St Martin's, Kingsbury Episcopi
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Join us for worship in this fine building, the origins of which lie in a much older Saxon church, now long gone. This is a place which saw the ravages of Cromwell's soldiers and later fell into a parlous state before being renovated between 1845 and 1849. We are a welcoming congregation of about twenty regulars who worship God with a mixture of liturgy and a small but enthusiastic choir. Most services at St Martin's begin with the six bells being expertly rung or at least chimed in a glorious call to worship. All morning services end with coffee and a chance to chat. Anyone wishing to join us will be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.
We don't currently have any activities for the young apart from Family Service but are looking forward to reactivating them when the need arises. We work with our Methodist friends in providing almost monthly 'Messy Church' with fun activities and learning for primary age children and their parents at the Methodist Church on Sunday afternoons. Please ring 01935 823751 for current details. However we have a toy and activity chest on a carpeted area and we are glad to see youngsters at any service. Having children present helps us remember Jesus saying that we need to let the little children come to Him so please feel welcome!
Rev David Gent, is priest-in-charge but think of him as 'vicar' and you won't go far wrong! David should be contacted for any pastoral matter such as wedding, baptism and funeral enquiries or if you simply want to talk to an ordained minister in confidence. Email is generally the best means initially if you’re online: [email protected] or call him on 01935 826113 / 07773 537 626. David’s regular rest day is now Tuesday so unless it’s an urgent crisis please leave him undisturbed on Tuesdays. Alternatively do pop round to see him during his drop-in at the Vicarage in Water St, Martock on Thursday afternoons from 4.30 – 6.30 p.m. No need to pre-book, just turn up and use the door on the left hand wall.
In April 2013 our pattern of services changed. The balance of services remains the same but the change will allow our ordained ministers to still lead regularly with their wider responsibilities for Ash and Martock as well.
First Sundays 1100 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Contemporary)
Second Sundays 0930 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Traditional)
Third Sundays 1100 - All Age Family Friendly Worship
Fourth Sundays 0930 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Traditional)
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Mrs Barbara Moore (Churchwarden)
13 Knightstone Close, Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset TA12 6BX
Tel: (01935) 822889 or (01935) 826113 (Rev David Gent providing interim pastoral support)
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