Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Penselwood

St Michael's Church - worshipping heart of the village

We are holding a service most Sundays now (see details of when below). It is a requirement to wear a face covering within the building if the church is busy. 

The Church is open daily from 10am-3pm. You are welcome to visit the church for private prayer or quiet contemplation. If you visit the church for worship or for private prayer we recommend sanitising your hands on entry and exit.

The latest what to expect document is available in the newsletter section of this webpage. This information is displayed just inside or outside the church door too. 

Worship Services for the Sundays following are as follows:-

On Sunday 20th November there will be a Communion Service at 9:00am

On Sunday 27th November there will be an Advent Evening Service at 4:00pm

On Sunday 4th December there will be a Communion Service at 9:00am

On Sunday 11th December there will be a Village Carol Service at 4:00pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies after the service in the Village Hall. 

On Sunday 18th December there will be a Communion Service at 9:00am 

On Saturday 24th December there will be a Christmas Communion at 6:00pm

On Sunday 8th January 2023 there will be a Communion Service at 9:00am

We are complying with the Church and Government guidance and with a risk assessment in place (available in the porch noticeboard) – if you visit please adhere to this guidance for your own safety and the safety of others. 

Rev Alison Way, our Rector, can be contacted on 01963 33151 or 07515 958988. Our Parish Administrator, Rachel Feltham can be contact on 01963 824503 at The Parish Office, 38 High Street, Wincanton BA9 9JF on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:15am-1:15pm.

Rachel Feltham – Parish Administrator‘s email: [email protected]  or telephone Rachel on: 01963 824503

Alison Way’s email: [email protected]

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength… Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these”.

The parish of Pen Selwood is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer Charles Buckler, Tel: 01747 840377.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Manager, Ben Goodhind [email protected], Tel 01749 685135. Mob 07834 514842

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. 

If necessary please report the matter to Somerset County Council Social Services, tel 0300 123 2224. Alternatively if you have concerns about a child or young person you may contact Childline on 0800 1111. If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police by dialling 999.

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

Get in touch

Rev Alison Way

The Parish Office, 38 High Street, Wincanton

BA9 9JF

Join us for our Christmas Carol Service in Church at 4pm on Sunday 11th December. A service of nine lessons, carols and a Nativity by the children. Bring a torch to add to the atmosphere of the candlelit service.