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Welcome to The Benefice of The Huntspills and Mark.

Whilst we are delighted that Government regulations have ended, we have a responsibility to keep people safe.  The following will remain in place in our Church buildings: –

  • Hand Sanitising
  • Track and Trace listing – (details kept for 21 days and then destroyed)
  • Opportunity and encouragement for people to socially distance
  • Masks to be worn on entering/leaving Church and if walking around.
  • If you wish, masks may be removed when you are seated.
  • Singing is allowed, masks to be worn when singing.
  • No physical sharing of the peace.
  • No sharing of wine/chalice.
  • Hand sanitising before sharing of the bread.

We will be delighted for you to join us for worship however only come if it is safe for you to do so

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.

Monthly recordings of services held throughout the Benefice are available via our Video & Zoom page.

As we explore ways of continuing with this exciting new media, there will be a ‘Faith in Focus‘ Zoom gatherings the 2nd Thursday of the month. Join for a chat and a coffee ‘bring your own’ Zoom Link.

If you are looking for social events planned for the year ahead visit our Social Calendar page

Why not check out our Gallery page for a snap shot of village life

We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Social Events and Special Services  Coffee Morning  Living in Love and Faith  Sue celebrates  Reverend Chris   Huntspill News  


Social Events and Special Services

Thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fayre and helped make it a success. It was lovely seeing everyone and luckily the weather stayed fine! Check out the fun at Burnham on Sea.com   

An amazing 21 cars set off for this year’s Car Treasure Hunt and well done to everyone who took part, especially the children who helped with those tricky clues. Also a special thank you to Mike and Fiona Bray from the Bason Bridge Inn, for their continued support with hosting this event, as well as the residents of Bawdrip! 

Well done to everyone who took part in the Community Garage Sale. This was our first attempt and will certainly become an annual event. 

We are gradually restarting our social events. Please see Social Calendar  page for more up coming events. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

To find out more about forthcoming events and to be added to our mailing list to receive monthly flyers please email: [email protected]

Why not check out our Gallery page   and discover all the exciting things that have happened

 West Huntspill Christmas Fayre Saturday 27th November 10am-2pm Balliol HallEast Huntspill Christmas Bazaar Saturday 4th December 11am All Saints Church and HallMark Church Christmas Bazaar Saturday 4th December 2 to 4pm Mark Village HallCarols by Candlelight 3pm All Saints Church East Huntspill 19th DecemberChristingle and Crib Service 4pm Christmas Eve All Saints Church East Huntspill


All Saints’ Saturday Coffee Morning is back!

Coffee morning every Saturday10:30 to noon East Huntspill Church HallCoffee mornings at East Huntspill Church Hall are back!

Everyone welcome, so why not come and enjoy a cuppa, as well as a chance to chat and share ideas with friends.  

Every Saturday between 10:30 and 12 noon. We look forward to meeting you!

Government regulations to be observed.


Living in Love and Faith

The Benefice of The Huntspill and Mark logoThe ‘Living in Love & Faith’ course aims to help Christians think deeply about what it means to be human.  It provides a structured and accessible way for local groups to engage in and reflect on identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.

Each of the five sessions explores one key topic, with an opening reflection about learning together, followed by teaching, time for discussion and Bible study.  The sessions end with an invitation to reflect on our learning, bringing it to God in prayer. 

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have commended this course to us: ‘It is about going deeper with each other and with God.  Our hope is that as we engage with it together across the church, we will learn to live more fully in the way of Christ – in love and faith’.  Our three Parochial Church Councils have each already adopted the ‘Pastoral Principles for living well together’ that have been promoted to support this work:  (i) acknowledge prejudice,  (ii) speak into silence,  (iii) address ignorance,  (iv) cast our fear,  (v) admit hypocrisy, and (vi) pay attention to power.  With these as our firm foundation we look forward to exploring safely and positively together.

Come and join others from across the United Benefice of The Huntspills & Mark as we tackle these sensitive and complex issues together through this informative, thoughtful, challenging and engaging course, and then offer our own contributions to the national debate.

Session 1 ‘Learning Together’ will be held at Holy Cross Church, Mark starting at 7pm on Wednesday 8th September 2021.

Session 2 – 7pm Wednesday 29th September at St Peter & All Hallows Church West Hunstpill

Session 3 – 7pm Wednesday 13th October at All Saints Church, East Huntspill

Session 4 – 7pm Wednesday 24th November at Holy Cross Church, Mark please note this will now be held in Mark Church Hall

Session 5 – 7pm Wednesday 1st December location tbc

The entire course is available on the Living in Love & Faith website (via Living in Love and Faith | The Church of England) so can be engaged with individually or in groups, and if you miss any of our sessions you catch up via the website.

Do come and join us if you can! (further details available from Rev Chris).

Looking forward to all that lies ahead,

Rev Chris  (781147)


Sue celebrates 60 years

Organist Sue's 60 year celebration video

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 hear her play every Sunday!

Celebrating 60 years!

 


Welcome to Reverend Chris

Revd Chris JudsonWe welcome  Reverend Christine Judson as Rector of the Benefice of The Huntspills and Mark.

Why not find out all about her as well as the rest of the Team as well as her latest blog.

Reverend Chris and the Team   

Why not read Rev Chris’ latest blog ?

 


The Huntspill News

Following Covid Guidance, it has been decided to produce electronic editions of The Huntspill News as well as a hardcopy. View this month’s publication (PDF)