St Mary's Church
We offer a warm welcome to you from our staff team, church wardens and all our parishioners. The seven rural parishes that comprise the Benefice are set in a wonderful part of Somerset, just south of Taunton. The Benefice has a number of very committed people who work hard to ensure the church is always open, even if our buildings are closed. We are committed to seeing God’s work grow and develop, both within the church and wider community. Each of the churches in the Seven Sowers Benefice provides a focus for Christian worship and outreach in that community.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6)
"The parish of Stoke Saint Mary w Thurlbear 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."
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!