Prayers for the Benefice

Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street.

Esplanade Lane in Watchet

High Stream Lane in Williton

Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.


Today’s Worship and Readings

9.15am             Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.45am           Parish Communion at St Decuman’s

Readings:         Acts 17:22-31        John 14:15-21


We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Jane D,

Janet S, Sara S, Peter B, Alice, Naomi L, Edna S, Jackie W and Michael F,

Keith W

If you would like to be included on the Prayer List, please let Mark, Sarah or Sue know..​

The Sixth Sunday of Easter is sometimes also known as ‘Rogation Sunday’ (Latin rogare – to ask) when the
Church prays especially for all who work in agriculture. In country areas, people traditionally process through the
fields praying for God’s blessing on the crops and livestock. Today the Church also anticipates the great festival
(next Thursday) of our Lord’s Ascension into heaven, having completed his saving work on earth.effect’.

Next Sunday – 21st May

9.15am                 Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.45am               Parish Communion at St Decuman (followed by
                              Annual Church Meetings)


A big thank you to everyone who helped to make the
Coronation Celebration Services last Sunday so
memorable.  Everything came together beautifully.


Prayers for the People of Ukraine

We pray for peace


Donation boxes are now available in
both churches to take home and fill
with your spare change.

Both churches will usually be open

every day during daylight hours.


There will be a communion
service at 11.30am at Holy Cross
to celebrate Ascension Day.

The Collect
 God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the Kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen 

Benefice Curry Night

Monday 22 May, 7pm at The Spice Merchant
In aid of the Deanery Mission Project
Heart For India

Tickets £20 available from Ros Whellams, telephone 07595-025592 or by email to :

Or speak to George or Sue at St Peter’s

​​​​​​​​​Dates for the week ahead
Tuesday 16th May              9.30am        Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton
                                              7.00pm        St Peter’s APCM in the Meeting Room
Wednesday 17th May      10.00am        Little Saints at the Salvation Army Hall, Watchet
Thursday 18th May          10.00am        CAMEO at St Peter’s
                                            10.30am         Communion at Croft House
                                             11.30am        Ascension Day Communion at Holy Cross
Saturday 20th May           10.00am        Flutes rehearse at Holy Cross
                                               3.00pm       Campfire Church at the Salvation Army Hall

Dates for your diaries
Sunday 21st May               11.45am       St Decuman’s APCM (in church after service)
Monday 22nd May               7.00pm       Fundraising meal for Heart for India at the Spice Merchant – see below

Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery

Quantock Towers Benefice
14th            Stephen Morley, +Nigel Stock (Retired clergy)
15th            The staff and students of Crowcombe C of E Primary School, Stogumber C of E Primary School

Quantock Villages Benefice
16th            The people and parishes of Aisholt, Enmore, Goathurst, Nether Stowey, Over Stowey, Spaxton with Charlynch; New Toddler Groups
17th            Eleanor King (Rector), Kate Sax (Associate Priest), Nicki Bradford (Curate)
18th            Jeanette Bole, Viv Chesterton, Maggie Harrison, Alison Hoare, Sarah Upfield (Readers)
19th            Malcolm Bole, Peter Williams (Retired Clergy)
20th            The staff and students of Enmore C of E Primary School, Nether Stowey C of E Primary School, Spaxton C of E Primary School

The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 14th May 2023


‘Rogation Sunday'


Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc. 

Benefice Team:

Revd Mark Phillips              Vicar                                                                Tel: 01984-639669                        email:
George Fenech                       Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-633577                         email:
Sue Withycombe                    Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-632596                         email:
Sarah Lander                          Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 07765-881229                        email:
Janet Bremner                        Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 01984-632118                        email:
Julie Pelling                             Ordinand                                                         Tel: 07973-961083                        email:
Donna Marsden                     Reader                                                             Tel: 01984-633707                        email:   

Benefice Website:       

Facebook Pages:            
Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Tracey Gullis  who can be contacted by telephone: 07361-811707

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