church

Purpose/role:

To meet together, primarily for Christian worship, but also for community events.

When & where:
Regular services held, as set out in the Isle of Wedmore News or Allerton News. Additional Events, e.g. ‘Quest’ Children’s Group
Person to contact:
Jane Midgley (Church Warden) or Reverend Richard Neill
Phone:
Jane – 01934 712642 or Richard – 01934 713566
Cost:
No cost to attend services.
Who can attend:
Open to all.
Support with attending :
Please contact Jane or Richard to discuss.
Purpose/role:

A welcoming place for the whole community and also for regular Christian worship.

When & where:
Services every Sunday at 10.30am – Prayer meetings, Men’s & Ladies events also held on regular occasions. Youth Group, in normal term times.
Person to contact:
Mrs Sam Harvey
Phone:
01934 710779
Cost:
All free events
Who can attend:
Everyone is welcome, of any faith and none.
Support with attending :
Contact Sam Harvey to discuss.
Purpose/role:

This is a Community Choir, not a church choir. It provides opportunities to sing together for fun & enjoyment and to meet together.

The choir sings at social occasions, eg weddings, fetes and in care homes.

When & where:
Blackford Church, 8 – 9pm on Monday evenings
Person to contact:
Deirdre (Bun) Sisson
Phone:
01934 713617
Cost:
Free. A voluntary contribution of £1.00 for church funds is welcome, but there is no obligation
Who can attend:
Everyone welcome, no audition is required
Support with attending :
Contact Deirdre (Bun) Sisson to discuss.
Purpose/role:

To meet together, primarily for Christian worship, but also for community events

When & where:
Regular services held, as set out in the Wedmore News. Additional events, eg Theale Show, Coffee Mornings, Theale Community Cafe.
Person to contact:
Noreen Stott, Church Warden or Reverend Richard Neill
Phone:
Noreen – 01934 713464 or Richard – 01934 713566
Cost:
No cost to attend services.
Who can attend:
Open to all.
Support with attending :
Please contact Noreen or Richard to discuss.
Purpose/role:

To help the congregation of St Mary’s to raise money to maintain and enhance St Mary’s as an all-village community centre.

When & where:
Fundraising events throughout the year, such as ‘Clash of the choirs’ and ‘The Wedmore 40/30’ charity bike ride
Person to contact:
David Hopkins
Phone:
01934 710149
Cost:
£30 annually to be a member. Events open to all at specific prices
Who can attend:
Open to anyone
Support with attending :
Contact David Hopkins to discuss.
Purpose/role:

To meet together, primarily for Christian worship, but also for community events

When & where:
Regular services held, as set out in the Isle of Wedmore News. Additional events, eg Sunday Breakfast
Person to contact:
Reverend Richard Neill
Phone:
01934 713566
Cost:
No cost to attend services.
Who can attend:
Open to all.
Support with attending :
Please contact Richard to discuss.
Purpose/role:

To spread the news of the Christian message

When & where:
Sunday service at 10.30am. Family service once a month at 10.30am. Wedmore Methodist Church Sand Road, Wedmore. BS28 4BZ Details in Wedmore News.
Person to contact:
Rev Meg Slingo 01934 852314, Bill Hudson, Church Steward or Mike Bewick Lay Preacher & Pastoral & Community Worker 01934 713745or
Phone:
01934 712572
Cost:
No cost to attend services. A voluntary offertory is collected at services.
Who can attend:
Open to everyone – newcomers welcome.
Support with attending :
Contact to discuss, but transport not available.
Purpose/role:

To continue the tradition of change ringing at St Mary’s church, the original purpose of which was to call people to church services

When & where:
Ringers practice Monday evenings at 5pm. The bells are rung every Sunday at 9.45am before the Sunday service and on other special occasions, eg weddings.
Person to contact:
Steve George
Phone:
01934 712115
Cost:
No cost to ringers to join. Fee paid to ringers for weddings
Who can attend:
Anyone who has an interest in ringing or learning to ring.
Support with attending :
Contact Steve George to discuss.
Purpose/role:

To meet together, primarily for Christian worship, but also for community events

When & where:
Regular services held, as set out in the Wedmore News. Additional events, eg fair Trade Coffee Shop and Traidcraft sales and Messy Church.
Person to contact:
Mike Bewick, Church Warden or Reverend Richard Neill
Phone:
Mike Bewick – 01934 713745 or Richard – 01934 713566
Cost:
No cost to attend services.
Who can attend:
Open to all.
Support with attending :
Please contact Mike to discuss.
Purpose/role:

Informal social gathering for a chat and a cuppa

When & where:
The Lady Chapel at St Mary’s Church, on the 2nd Friday of each month, 3.00 to 4.30pm
Person to contact:
Heather Banwell
Phone:
01934 712216
Cost:
No charge, but donations to the heating of the church are welcome.
Who can attend:
Open to anyone who is living/feeling alone and would like an afternoon of company with like-minded people
Support with attending :
Contact Heather Banwell to discuss. Transport can be arranged.