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!

​​​​​​​Today’s Worship and Readings

10.00am             All Age Worship at St Peter’s
10.45am             Parish Communion at St Decuman’s

Next Sunday – 12th March – Lent 2
9:15am                 Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.45am               Parish Communion at St Decuman’s

Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 6th March                     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 7th March                     9.30am                   Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton

Wednesday 8th March              10.00am                  Little Saints at the Salvation Army Hall, Watchet

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

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


We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: 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..​

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

Both churches will usually be open

every day during daylight hours.

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

Cannington Benefice
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

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.

The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 5th March 2023


‘Return to the way of righteousness'


Genesis 12: 1-4

John 3: 1-17

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.

Prayers for the Benefice

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

Brendon Road in Watchet

Dovetons Close in Williton

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

Today’s Collect prays that we may ‘return to the way of righteousness’. During Lent we are encourage

to examine our lives in the light of God’s commandments, and of Christ’s example,

so that we realize the ‘errors’ that have led us astray. Then, assured of Christ’s forgiveness and fellowship,

we can return to the right way and ‘follow all such things as are agreeable’ to it.


The Collect
Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth,
that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted

into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary

to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our

Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

The Bible Course

Over 20 people from across the benefice were at the introductory evening for

The Bible Course on 1st  March.  It looks like it will be a really interesting course,

easy to follow and engaging.  It is not too late to join!  The next session is on Wednesday 8th March at 7pm,

in the Meeting Room, Williton and continues

each Wednesday evening in Lent.
You can get a flavour of the course by checking
out the first session, using this link:-


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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