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Parish Magazine

We are pleased to announce summary details from the Parish Magazinerelating to Church are to be published here from February 2012.

Barlow and Cutthorpe Methodist Church

Minister, t.b.a.
Marriages and Baptisms by appointment.
Snr. Steward, Mrs. M.Armstrong 01142 890442


Morning services all at 10:45 am unless otherwise stated.



Forthcoming Entertainment

Village Activities

Flower containers on graves

We have an appeal from our loyal team of churchyard maintenance volunteers. We respectfully request that users of the churchyard refrain from using glass containers on graves for flowers. These are easily broken (by both frost and mowers) and do pose a significant hazard to people who visit the churchyard.

Many thanks

Volunteers Needed

We would like to set up a pool of volunteers who we can call upon to help with some of our events. If you would like to help and be on our list of helpers please let the churchwardens know.

Could you spare an hour every 6-8 weeks? We would like more volunteers on our church cleaning rota.. Please can you help?

Your Church Needs You

An appeal was made in the last magazine for anyone (resident or non resident) who would be willing to support the work of the church in Barlow by giving a small but regular donation to Church by standing order to help to reduce our ongoing deficit.
We thank very much those who have responded already by setting up a standing order and to those who have given a “one off” donation. There may be others who have contacted their bank direct and we won’t know how many there are of those until we receive our bank statement.


We are very fortunate in Barlow that there is a wonderful relationship and spirit of co-operation between the church and the community. it is intended that the scheme continues so people can join at any time and of course can cease their donations at any time.

The church has been here in Barlow for almost 900 years and if you wish to see it continue into the future serving this great community and would be interested in offering some small regular financial help, please contact our treasurer, Mike Ferreday on 0114 2890436 or e mail Or see Julie or Peter, the Churchwardens.
Many thanks for your support.

Peter& Julie (Churchwardens)

Parent and Toddler Group

Monday Mornings, 9.15-11.15 during term-time.
Just call in … or for further information, Tel.0114 2890442


Babyballet classes are held in Chapel on Fridays,10-11am
Contact 01246 229106 for more information. Website:

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes continue on Thursdays 10-11.30.
For information please call or text Ruth on 07891343254.

Carnival News

Bookings are now being taken for stalls on carnival day. Craft stalls and advertising stands etc.
Pitch fee - 20.
Limited space available so, if interested please contact James on 0114 2891193 or

St. Lawrence,
Great Barlow

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February 2012

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Article provided by Margaret Mason from the Old Brampton Church Family:

How to plant your garden

First, you come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses

For the garden of your daily living

Plant three rows of peas

1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul

Plant four rows of squash

1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness

Plant four rows of lettuce

1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another

No garden is without turnips

1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another

To conclude, we must have thyme

1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love. There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.

Let’s add a row of “glads” to this garden

1. Glad to live in a free country
2. Glad to have all my good friends
3. Glad to be able to worship God !