Upcoming Events and News
Welcome to The Benefice of The Huntspills and Mark.
Services are moving back to church buildings with some recording available later. Please only come to church if or when it is safe for you to do so. We will be following government guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible, including 2m distancing, hand-sanitising, wearing face coverings (unless medical dispensations) and will not be singing or sharing a common cup.
In addition to the schedule of events shown on the right, you can find further details about upcoming events below and a monthly calendar at the bottom of this page.
If you are looking for videos of past services see our Video & Zoom page
If you are looking for social events planned for the year ahead visit our Social Calendar page
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Benefice of The Huntspills and Mark welcome Bishop Ruth
We are excited to announce The Bishop of Taunton, Rt Revd Ruth Worsley will be attending Holy Cross Church Team Service and Communion on Sunday 18 April 10:00 – 11:00am.
Sue celebrates 60 years
Join in the celebration and watch our short video as Sue recounts her time playing the All Saints’ church organ. We would all like to send Sue a massive thank you for all her support over the years and we can’t wait to be able to hear her play again every Sunday!
Bishop Peter Hancock
We are sad to have received notification that Bishop Peter Hancock will be retiring.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his wife Jane, and all their family as they focus upon his ongoing medical treatment and care.
Bishop Peter has been our Diocesan Bishop for the past seven years, contributing hugely at national and local level. We will miss him very much and send our love and best wishes to him.
Gracious and loving God,
We give thanks for the ministry of Bishop Peter in this our Diocese of Bath and Wells: for his wise leadership, for his gentle pastoral care for all those entrusted to his charge, for his integrity and his faithfulness, and for all that he has given to so many over the past seven years.
You have brought him through these challenging months of sickness and treatment, and we give thanks for strength recovered and for hope renewed.
As we learn with deep sadness that he must lay aside his duties as our Bishop, we pray for your blessing on him and Jane as they look to the future:
Enfold them in your love, fill them with your peace, and give them the strength they need to move through this time of transition and letting go.
Give them the assurance that you will always hold them fast, that this time of loss may, through your grace, become a discovery of knowing you more deeply, serving you in new ways, and delighting in the life of their family.
And we pray for our Diocese at this time, especially for Bishop Ruth, that you will give us patience and discernment as we seek the way forward, vision for the future, unity to support one another in uncertain times, and trust in your loving purposes for us all.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We welcome Reverend Christine Judson as Rector of the Benefice of The Huntspills and Mark. Why not watch her online Licensing service and find out all about her.
Recordings of past services and Zoom details can be accessed via relevant links on our Video & Zoom page.
Now we are back in church buildings, we have monthly recordings of services held at Mark Church. We are also exploring the possibility of a monthly Zoom gathering and other ways of continuing with this exciting new media.
The Huntspill News
In line with Covid Guidance, it has been decided to produce electronic editions of The Huntspill News until further notice.
View this month’s publication (PDF)
All Social Events suspended until further notice
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Why not check out our Gallery page and discover all the exciting things that have happened