church

Organisation Name
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.
Organisation Name
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.
Organisation Name
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.
Organisation Name
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.
Organisation Name
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.
Organisation Name
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.
Organisation Name
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.