next Christmas.


New Year

A large number of Bartlovians enjoyed the festivities at Russet to see in the New Year.


Future BVA Events

Barn Dance 11th March. Tickets £12             [Available from 1st February]

This will be held in the Heuschkel’s barn. Come and enjoy a 2-piece ceilidh band plus caller. There will be a van supplying fish or scampi plus chips (included in the ticket price) or chicken breast or veggie burger as alternative.  There will also be a cash bar.

Programme                           *     7.00 – 7.30  -  Arrival and drinks

  • 7.30 – 8.15  - first dance session
  • 8.15 – 9.00  - interval and supper
  • 9.00 – 9.45  -  second dance session

Numbers are limited to 50 so purchase your ticket (available to villagers and outsiders) early from Barbara Webb or Alyne Taylor. [DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED – PURCHASE EARLY]


Other village events

Next BVA Committee meeting

Wednesday 1st March 2017 at 8.00 p.m. at Linfield House.

If anyone has suggestions for future BVA events or activities please let a member of the committee know. The Committee are also looking for additional members.



These will take place on Monday 27th March in the church.

7.30 p.m. Parochial Church Council AGM

8.00 p.m. Parish Council AGM

If anyone would like an item included in the agenda, please let Joe Bailey know by the end of February as the agenda will be circulated shortly after that.

8.30 p.m.[approx.]  Bartlow Village Association AGM (A glass of wine will be available to all who attend).

Formal notices will be issued for the meetings and these are an excellent opportunity for you to voice your feelings about local matters and to hear what has been proposed.

Please try to attend.


Bartlow 3 Counties Charity Walk 30th April 2017

A message from Duncan.

As the date of the walk approaches the list of things to do grows longer. It is a daunting list but I am overwhelmed by the support I am getting from so many Bartlow friends. It is excellent to raise money for three good causes, and rewarding to give hundreds of people a great day out, but also it’s a really good event for us in Bartlow to pull together as we do and I appreciate that more than ever now I am in the hot seat. Do please keep the date free, and if anyone is in a position to help please have a word with me and I will certainly find something useful for you to do! Duncan.


The Three Hills Pub             News from Emma    (07785 931803    -

The rooms are finally finished and look incredible. Apart from the fabulous furnishings, they have comfortable beds and bedding, Roberts radios and large flat screen TVs, great showers and complimentary White Company toiletries along with Nespresso tea and coffee making facilities. Look us up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Make a comment, mention us to friends. The more we get the word out the better. Any of the rooms can now be booked directly via our website Until the pub is open they will be let on a room only basis.

Bartlow residents can enjoy a special rate, please email me/call me.