St Mary Magdalene

Welcome to St Mary Magdalene Church, Cricket Malherbie!

We are the Church of England Parish Church for Cricket Malherbie and Knowle St Giles.

St Mary Magdalene’s is a Festival Church, which means that whilst the church is not used for regular worship, we hold a number of special services in the church each year. For example we will worship here for Christmas, Easter, Harvest, Mothering Sunday and other times as advertised.

This church is one of a family of churches that make up the Two Shires Benefice. You can find further details on the other churches by using the tabs on this page.

For all Baptism's and Weddings, please contact our admin team at [email protected] or 07972016511 email is best.

For Funeral's, please contact our Rectors who will be happy to help. The Rectors are the Reverends Philip & Michelle Butcher, a husband-and-wife team who share the role. They can be contacted on 01460 221286 / e: [email protected]

Here at the Two Shires Benefice, we are an inclusive church family of Five churches. Therefore, we run events across all of the parishes, that one and all are invited to.

For Children:

On a Friday we run a toddler group for all preschoolers of any age, for all types of care givers to join. We play, laugh, craft, snack, sing and read together or not some of our children simply enjoy being with other children. This is held at St John rooms (Tatworth) between 10-11:30 am. There is a small car park and a secure garden for the children to play in. This toddler group runs every Friday term time. For more information please email: [email protected]

Every 3rd Sunday we run a Sunday school st St Johns (Tatworth) at 10:15 am, this is for children of any age to come and eat together, craft together and hear stories. For more information contact: [email protected] 

For matters relating to the church building and grounds please contact the churchwarden(s) of the parish, details below.


Jane Helliar 01460 52929 / Audrey Hinkins 01460 52783

E: [email protected].

Get in touch

Reverends Philip & Michelle Butcher

The Vicarage
3 Home Farm
Waterlake Road
TA20 2SH
01460 221286 (Rector of Two Shires Benefice)

Rector of Two Shires Benefice
01460 221286
Mrs Audrey Hinkins ( Churchwarden)
01460 52783

Our website

What's on

Lent Walks

Every Thursday at for 2 hours, 30 mins
St Michael & All Angels
Knapps Lane Chaffcombe Chard, TA204BJ, United Kingdom
St Mary Magdalene
Cricket Lane Cricket Malherbie Ilminster, TA190PW, United Kingdom
St John the Evangelist
Waterlake Road Tatworth Chard, TA20 2NZ, United Kingdom
St Stephen's Winsham
Church Street Winsham Chard, TA204HX, United Kingdom
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Thorncombe
Fore Street Thorncombe Chard, TA204NE, United Kingdom

Lent Walks every Thursday during Lent, followed by a bring and share lunch.

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Special services for Advent & Christmas in the Two Shires Benefice in 2023. The Benefice covers the parishes of Tatworth with Forton, Cricket Malherbie with Knowle St Giles, Thorncombe, Winsham, and Chaffcombe

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Our parish of Cricket Malherbie w Knowle St Giles is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO, Jane Helliar on 01460 52929 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Ben Goodhind on 01749 588917. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

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