As well as the services held at the church (see schedule of services), a number of events are held each year in or by the church. The funds raised help keep the church in good repair, and recent support has been pivotal the success of the urgently needed repair in early 2018 to the church tower (see church repair).
FORTHCOMING EVENTS – 2019
SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER, 7.30 PM
POLPERRO WRECKERS will be singing in the church:
In August 2009 five members of the Polperro Fishermen’s Choir met to form an “afterglow” singing group with the idea of enjoying a ‘sing along’ after the choir’s Wednesday evening practice sessions or after the choir had performed one of its many concerts. Fifteen members of the choir attended the first “afterglow” practice session and the group quickly adopted the name “Polperro Wreckers” with the first ‘Gig’ being held in the Ship Inn, Polperro just prior to Christmas 2009.
The Wreckers continued to practise in the Ship Inn until May 2011 at which time they moved to the Old Mill House Inn, Polperro where they continue to this day in the company of ‘Jan’ the very supportive and much appreciated Landlady. The practice sessions have themselves become ‘Semi Gigs’ enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike singing along to a mixture of Cornish, Shanty, Folk, and Sixties numbers. The Wreckers are all about letting their hair down and having fun. They have now performed many ‘Gigs’ at various venues in Cornwall and Devon with charities such as Shelter Box and the Fishermen’s choir benefiting as a result.
Sat 7 Sept 2019 4 pm:
Parish Garden Party & BBQ, raising funds for church and chapel, Chykest, Warleggan; barbecue, games, raffle cakes
Sat 24 August 2019, 12 noon onwards:
Church Picnic & Clean Up, all welcome – celebrate St Bartholomew’s Day, bring your own picnic, church in Warleggan
Sunday 30 June, 3 pm:
Concert in the Meadow
Bodmin Town Band and Levow Kesson (choir), church field Warleggan, cream teas; £8 a head
Saturday 15 June 10 am – 12 noon
Coffee Morning and Book Sale
Warleggan Jubilee Hall, Mount
May 30th to June 9th:
– THY KINGDOM COME
Once again St Bartholomew’s Church is joining in this national prayer movement – 10 days from Ascension Day to Pentecost. The church will be filled with prayer stations – to help you find a way to pray. And for one hour every day a member of the church will be praying there – come and join in, send in your prayer requests, or simply remember that you and the place you live in are being prayed for.
Friday morning 31st May (approx 9.30 til 12):
Float your Boat – Paper prayer boat making workshop at Village Greens (Warleggan Jubilee Hall, Mount) – then set your boat to float from Wooda Bridge at approx midday – see photos*
Tuesdays from 12 March, 7.30 pm:
‘Bar and Belief’ – a Pint and a Prayer – an opportunity to explore, ask questions etc. each Tuesday evening from now til Easter – St Neot Institute
Saturday 24 November 2018, 10 am – 12 noon
Church Christmas Bazaar, Warleggan Jubilee Hall, Mount – Christmas Bazaar with craft stalls. Please come along and enjoy tea, coffee and light refreshments and do some Christmas shopping at same time. All proceeds to Warleggan Church. Feel free to invite your friends.
Thurs 30 August 2018, 12 noon:
Church Tidy-Up – bring a picnic to the church, followed by our annual St Bartholomew’s tidy up. Bring tools, (secateurs, loppers, rakes, etc) join us in helping keep the church and surroundings tidy.
Summer Concert part 2: Choir of St Mary’s Launceston
Summer Concert part 1: Carnoryen Lowen – Cornwall’s award-winning choir, with Candida Frankham soprano solo
THY KINGDOM COME – Praying in St Bartholomew’s Church from Ascension to Pentecost
Friday 30 March, 10 am:
‘Is there really a God?’ – a discussion for people of all faiths and none, with panelists the Reverend Philip Biggs, Dr. Kathy Lang and Father Robbie Low.
Thursday 1 February 2018, 3 pm
Church Tower Open Day, a chance to see the view from the top, and to see some of the renovation work being done
Saturday 18 November 2017
Advent Bazaar and Craft Fair, Jubilee Hall; also with tea/coffee, cakes, pasties, etc
Harvest Songs of Praise at St Bartholomew’s, Warleggan; followed the next day by Auction of Harvest Gifts at The Old School House, Mount
Church Fete, combined with the Big Do, the outside bit of which was rained off last month. The “Big Church Fete Do” will be held in the field opposite the Jubilee Hall in Mount with all profits split between church and hall. See Big Church Fete Do page
Organ Recital, St Bartholomew’s Church, Warleggan, with Jonathan Delbridge – Raising for funds to restore our lovely church tower.
Britain Without Christianity – Who Gains ? – A Talk by David Derrington
Saturday 11 March 2017, 10 am – 12 pm:
Craft Fair, Warleggan Jubilee Hall – Lots of lovely local stalls, homemade cakes, teas and coffees and homemade tomato soup with fresh baked homemade bread too. Raising for funds to restore our lovely church tower.
Sat 26 November 2016, 10 am – 12 noon
Church Advent Bazaar, Jubilee Hall – anything saleable—or edible—will be most gratefully received; plus the usual stalls, raffle, etc. and pasties
Sunday 4 September 2016:
Church Fete, Warleggan Jubilee Hall, Mount, 4pm ~ Cream Teas, Raffle, Cake Stall, Smite, Croquet, etc… followed by, if you wish to stay for it:
“Music in the Meadow”, Bodmin Town Band with Supporting Artistes ~ Warleggan Jubilee Hall, Mount, 6pm ~ soup & rolls, raffle
Friday 22 April 2016, 7 pm:
Organ Recital by Jonathan Delbridge*
St Bartholomew Church
Wed 16 March 2016, 7 pm:
‘Has Christianity had its Day?’ – Jubilee Hall, Mount
a debate organised by church and chapel, open to all (see poster)
Thurs 24 Dec 2015, 6.30 pm:
Carols by Candlelight, St Bartholomew Church, followed by mince pies and mulled wine at Chykest
Sat 28 Nov, 10 am – 12 noon:
Advent Bazaar, Jubilee Hall Mount, pasties, cakes, tea/coffee, bring & buy, etc. in aid of church funds
Sunday 25th October 2015, 6 pm:
Songs of Praise – favourite hymns, meet the new curate – followed by refreshments at Chykest
Saturday 5 September 2015:
- 2 pm: Annual Church Fete, at church car park field; followed in the evening by
- 7 pm: Revd Tony Hodge recalls life as a vicar in Grenada, £5 per head, to include refreshments.
Sat 4 July 2015, 7.30 pm:
Choir and Organ Concert ~ £5 per head, free refreshments, with the recently-formed Cornwall Catholic Choir, with choirmaster and organist Paul Mileham, who offered programme of choral and organ music by Elgar, Mozart, Stainer, Franck and other well-known composers.