Today’s Worship and Readings
10.00am      Benefice Communion  at St Peter's
                      No Service at St Decuman's

                      

Next Sunday 5th June        PENTECOST

9.00am        Communtion (Said) at St Decuman's

10.30am      Jubilee Civic Service at St Decuman's

10.00am      All Age Worship at St Peter's

12.00pm      Christening of Charlotte Hughes at The Well


Both churches will usually be open every day between 8.30am and 6.00pm (approximately).


*** Campfire Church "Daniel in the Lion's Den" - Saturday 28th May at 3pm at St Peter's ***


Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 30th May                9.45am                       Morning Prayer at Holy Cross
Tuesday 31st May                10.00am                     Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton

                                                  7.00pm                     St Peter's PCC Meeting
Wednesday 1st June            9.45am                       Communion at  The Sanctuary, Swain Street

                                                10.00am                     Little Saints at Salvation Army Hall, Watchet

                                                10.30am                     Chapter Meeting at Holy Cross
                                                 7.00pm                      Watchet Consort rehearsal at Holy Cross        

The Collect

O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your Kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen

Plant Stall at St Decuman's after Sunday Services


Last year the plant stall was hugely popular. People brought plants and bought new ones, or swapped with each other, and all the monies raised went into church funds.  

So, do bring any surplus plants and money on Sundays until the planting season is over. 

BENEFICE TEAM INFORMATION


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:
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
Donna Marsden                     Reader                                                             Tel: 01984-633707                        email: donnamarsden01@yahoo.co.uk   
Julie Pelling                              Reader                                                             Tel: 07973-961083                        email: julie@nickandju.plus.com

Benefice Website:                 www.watchetandwillitonbenefice.com

Facebook Pages:                   www.facebook.com/StPetersChurchWilliton   
                                                   www.facebook.com/St-Decumans-120766092644415

Our Parish Safeguarding Officersare:

Mrs Sara Hempshall & Mrs Jackie Smith who can be contacted by telephone: 07961-268411 & by email: safeguardingstdecsstpeters@gmail.com

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


Local Government
29th     Parish, District and County Councillors; Ian Liddell-Grainger (MP); new housing and employment projects

The Church of England
30th      +Justin Welby, +Stephen Cottrell (Archbishops)

The Anglican Communion
31st      +Josiah Idowu-Fearon (Secretary General)

Diocese of Bath & Wells
1st          +Michael (Bishop of Bath & Wells designate), +Ruth (Bishop of Taunton), Simon Hill (Archdeacon of Taunton)

Quantock Deanery
2nd         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

Prayers for the Benefice

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

Mill Street in Watchet

Orchard Way in Williton

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

Irene Marsden’s Funeral is at 2pm on Tuesday 31 May at Taunton Crematorium, then back to the Salvation Army Hall in Watchet.  We continue to hold Clive and Donna and all the family in our prayers.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES

Thursday 21st  July         7.00pm at St Peter's                Licensing of Revd Mark Phillips

Prayers

We are holding in our thoughts and prayers:

Graham Coggins, Shirley Dee, Jane Don, Jenny,
Daphne Wiseman
& The People of Ukraine. 

If you would like to be included on the prayer list, please let Sarah or Sue (or another member of the Benefice  team) know.

Readings
Acts 16. 16-34
Psalm 97
John 17. 20-26

Jubilee Hamper

Margaret Gliddon has kindly put together a hamper of Jubilee related items to be raffled in aid of St Peter’s church funds. Tickets will be on sale this Sunday and the draw will take place at the PCC meeting on Tuesday.


And don’t forget…
Eliza is aiming to run 100km this month to raise funds for SOS Chai, along with some other members of the team.  If you would like to sponsor her, you can use the just giving link here:

                    www.justgiving.com/fundraising/soschai14
You can keep up to date with Eliza’s progress on the challenge via
her instagram page is        @elizapfrance

Ascension Day (Latin ascendare – to go up) last Thursday marked the end of the ‘Great Forty Days’ since Easter, during which the risen Christ appeared to his disciples many times, culminating in his ascension to heaven.  Now we look forward to celebrating his gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (next Sunday).  As Head of the Church and our great High Priest, Christ prays for us always.  One day all will call him ‘Lord’.

Cream Teas

This year we have decided to do cream teas at St Peter’s throughout the summer rather than all in August.

The dates will be 12 and 26 June, 03 and 17 July and

07 and 21 August. 

On 03 July we would like to incorporate a mini fete - more details to follow. If you are able to help on any of these days, please could you let either Liz Payne or myself know.

Thank you, Sara.  sara.hempshall@hotmail.co.uk or07427-969892.
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The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 29th May 2022


 

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Sunday after Ascension Day

Quantock Foodbank

Please continue to support the Foodbank  There are boxes at the back of both Churches for food donations.


quantockfoodbank@gmail.com        07483-815122

CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other)

As Thursday 2nd June is a Spring Bank Holiday this year, we should like to give CAMEO a miss.  Back again on 9th June

Civic Service at St Decuman’s

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This is advance notice that we will have a Civic Service at St Decuman’s on Sunday 5th June at 10.30am, with the Town Mayor and Councillors in attendance.   As it won’t be a communion service, we will have a communion at 9am.

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