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Sunday      7th     EPIPHANY                  8.00 am     Holy Communion
                                                               11.00 am     Family Service
Monday      8th                                         7.00 pm     PCC meeting in the Parish Hall
Tuesday     9th                                       12.00 pm     Chapter Meeting (Odfellows)
Sunday     14th    EPIPHANY 2             11.00 am     Eucharist
Sunday     21st    EPIPHANY 3             11.00 am     Eucharist
Sunday     28th    CANDLEMAS/           11.00 am     Eucharist
                          PRESENTATION OF
                          CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE 
Sunday      4th       2nd BEFORE LENT      8.00 am     Holy Communion
                                                                        11.00 am     Family Service
Sunday     11th    LAST BEFORE LENT         11.00 am     Eucharist
Wednesday 14th  ASH WEDNESDAY
Sunday     18th    LENT 1                                11.00 am     Eucharist
                                                                                                   4.00 pm     Wedding Forum at St. Andrew's
Sunday     25th    LENT 2                                11.00 am     Eucharist
Tuesday    27th    Pilgrimage by this year's deacons with Bishop Michael
                          passing through Tong and visiting St. Bart's - with lunch.


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Lent is always a time to take stock of where we are in our spiritual lives and this year there will be a 6-week course on PRAYER - something we could all learn more about. Nobody ever thinks they are good at prayer, so the sessions are for all-comers whether you have been praying for many years or would like to know how to begin. The first session will be on 15th February at 7.30 prompt till 9.15 and thereafter every Thursday till 22nd March in St. Andrew's church Shifnal and they are for the whole benefice. To be led by Roger Balkwill, Janet Lambourne and Sally Day.



We will be supporting the Bishop's Lent Appeal and we also encourage people to think about their own charitable giving. It is good to be disciplined and generous and as a church we review each year the charities to which we subscribe, and the amount. We also have special collections and the last one was at the Crib Service which all went to the Children Society - a total of just over £150 for which a grateful thank you. If you wish to give either regularly or on a one-off basis to Tong church, we have a Just Giving link which is http://www.justgiving.com/stbartholomews-tong. We also encourage you to ask for a standing order form if you would like to give in that way.



Jean Martyn

Jean Martyn will be coming to Tong to give us a fabulous musical evening on Friday 23rd March. We had to postpone the last concert she was due to give in the church, but please book up and bring your friends. Tickets will be £10 each and can be reserved by contacting Pippa (pippa.thorneycroft@icloud.com)

Historical Re-enactment

We are again going to have a fund-raising day on August Bank Holiday (27th August) but this year it will be on the lines of the traditional Village Fête though we will be inviting the same group to come and dress up in historical costumes.

College Field 

You will notice that work has been going on in the field below the church which has been partly funded by the Parish Council. The wall along the road has been re-pointed and a path made to the ruins. As yet we haven't got the necessary permissions to make steps up to the higher level, but that is in progress so we hope by the spring that there will be public access through the field and up to the churchyard.

Tong Tours

How much do you really know about the history of St. Bartholomew’s Church, Tong and its architecture? Have you ever considered finding out more?

We are able to arrange conducted tours of our famous, beautiful Church.  This ancient building was dedicated in 1410 and is held to be one of the finest examples of a Church built in perpendicular style in the country.

Our tour lasts for about one hour, during which time you will see the famous Golden Chapel and also a unique collection of magnificent medieval tombs and carved effigies.  You can explore our historical links with Shakespeare, Dickens and of course, Little Nell.

We also offer lunches, two course meals and teas by arrangement, at reasonable prices.

To book a tour, or a tour with food, please contact Christine Deane on 01902 741356.