St John the Baptist
Welcome to St John's!
Our church is now open daily during daylight hours. Church services in our benefice will begin again, carefully, on Palm Sunday 28th March at 10am with a celebration of Holy Communion in Muchelney church. All welcome but please be aware numbers permitted are limited, all should wear a face covering and use hand sanitiser on entry. For other services here and in the benefice, please look at 'Services and Events' - calendar section.
Before the pandemic struck, Pitney had a lively church with a weekly 'Sunday Club' for children which meets in term time - sometimes outdoors! Services are contemporary language; the first Sunday of the month is a family time - variations have been Messy Church, 'Sunday Supplement' looking with a Christian slant at the newspapers or even a BBQ at a farm. At other times we use a Common Worship Form 1 for most of our services, although we have occasional 'Taize' style services or discussions.
Harvest Festival is celebrated on a farm with piles of grain as a background, and Rogation Sunday includes a prayer walk around the village, sometimes concluding with an open air Communion service. A Bible Study group meets most Tuesdays.
The church community runs occasional Friday Feasts for the village, and a monthly parent and toddler group in the village hall.
"The parish of Pitney 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."