St Mary the Virgin
With the drop in coronavirus infections and with the numbers who have been vaccinated we are re-opening Somerton Church for live worship.
Therefore we are now booking for:-
Ash Wednesday 17th February 10 am Communion
Sunday 21st February 11am Communion
Both of these services will also be broadcast on zoom.
To book please call 01458 272029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The "Virtual Worship" and "music items are updated regularly.
It is now mandatory to wear face coverings when worshiping.
The church of St. Mary the Virgin is of 14th century origin with much refashioning in the 15th century but a drastic restoration of circa 1847 has somewhat obscured the architectural history. The Victorian renovation involved the rebuilding of the porch, roofs and most of the windows and the addition of the vestry
The lovely end window of the north transept has the ball flower ornament typical of the period on the rere arch.
Services take place each Sunday alternating with Charlton Adam Church.
The first Sunday is 9.30am Holy Communion, Second Sunday 9.30 am Healing Service, Third Sunday is 9,30am Holy Communion and the Fourth Sunday The All Age Service is held in the Reading Room in Charlton Mackrell we regularly have a "Benefice Together Holy Communion" around the churches in the Benefice.
There is informal worship in the Reading Room on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month starting at 6.30pm
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 monthly Village Cafe, regular bell ringing, choir and prayer group.
We have strong links with the local school who hold regular services in church.
DETAILS OF CHURCH SERVICES ARE FOUND ON THIS WEB SITE
Mrs Sue Cooper Tel: 01458 223219
Mrs Dot Squire Tel: 01458 224260
Lay Chair - Mrs Liz Bale Tel: 01458 223164
Secretary - Mrs Andrea de Berker Tel: 01458 223227
Treasurer - Mr Andrew Galsworthy Tel: 01458 223893
Organist Mrs Liz Bale Tel: 01458 223164