church

Wellbeing Theme Category:
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: Johnny Torrens-Spence, Church Warden or Reverend Richard Neill
Phone: Johnny – 01934 710188 or Richard – 01934 713566
Cost: No cost to attend services.
Who can attend: Open to all.
Support with attending : Please contact Johnny to discuss.
Wellbeing Theme Category:
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. Every Wednesday ‘Coffee with a view’ from 10 to 12noon. Every Wednesday in term-time Youth Group, 7.30 – 9.15pm, For ages 10 to 18+. Every Thursday in term-time, ‘Bumps & Babies’ group, 10 – 12noon.
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.
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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.
Wellbeing Theme Category:
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 Flower Show, Coffee Mornings, Theale Community Cafe.
Person to contact: Molly Rossiter, Church Warden or Reverend Richard Neill
Phone: Molly – 01934 713311 or Richard – 01934 713566
Cost: No cost to attend services.
Who can attend: Open to all.
Support with attending : Please contact Molly 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: Nothing to join. Event specific
Wellbeing Theme Category:
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 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.
Wellbeing Theme Category:
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: Bill Hudson, Church Steward
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 Bill to discuss, but transport not available.
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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.
Wellbeing Theme Category:
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: Heather Hector, Church Warden or Reverend Richard Neill
Phone: Heather – 01934 710478 or Richard – 01934 713566
Cost: No cost to attend services.
Who can attend: Open to all.
Support with attending : Please contact Heather to discuss.
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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.