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. Many 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. 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!

We have small groups which meet termly for about six weeks at a time to help us grow in our faith. We are using the new and exciting C of E study series 'Pilgrim' for exploring and deepening faith in Jesus Christ, three modules year with each module lasting seven weeks. Please call the church office on 01935 826113 or email [email protected] for local details. For general course information see

From December 2014, please join us for something new - a benefice evening of informal worship, prayer and bible teaching in a contemporary style as we seek God together. We hope it will reflect something of Christian gatherings like New Wine and Spring Harvest in its approach. Sunday December 7th at 6.45pm for 7pm. Refreshments available from 6.45pm, in the Church Rooms, Church St., Kingsbury Episcopi. We're aiming to finish with coffee and tea at about 8.15pm. Subsequently we plan to meet on first Sundays every month except for January. We pray that this may prove to be a time of blessing by the Holy Spirit as we come to honour Jesus and grow in our life together.

Rev David Gent, is our vicar. 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. His regular rest day is Tuesday so unless it’s an urgent crisis please leave David 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.

Our general pattern of services:

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)

Fifth Sundays - when they occur - are usually Benefice wide services held in rotation at Ash, Martock or here. Please use the Calendar of Events link to the right for specific details.

Please check on a specific date by using the calendar of events/services link to the right - thank you.

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Mrs Barbara Moore (Churchwarden)
13 Knightstone Close, Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset TA12 6BX
(01935) 822889 or (01935) 826113 (Rev David Gent providing interim pastoral support)

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Family Service
All age, family friendly. Relax - we enjoy children's company so bring them along! Our worship of God will be in a low key, child-friendly manner.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
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Holy Communion
Traditional language Common Worship service with sermon and choir
Every second and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Holy Communion
Service with choir and sermon using Common Worship - Modern.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Family Service
All age, family friendly. Relax - we enjoy children's company so bring them along! Our worship of God will be in a low key, child-friendly manner.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Bell Ringing Regular Choir Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Tower Floodlighting Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Brass Rubbing Hall for hire Wheelchair Access / Ramp Hearing / Induction Loop Assistance Dogs Visitor Parking Available

Reasonable rates for church rooms which can seat about 60 at tables, more without. Kitchen and WC s. Please call or email Barbara Moore (churchwarden) for more details on 01935 822889 or [email protected]

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Clergy: The Revd David Robert GENT
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11270
Built: Pre 1530
Style of worship: Inclusive Anglican from Low to almost Anglo Catholic
Our Patron: Bishop of Bath and Wells alternating with the Dean and Chapter
Archdeaconry: WELLS (511)
Deanery: IVELCHESTER (51107)
Parish Legal Name: Kingsbury Episcopi (510506 1/506)
CofE Church Info: (601506 1/506)
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St Martin's : Church Street, Continue to the bottom of Church Street. The car park is on the left under a height bar just before the Church Rooms., Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, TA12 6AU

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