Thank You for visiting the website of St Bartholomew, Thurstaston with St. Chad’s, Irby.
The links on the left will take you to useful information about our activities. If you require any additional information please use the “Contact Us” Link.
We are a Church of England Parish (Diocese of Chester) on the Wirral Peninsula serving the communities of Thurstaston and Irby.
We have two church buildings and four congregations, so we offer a large variety of styles of worship for people of all ages and all stages of Christian discipleship.
We would be pleased to welcome you at any of our services.
Revd Jane Turner (Rector)
The death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Due to pandemic all books of condolence MUST BE ONLINE. Our local one will be done by email (to Revd Jane - see contact us tab) which will then be collated in a physical book of condolence to be kept in the church archives as a local record of sentiments expressed by local people. Royal protocol says that the book of condolonce will only be open until the day after the funeral, so if you wish your condolences to be included you need to act quickly. Emails should be sent to the Rector and headed "The death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh". If you are unable to send email please seek somebody else who can do it on your behalf or phone Revd Jane who will make a note of your words.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting - Monday 19th April 2021 7.30pm by Zoom - See PCC tab for more information
UPDATE following PCC Meeting on 1st March 2021
The PCC acknowledges the need to remain cautious and patient, and aware of the most vulnerable and still shielding in our congregations. We need to allow for vaccination program to have its fullest effect and for the science to back up the proposed government roadmap. It was therefore agreed that we do not restart Sunday services until, as a country, we are able to move into Step 3 (earliest 17th May). Services will restart as soon as is practical after that date.
The PCC agreed on Monday 11th January 2021 that we would not hold services in church (except funerals and weddings(in exceptional circumsrtances)) until the latest Covid-19 lockdown has ended and the Wirral has returned to a minimum of Tier 3 (and transmission rates are much lower and vaccination programme has begun to take effect). We will continue to provide a sermon via facebook, the weekly emails (including notice sheet, sermon, family together at home resource and other bits and bobs), and Evening Prayer via Zoom. Contact the Rector if you want to be added to the weekly email list and/or join the zoom evening prayer services.
Before returning to church services you will need to read the leaflet (click on the box above - "welcome back to church") which explains what to expect when you return. Please also click on the image of "bread and wine" for information about how we will conduct communion services.
An "aide-memoire" to the full document can be printed by clicking here. This prints on one A4 sheet of paper and can be folded into quarters to make a pocket-sized booklet.
Due to the limited numbers of people who may attend services in our buildings (7 households at St Bartholomew’s and 16 households at St Chad’s) you will need to book your place before attending a service.
Coronavirus - Consent Form - NHS Test and Trace
St Bartholomew and St Chad takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding