Our Church is made up of a wonderful mix of people, young and old and from all walks of life. Read below some of their personal reflections and descriptions of their roles...
"It is important to me that the church is seen as a huge worldwide family. As a mother and grand-mother I feel it is a real privilege to be involved with the young families within our community and to be able to share God's love with them. I used to think that church was just for Sundays but since understanding that faith is 24/7 I have changed from being a shy and quiet 'behind the scenes' person to someone who really enjoys taking on more responsibility within our church community."
"Back in 1998 I was asked by the late Michael Watts (then Churchwarden) if I would be willing to take part in the administration of Holy Communion. At this time I had been what we called at St Bartholomew's 'A Servant of the Sanctuary' for a few years. I was delighted to be asked and receive the Bishop's License. It has been a great joy and very fulfilling. During this time I did not robe as there is no necessity for lay people administering the sacrament to wear particular vesture. I was first asked if I would like to robe when I was invited to be Chaplain for Bishop Michael's visit to St Bartholomew's in August 2010. I am not sure what made me say yes, but I felt it an honour and a privilege. I have been Chaplain for Bishop Michael twice and Acolyte once. To be chosen to serve is something very special for me."
"I serve as a member of the PCC and a deanery synod representative. I was also fortunate to serve on diocesan synod for ten years. This gave me a true understanding of synodical proceedings and most importantly gave me an insight into how other parishes in the diocese spread the good news."
"As Foundation Governor I am very fortunate to work closely with the children of Uley School and St Giles’ church. I provide one of the links with the church and represent the children and the church on the Governing Body. This role enables us all to work towards a closer understanding and relationship with the children and God."