Stoke St Gregory Parish Church

The Square
Stoke St Gregory
Somerset TA3 6BJ
Vicar: Rev. Tricia Staple

 

The Church is part of the four-church United Benefice of Athelney, comprising the Parishes of Burrowbridge, Lyng, North Curry and Stoke St Gregory.

 

Services

1st Sunday           11 am        Morning Prayer

2nd Sunday           8 am         Holy Communion           10 am     United Benefice Service

3rd Sunday           11 am        Sung Eucharist

4th Sunday            8 am         Holy Communion           11 am      Family Eucharist

5th Sunday           10 am       United Benefice Service

 

Details of services are displayed on the Church Noticeboard and published, with other Village activities, in the Parish Magazine. The magazine publishes 10 issues a year and is delivered to all households who wish to take it.

Services are according to the Church of England’s Common Worship, except for 8 o’clock Holy Communion and Morning and Evening Prayer, which are according to the Book of Common Prayer. Hymns are taken from the Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New. The congregation spans a wide age-range and we hope to increase the number of young people who worship with us.

In lieu of a Sunday School we run an after-school club in conjunction with the Baptist church, the Willow Set pre-school and the local primary school.

Several members of the congregation assist worship by leading offices such as Compline, reading lessons and leading intercessions; we also have a small choir that sings on special occasions. We have an excellent regular organist for services, as well as an organist who plays when the Choir sings, enabling our regular organist to add his voice to the harmony.

During Lent an ecumenical study group meets in the Baptist church and incorporates members from all the Benefice churches.

The churchyard is approximately ½ acre and includes a Garden of Remembrance for cremated remains. Adjoining it is a cemetery owned and run by the Parish Council.

 

Contacts

Vicar: The Rev’d Tricia Staple,  01823 490247  email

Secretary:  Heather Venn,  01823 491483  email

Churchwarden:  Will Tilley,  01823 698229   email

Treasurer:  Pat Sollis,  01823 490750  email