All Saints Church
We are most lucky to have such a beautiful church in our village and, as a Church of England school, we often hold community collective worship there. Regular dates for community worship are in our diary for: Harvest, Remembrance Day, Christmas and Easter. Our children really love the short walk to the church through the countryside and the very special feeling it gives them when we worship there together. Being in church makes us feel nearer to God and worshipping together in this way deepens our sense of spirituality.
A church has stood on this site in Barton Stacey since at least the 10th Century and the present building was substantially completed by the addition of the tower in the 16th Century. Another local church, St Michael & All Angels, in Bullington dates back to the 11th Century with the basic structures of the nave and tower belonging to the 12th and 13th Centuries. The three bells, the oldest of which dates back to 1392, were restored to full circle change ringing in 2011. In 2009, the two ecclesiastical parishes of Barton Stacey and Bullington were merged into one, with St Michael's becoming a chapel-of-ease to All Saints. The parish of Barton Stacey & Bullington (including the hamlets of Tidbury, Norton, Newton Stacey and Bransbury) is part of the Lower Dever Benefice, along with South Wonston.
A variety of services are held in both churches: weekly at All Saints and bi-weekly at St Michael's.
Services at All Saints:
A short act of worship for all ages, particularly suitable for families with children. Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour.
Common Worship service using traditional language. Every second and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour.
Family Communion service
A family-friendly service of Holy Communion, when we gather together to worship as the whole family of God. Our youngsters are just as involved as they were in the family services - come and experience for yourself this new form of worship.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour