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
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
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
‘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.
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:-
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.
Revd Mark Phillips Vicar Tel: 01984-639669 email: email@example.com
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
Julie Pelling Ordinand Tel: 07973-961083 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Marsden Reader Tel: 01984-633707 email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org