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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Sunday

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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Harvest Festival Service
A special service to celebrate the safe gathering-in of the harvest, featuring some of your favourite harvest hymns. In a slight change this year, we are asking the congregation to bring along their harvest gifts to the service so that they can be blessed and added to the contributions for the following night's Auction. Refreshments are available after the service.
Sunday 5th October 2014 at 11:30 AM
Family Friendly Coffee
Harvest Auction
Licensed bar and refreshments. 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm in the Village Hall.
Monday 6th October 2014 at 7:30 PM
Harvest Supper
Enjoy a three-course delicious hot sausage supper in convivial company. Bar for wine and beer. Ticket entry only - this year at the new low price of only £6. Children under 10 - half price. Tickets are available from 01278 - 428641, 01278 - 455611, 01278 - 458517 or 01278 - 423754. 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm in the Village Hall.
Saturday 11th October 2014 at 7:30 PM
All Soul's Day Service
A special service to remember and give thanks for loved ones who are no longer with us. Light a candle in their memory. Refreshments are available after the service.
Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 11:30 AM
Coffee
Remembrance Sunday Service
Lest We Forget. A special service to remember and give thanks for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The service will include the laying of a wreath at the village war memorial followed by a minute's silence. The collection at this service will be given to the Royal British Legion.
Sunday 9th November 2014 at 9:00 AM
Top Hat The Musical
Another coach trip is being organised, this time to see the 7.30 pm performance of Top Hat The Musical at the Bristol Hippodrome. The cost is £44 to include the coach from Chedzoy or Westonzoyland and a Grand Circle seat. To reserve seats please contact Wendy on 01278-458648. Payment will be required by 17th September.
Wednesday 19th November 2014 at 7:30 PM
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
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.

 
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Clergy: The Revd Christopher David KEYS
A Church Near You ID: 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)
Short URL: acny.uk/11212/
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The current editor is: Malcolm Friend

 
 
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