About Us 


Melton Mowbray Team Parish Vicar, Revd Dr Mary Barr, is pictured with the twinning certificate alongside church warden at St Bartholomew's Colin Beavis.

Flushed with success!

Kind-hearted members of the congregation at St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, have twinned their toilet with one in Kassamwa Village, Tanzania, as part of their Harvest outreach.

Not only did they manage to donate money to twin their toilet, they were also able to send a further £162 to Tearfund to support the work of the charity with the needy in Tanzania.

And on Sunday (October 21st) a certificate, complete with a colour photo of its twin and GPS coordinates so you can look up your twin’s location on Google Maps, was placed in the loo in St Bartholomew's Church. By twinning your toilet you help those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy.

Only about half of Tanzania’s population have clean, safe water. Waterborne diseases, including diarrhoea and dysentery, are common. More than a third of children under five in Tanzania are stunted, a condition frequently linked with poor sanitation.

Despite Tanzania’s economic growth in recent years, almost a third of its population live in poverty. Chronic malnutrition remains a key cause of death for children under five.


The certificate in close-up including GPS coordinates.


Robins were bobbin'
Robins were bobbin’ in Welby on Saturday (December 8th). St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, held its Open Day with the theme "Robins." More ...
New lecturn dedicated 
A new lecturn was dedicated to the memory of generous benefactor Amalia Emma Hanbury in St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, on Sunday (October 21st). More ...
trees before
Ash trees felled
Two large Ash trees on the border of the churchyard at St Bartholomew’s Church, Welby, have had to be felled. For more details and pictures, read on... More ...
A tea-lightful weekend! 
More Tea Vicar was the theme of two very successful open days at St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, on Saturday and Sunday (June 9th and 10th). More ...
Phil Balding
Church Open Day 
St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, held an Open Day on Saturday, December 9th, when the building was decorated for Christmas. More ...