Please join us at Doniford Farm for a ploughman’s lunch to raise funds
for the Deanery Mission Project – The Fortress in Uganda
Saturday 11 June 12.30pm
Choice of ham or cheese - £10 per head (pay on the day)
Sign up on list in church or
Contact Liz Payne 633084 or 07970 773210 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date Midday Friday 10 June
Donations of raffle prizes would be lovely
The Fortress takes in girls who find themselves pregnant, often as a result of grooming by older men, then rejected by their families. The Fortress is hoping to buy one or two acres of land (at £4,000 per acre) to become largely self-sufficient.
Today’s Worship and Readings
9.00am Communion (Said) at St Decuman's
10.00am All Age Service at St Peter's
10.30am Jubilee Civic Service at St Decuman's
12.00pm Baptism of Charlotte Hughes at The Well
Next Sunday 12th June
9.15am Parish Communtion at St Peter's
10.30am Parish Communion at St Decuman's
Both churches will usually be open every day between 8.30am and 6.00pm (approximately).
Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 6th June 9.45am Morning Prayer at Holy Cross
7.30pm Benefice Team Meeting at Holy Cross
Tuesday 7th June 10.00am Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton
5.45pm Archdeacon's Visitation, Cannington (Service at 7pm)
Wednesday 8th June 10.00am Little Saints at Salvation Army Hall, Watchet
7.00pm Watchet Consort rehearsal at Holy Cross
Thursday 9th June 10.00am CAMEO at ST Peter's
10.00am-2.00pm Safeguarding Leadership Course, Meeting Room
Friday 10th June 2.00pm Funeral of Edgar Wildish at St Decuman's
Saturday 11th June 10.00am Flute Choir rehearsal at Holy Cross
12.30pm Lunch at Doniford Farm Park in aid of Deanery Mission Project
Both parishes have now held their Annual Meetings
here is the updated list of members.
St Decuman’s St Peter’s
Churchwardens Janet Bremner George Fenech
Sarah Lander Sue Withycombe
Deanery Synod Reps Margaret Tatham Ann Smith
Ros Whellams Sue Withycombe
Readers Donna Marsden Donna Marsden
Julie Pelling Julie Pelling
Secretary Andrew Tatham Elizabeth Payne
Treasurer Glenys Knight Peter Payne
Members Caroline Beaney Tracey Copp
Tracey Gullis Margaret Gliddon
Tony Knight Elizabeth Grinstead
Jim Powers Sara Hempshall
Chris Wade (3 vacancies)
Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery
5th Alison Waters (Rector), Jan Church (Curate), Chris Baillie (URC)
6th The staff and students of Cannington C of E Primary School, Otterhampton Primary School, Brymore School,
Cannington Campus of Bridgwater & Taunton College
Quantock Coast Benefice
7th The people and parishes of East Quantoxhead, Fiddington, Holford with Doddington, Kilve with Kilton & Lilstock,
Stogursey and Stolford, Stringston, West Quantoxhead
8th Nicky Morgan (Rector)
9th Dawn Brimson, +George Cassidy, Pam Cuff, Chris Moorsom, Stephen Campbell, Tony Smith (Retired Clergy)
10th The staff and students of Stogursey C of E Primary School
Quantock Towers Benefice
11th The people and parishes of Bicknoller, Crowcombe, Monksilver, Nettlecombe, Sampford Brett, Stogumber
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. email@example.com or07427-969892
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.
Red, White and Blue shawl in raffle for Alzheimer's Society
Margaret has been knitting again to produce a red, white and blue shawl for a jubilee raffle. Tickets, £1 a strip, are available from Margaret and from Jan Tapp at her shop Cotton Street in Watchet where the shawl is on display.
Today we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, ‘the giver of life’: Pentecost (Greek Pentecoste - fiftieth) was a Jewish harvest festival occurring 50 days after the Passover. It marked the occasion when, with signs of wind and flame, the Spirit came upon the first disciples. Now they were empowered to bear witness to Christ. ‘Whit Sunday’ refers to the white robes usually worn by those baptized on this day.
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.
George Fenech Churchwarden St Peter’s Tel: 01984-633577 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Withycombe Churchwarden St Peter’s Tel: 01984-632596 email: email@example.com
Sarah Lander Churchwarden St Decuman’s Tel: 07765-881229 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Bremner Churchwarden St Decuman’s Tel: 01984-632118 email: email@example.com
Donna Marsden Reader Tel: 01984-633707 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Pelling Reader Tel: 07973-961083 email: email@example.com
Benefice Website: www.watchetandwillitonbenefice.com
Facebook Pages: www.facebook.com/StPetersChurchWilliton
Our Parish Safeguarding Officersare:
Mrs Sara Hempshall & Mrs Jackie Smith who can be contacted by telephone: 07961-268411 & by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other)
CAMEO returns on Thursday, after the Bank Holiday break,
in St Peter’s church, 10am-12pm. Everyone welcome to drop in for coffee, cake and chat. Please speak to George or Sue if you have any questions.
Prayers for the Benefice
Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street. This week it is
Normandy Avenue in Watchet
Priest Street in Williton
Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.
A Collect for the Queen, as we celebrate her Platinum Jubilee
Gracious God, we give you thanks
for the reign of your servant Elizabeth our Queen,
and for the example of loving and faithful service
which she has shown among us.
Help us to follow her example of dedication
and to commit our lives to you and to one another,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Psalm 104. 26-37
John 14. 8-17 (25-27)
Tackling our financial challenges
Following the approval by Diocesan Synod of an approach to help the church return to financial sustainability, Ian Theodoreson, Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance, has written to all clergy, treasurers and officers to explain some of the background and issues being faced. Ian writes:
"All of us individuals, parishes, deaneries and the Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) are experiencing real financial pressures andwe need to find our way through it together.
"The situation is beginning to improve but it is recognised that it will take some time for parishes to recover their historic ability to give and in the meantime we need to make some tough decisions. We feel it is very important to be open and transparent about the challenges we face and I would encourage parishes to discuss the issues we raise. We welcome your reflections on the way forward, as we work on it together."
Materials are available to facilitate discussions within parishes, including an infographic, which is to be added to this news sheet soon.
God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
hrough the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen
The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 5th June 2022
THE DAY OF PENTECOST
DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES
Thursday 21st July 7.00pm at St Peter's Licensing of Revd Mark Phillips