Benefice of Somerton, Charltons and Kingsdon

St Michael's Somerton

We are currently in Vacancy and during this period contact details are shown below. We also offer ministry through baptisms, weddings, funerals, and pastoral care of all in the area.

During the Vacancy If you would like to avail yourself of any of these services or for any other reason, please contact the Benefice office by email Tel: 01458 273499 or use email Tel: 07483137623 and these will be monitored regularly.

Details of Services can be found on Worship and Fellowship page of this website

The "Virtual Worship" and "music items are updated regularly.

We are no longer required to wear masks in Church, it is now a matter of personal choice.

But please respect those who may want to do so or want to sit at a distance.

We want everyone to feel safe when we worship together.

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 October and May

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 AM Worship and the Fourth Sunday is Holy Communion Service. We also regularly have a "Benefice Together Holy Communion" around the churches in the Benefice. 

 We hold a 10am Communion Service each Wednesday.

 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  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, TA11 7NB           


St Michael's Somerton

Church Wardens

Sue Cave - 01458 272282

Mary Ann Pike-  01458 272932

Director of Music  

James Turner - 01458 270096

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Parish Safeguarding Officer
Irene Stone  more information on Safeguarding Page

PCC Members

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

Geoff Bryant
Jacky Calderwood
Rodger Calderwood
Martyn Cave
John Saunders
Pauline Saunders
David Speed
Irene Stone
Graham Taylor
James Turner
Jan Turner

Worship Committee

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

Social Committee

Committee Membership:
David Speed (Convenor), Churchwardens, Janet Hayter, Jacky Calderwood, 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)

Church Representatives

Benefice Committee

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

Deanary Synod
 James Turner

Diocesan Synod

Other Positions of Office

Benefice Administrator
Geraldine Taylor - 01458 273499 or 07483137623

Church Treasurer
Irene Stone - 
01458 272291

PCC Secretary
David Speed - 01458 272907

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

Tower Captain
John Hayter - 01458 272002

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  • Somerset
  • TA11 6RW

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