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Today we remember Bartholomew, one of the twelve apostles, about whom we know very little: rarely mentioned, and if he is, often alongside Philip. The synoptic gospels list him as an apostle but John doesn't, and it is thought that the Nathaniel mentioned in John's Gospel is actually Bartholomew, known with a different name, in the same way Peter is also known as Simon. It is Nathaniel, of course, whom Jesus saw under the fig tree in John ch1, and calls him, along with Philip, to follow him. Apart from Jesus' character assessment, that in Nathaniel there is nothing false, we know very little. Nathaniel appears again at the end of John's Gospel at the post-resurrection breakfast on the beach; and in the Book of Acts he is listed as being there at the ascension of Jesus. Perhaps his faithful discipleship and trueness of character as identified by Jesus, alongside his relative obscurity in terms of what we learn about him, explains why the Gospel reading set in the lectionary to mark his day takes us away from Matthew's Gospel, which we have been working through, and gives us this passage in Luke. One would have perhaps thought, given the speculation about his being Nathaniel, would it not have made sense to have the reading from John describing his call? But perhaps this passage from Luke has something to teach us about Bartholomew after all: a reminder from Jesus in the face of a dispute about which of the disciples is greatest, that it is not about getting a name for yourself, but it is the one who gets on with quietly serving - perhaps not the one easily noticed - who will be the greatest in the upside down world of God's kingdom.

This story is found in today's gospel




8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist
10.00 a.m. Sung Parish Eucharist
5.30 p.m. Evensong (BCP)

8.00 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday - Eucharist
11.00 a.m. Wednesday - Eucharist (BCP)
4.30 p.m. Friday - Said Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel
5.30 p.m. Monday - Thursday - Said Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel


9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.

8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Holy Communion

For additional services please use the Calendar.

Wednesday Cuppa

Wednesday Cuppa
Takes place every week from 2:30 until 4:00pm in the Porch Room or if really nice weather outside the church as in the picture.
Church members attend as well as non-church goers and a warm welcome and good cake awaits you. The Wednesday walkers often join us as they finish ready for a sit down and a cuppa. It is a good social gathering of friends and all are welcome to come and chat and meet new people.
Our next Messy Church event
Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Parable of the Sower
We start at 3.30pm and at 5.30pm we share a meal together.
What to expect:
A warm welcome – Refreshments – Craft activities – Celebration worship
A story – Songs – Prayer
Messy church is something different.
It's about people who want to do church differently and want to
share it with others.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
MusicatMinch MUSIC@MINCH
Gentlemen of St John's Cambridge
Sun 31 August 2014 from 7:00pm.

Parish Magazine Articles

A selection of articles, including Greenfingers is chosen each month and can be viewed by clicking here.

Letters and Notes from Ministry Team

Each month our rector writes a letter to the Parish and this is published on this website and in the Parish Magazine. In addition Notes are produced in which you will find information on events and happenings that have taken place or are to take place in the near future. To view these publications Click Here


The sermon delivered at the Sung Eucharist Service held on Sundays at 10.00am is usually recorded and an MP3 version posted to this website. Normally the recordings are available for up to three months before being removed and if you wish to listen to any of them please go to our Sermons page.

Daily Prayer

The Church has a tradition of daily prayer which embraces the three key elements of praise, intercession and engagement with scripture.

This page links to the C of E Daily Prayer website allowing us all to join in this daily pattern of prayer. When using the Offices individually read both the priest's and people's part.

The Offices are from the Book of Common Worship for today GMT.