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St Michael's Somerton

St Michael's, Somerton

St Michael and All Angels Church is located in the heart of Somerton, the 'Ancient Royal Town of Wessex'. Parts of the church building date from the early 13th century, whilst other parts have been added as recently as 2004. The building underwent a major internal refurbishment in 2012 and 2013. 

 As well as housing regular worship for all ages and being a tranquil place for prayer, the church is also used for concerts and other community events especially during the annual Somerton Arts Festival and the Music @ St Michaels series between Sep-Jun. 

Services take place each Sunday at 8am which is Holy Communion and 11am - The first Sunday is "Cafe Worship", Second Sunday is Healing Holy Communion Service, Third Sunday is Morning Worship and the Fourth Sunday is Holy Communion Service. We also regularly have a "Benefice Together Holy Communion" around the churches in the Benefice. 

On the first Tuesday of the Month we have T+ an opportunity to get together over a cup of tea beginning with a time of worship, the content varies with films, speakers, games and other topics for discussion. 

 We hold a 10am Communion Service each Wednesday.

We have Mattins on the 3rd Friday of the month at 10am. 

On the fourth Friday of alternate months we have a Taize Service at 7.00pm

 We also provide monthly services at Wessex House, a local nursing home, and at two Warden controlled units Parsonage Close and Laburnum Drive. 

There are of course  additional services in the churches of the Benefice on Sundays.

Details of services can be found on the website and also on the Benefice Magazine "Contact" available in church or on this website.

We also provide services for Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms. 

 Our other regular church activities include The Benefice Rock Activity Church (for children and their parents), a number of house groups, Mothers Union meetings,  regular bell ringing, and a singing/music group. 

We have strong links with the local school King Ina Academy who hold regular services in church and their own services in the school.

The church is located in the Market Square, Somerton.              


St Michael's Somerton

Church Wardens

Jan Turner -  01458 270096

Sue Cave - 01458 272282

Director of Music  

James Turner - 01458 270096


PCC Members

The priest-in-charge and churchwardens are ex-officio members of the PCC.

Geoff Bryant
Jacky Calderwood
Rodger Calderwood
Janet Hayter
David Harrison
John Saunders
Pauline Saunders
David Speed
Irene Stone
Graham Taylor

Worship Committee

Committee Membership:
James Turner (Convener), Rodger Calderwood (Secretary), Revd Alan Symmonds (Priest-in-charge), 
Jan Turner(Churchwarden),  Alan Hilborne (Verger), Joy Rattenbury(Lay Worship Assistant), Audrey Stanford (Lay Worship Assistant), Graham Taylor (PCC).

Social Committee

Committee Membership:
David Speed (Convenor), Janet Hayter, Jacky Calderwood, Jan Turner(As Church Warden), Joy Rattenbury (As Church Warden) Irene Stone,  Marion Hilborne(co-opted), Mary-Ann Pike(co-opted), Graham and Jean Taylor(co-opted).

Childrens Work

Committee Membership:

Rowena Wallace. Irene Stone (co-opted), Sandy Symonds (co-opted, Chris Thomas (co-opted), Rock Leaders (co-opted).

Church Representatives

Benefice Committee
Alan Symonds (as Priest-in-charge), Joy Rattenbury (as churchwarden), Jan Turner (as churchwarden)

Churches Together in Somerton
Irene Stone, Rowena Wallace, James Turner

Deanary Synod
Joy Rattenbury, John Rattenbury, James Turner

Diocesan Synod
John Rattenbury

Other Positions of Office

Benefice Administrator
Geraldine Taylor - 01458 272029

Church Treasurer
Irene Stone - 
01458 272291

PCC Secretary
David Speed - 01458 272907

Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Officer
Irene Stone - 01458 272291

'Outreach' Magazine Editor and Website Coordinator
James Turner - 01458 270096

Tower Captain
John Hayter - 01458 272002

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