The Blessed Virgin Mary, Chedzoy

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Welcome to the website of St. Mary's Church, Chedzoy.

We are a traditional, rural village Church located in the heart of the Somerset Levels. Church life is well supported by an active team of volunteers. Services are held every Sunday and whether you live locally or are a visitor to the area you will be given a warm welcome.

Our Rector is Revd. Chris Keys who can be contacted on 01278 - 691098.

The first mention of a Church in Chedzoy was in 1166 and by 1343 it had been dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. The arcades and north aisle are early 13th century; the south aisle was widened in the 14th century.The tower was added in the early 16th century together with the porch, the clerestory, the arch into the north transept, and the windows in the north aisle. The chancel was rebuilt in 1884.

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Holy Communion (every second, third and fourth Sunday in the month)
A celebration of Holy Communion with hymns and sermon.
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 9:00 AM
Holy Communion (when there is a fifth Sunday in the month)
When there is a fifth Sunday in a month, the congregations of Chedzoy and Westonzoyland combine for a joint service. Please see "Fifth Sunday Services" in the News section for further details.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM
Morning Praise (every first Sunday in the month)
A Service for all ages with hymns and a sermon.
Every first Sunday at 11:30 AM
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Candlelight Carol and Christingle Service
A traditional Carol and Christingle service with a chance to sing some of your favourite carols. Please note - there will be no 9:00 am service on this Sunday.
Sunday 14th December 2014 at 4:00 PM
Crib Service
A Christmas Eve service for all the family. The children will be invited to place the nativity figures into the Crib. A chance to sing some favourite Christmas carols.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:30 PM
Family Friendly
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
A Christmas Eucharist Service.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM
No Service at Chedzoy
There will be no service at Chedzoy on this Sunday.
Sunday 28th December 2014 at 9:00 AM
Bell Ringing Grade 1 Listed Building Tower Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Church Open Wheelchair Access / Ramp Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Visitor Parking Available

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Open every day from approx 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (or dusk if earlier)

Nurture Courses

We are currently running an Alpha Course in the Village Hall, every Tuesday starting at 1.00 pm with lunch. The course will run until the 15th July, will break for the summer and restart in September. Please contact us for further details.

Other information
Clergy: The Revd Christopher David KEYS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11212
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: TAUNTON (513)
Deanery: SEDGEMOOR (51301)
Benefice: Weston Zoyland w Chedzoy (01/419 J)
Parish Legal Name: Chedzoy (510407 1/407)
CofE Church Info: (601407 1/407)
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The current editor is: Malcolm Friend

The Blessed Virgin Mary : Ward Lane, Chedzoy, Somerset, TA7 8RL


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