​​​​​​​Today’s Worship and Readings

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

Next Sunday – 5th March – Lent 2
10.00am               All Age Worship at St Peter’s
10.45am               Parish Communion at St Decuman’s

Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 27th February              9.45am                    Benefice Morning Prayer at Holy Cross
                                       10.30am – 12.00 Noon       WARM SPACE at Holy Cross – tea, coffee, biscuits, hot soup                      

                                                      12.00-1.30pm         Lent Lunch at Salvation Army Hall, Watchet

Tuesday 28th February              9.30am                   Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton

Wednesday 1st March               9.45am                    Holy Communion at The Sanctuary, Swain Street, Watchet

                                                      10.00am                  Little Saints at the Salvation Army Hall, Watchet

                                                      10.30am                  Deanery Chapter Meeting at Holy Cross

                                                       7.00pm                   The Bible Course starts in The Meeting Room, Williton
Thursday 2nd March                 10.00am                  CAMEO at St Peter’s

Friday 3rd March                        2.00pm                   World Day of Prayer Service at Watchet Methodist Church

Saturday 4th March                  10.00am                  Flutes rehearse at Holy Cross

Future Dates for your diaries

Saturday 18th March                3.00pm                    Campfire Church at St Decuman's

Christians together in Watchet & Williton

Lent Lunches at the Salvation Army Hall

12.00 – 1.30pm  every Monday (in Lent)
February 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Soup, bread, cheese, grapes

In aid of Christian Aid
Everyone welcome – do come along!

Warm spaces
Holy Cross will be open on Mondays 10.30am-12.00 noon as a warm space for
anyone to come and spend some time. There will be hot soup, hot drinks and biscuits.

The Collect
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit, and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; 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.

Baptism Anniversary Cards
Is anyone able to take on the role of writing and sending baptism anniversary cards?

This hasn’t been done for a while now and we would love to
re-start it in both churches.

Please speak to Mark or one of the churchwardens
if you would like to help.

Prayers for the Benefice

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

Beverley Drive in Watchet

Doniford Road in Williton

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


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: revdmarkphillips@outlook.com
George Fenech                       Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-633577                         email: georgefenech44@gmail.com
Sue Withycombe                    Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-632596                         email: withysue10@gmail.com
Sarah Lander                          Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 07765-881229                        email: sclarkelander@gmail.com
Janet Bremner                        Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 01984-632118                        email: janetbremner31@btinternet.com
Julie Pelling                             Ordinand                                                         Tel: 07973-961083                        email: julie@nickandju.plus.com
Donna Marsden                     Reader                                                             Tel: 01984-633707                        email: donnamarsden01@yahoo.co.uk   

Benefice Website:                 www.watchetandwillitonbenefice.com

Facebook Pages:                   www.facebook.com/StPetersChurchWilliton   
Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Tracey Gullis  who can be contacted by telephone: 07361-811707

                                                                                          & by email: safeguardingstdecsstpeters@gmail.com


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

Janet, Sara, Peter, Fay, Alice, Naomi and Edna.

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

Lent (the ‘lengthening’ of the days) is an old English word meaning Spring. In earliest times it was observed by those who were preparing for their Baptism at Easter. Later the 40 days of Lent were identified with the 40 days when Jesus was tested in the wilderness. It is an opportunity for Christians humbly to re-examine their lives and through prayer, study and self-denial, to renew their love for God.

Both churches will usually be open

every day during daylight hours.

CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other)

CAMEO continues on Thursdays in St Peter’s church, 10am-12pm. Everyone welcome to drop in for coffee and chat.  Please speak to George or Sue if you have any questions.

The Bible Course

starts on Wednesday 1st March
in the Meeting room Williton.

For those who are planning to attend, there is an opportunity to have your own course book which costs £5.

This is entirely optional and you do not need it to follow the course. If you would like to buy one there will be a sign-up sheet in each church on
Sunday, or e-mail Mark.

Prayers for the People of Ukraine

As we mark the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, a prayer for Ukraine, written by our archbishops at the start of the war;

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

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

26th               The staff and visitors to Great Wood Camp, Patrick Weld (Chaplain)
27th               The employees and contractors at the three Hinkley Point Power Stations (A, B, and C), Ewen Huffman (Chaplain to HPC) and volunteer chaplains
28th               The staff and patients of Cannington Health Centre, Quantock Medical Centre (Nether Stowey), West
                        Somerset Healthcare (Watchet and Williton surgeries), Williton Community Hospital, and the staff and residents of Croft House (Williton)

                        and The Old Vicarage Care Home (Stockland)
Diocese of Bath & Wells
1st                  + Michael (Bishop of Bath & Wells), +Ruth (Bishop of Taunton), Simon Hill (Archdeacon of Taunton)
Quantock Deanery
2nd                 Alison Waters (Area Dean), Kate Sax (Asst Area Dean), Sally Bult (Lay Dean), Margaret Tatham (Asst Lay Dean)
3rd                  Helen Greenwood (Secretary), Kate Slade (Treasurer), Mike Haslam (Accompanier), Pam Cuff (Retired Clergy Officer)
Cannington Benefice
4th                  The people and parishes of Cannington, Otterhampton with Combwich, Stockland & Steart Bay


Romans 5: 12-19

Matthew 4: 1-11


Friday 3rd March at 2pm

Watchet Methodist Church

Theme: “I have heard about your faith” (from Ephesians 1)
A service written by women from Taiwan

Our sisters in Taiwan are sending us blessings with the service they have prepared for World Day of Prayer 2023.
Taiwan is an island rich in natural resources and culturally diverse. The women of Taiwan share the issues faced
geographically, politically and socially and also their hopes for the future. Let us join with them as we give thanks for
the beautiful island and people of Taiwan and encourage one another in our faith just as Apostle Paul did in his letters.


The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 26th February 2023


‘Christ triumphs over temptation’