St Michael's Church - worshipping heart of the village
We are taking cautious steps forward as restrictions ease being mindful of the need to protect each other and especially the most vulnerable. From Sunday 25th July we have reintroduced congregational singing at St Michael's inside the building. At the moment it is also possible to hold funerals, baptisms and weddings up to the capacity of the building.
The Church is open daily from 10am-3pm. If you visit the church for worship or for private prayer we recommend wearing a face covering and sanitising your hands on entry and exit.
Here is a link to what to expect at Sunday Services: Covid Arrangements for Sunday Worship This information is displayed just inside or outside the door. Plans for the Sundays following to the end of August are as follows:
On Sunday 5th September the church will be open for private prayer from 10am - 3pm.
On Sunday 12th September there will be a service of the word at 10am.
On Sunday 19th September the church will be open for private prayer from 10am - 3pm.
On Sunday 26th September there will be a Harvest Festival Family Songs of Praise at 11am.
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 Penselwood 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 Adviser, Glenys Armstrong, [email protected], Tel 01749 685135.
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.