During Lent and following Easter we have held a number of Soup lunches and devotional services. They have proved to be very popular so we will be holding some more. Watch this space!
On Friday 14th September there will be a Confirmation service at 7.00 pm. At this service candidates from across the deanery will make the promises of baptism for themselves and confirm their belief. The service will be conducted by the Right Reverend Ruth Worsley, the Bishop of Taunton.
We are delighted that our own Revd. Richard Sigrist will be speaking at our annual service. St. Andrew’s is a great supporter of the work of the Mission to Seafarers, both locally and globally.
The Edithmead Flower Festival will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July.
You will read elsewhere in another article about a Confirmation service to be held in St Andrew’s in September. It seems a good time then to ponder on our own Confirmation – however long ago it might have been.
Thank you to all who were involved in Christian Aid Week this year, your gifts of time and money are greatly appreciated.
A special celebration took place during Evensong on Tuesday 8 May at Wells Cathedral as Tony Cook and the Revd Graham Witts were welcomed as Prebendaries and took their place on Wells Cathedral Chapter.
Bishop Peter and Bishop Ruth are inviting everyone to join in the celebrations of the 40 years of friendship on 14 July for the ‘return fixture’ with a ceremony at Wells Cathedral and an after party at the Bishop’s Palace, as we welcome a group of Zambian guests to Somerset.
We all know the old adage, one volunteer is worth 10 pressed (wo)men. As we celebrate Volunteer Week 2018 (1-7 June) I want to give thanks for and to the thousands of volunteers across Somerset who love and serve our communities.
On May 15th we had our annual Cream Tea, with strawberries and cream. Our 100th birthday cake was made by Gill Miller and, at Graham’s suggestion, she used the Queen Mother’s favourite recipe, printed in ‘Families First’. Mary Witts made the delicious scones.
Last week I had the privilege of attending a special service in the centre of Derby, to celebrate and commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale in May1820.
The Midweek Soup and Reflection will take place on the following Wednesday's:
May 16th & 30th
June 13th & 27th
If you enjoy a good musical then you're in for a treat on Saturday 28th July as songs from Musicals are performed by local artistes at St. Andrew's Church.
We have tended to focus most of our efforts during Christian Aid Week.
St. Andrew’s has a long tradition of support for the Mission to Seafarers.
We continue to meet once a month and enjoy the friendship and fellowship.
2017 has been a busy year for the Mothers Union.
We continue to meet the First Monday in the month.
We are still enjoying the yearly cream tea, Easter tea and Christmas party with some fun.
Not such a busy year for the choir again.
We have had quite a busy and successful year.
The social / restoration committee have been quite busy this year helping with a couple of very special celebrations.
St Andrew's remains a fair trade church, using fair trade tea & coffee and the congregation continues to buy from the monthly stall.
Find out whats happening during Christian Aid Week 2018.
As I write this (17th April) we are promised some warm weather following the very wet conditions we all had in March and April.
Have you sat at home worried about whether the storm outside is causing damage?
Our Julian Meeting has now been running for over two years and has become an established feature of our Church life.
This project is now in its third year and has proved to be a great success meeting a very obvious need in our Community.
Fewer children attend, although we do have visitors from church members.
We are fortunate in having a very strong band of ringers and more often than not we ring the eight bells and enjoy the sound.