St Mary's Stogumber

"The interior is full of light and colour... it is all most jolly."

England's Thousand Best Churches, Simon Jenkins

We are an inclusive and friendly church, welcoming to both villagers and visitors, no matter how strong or tentative your faith, whatever your background or circumstances, and whether you come often, sometimes or only occasionally. 

Our Church may be ancient, but it is accessible, and we will happily give any assistance that you need to join us for worship or social events, so do get in touch. 

We have a service most Sundays. Our style of worship is mostly traditional, using the ancient and beautiful Book of Common Prayer, but we are not stuffy. We also use the more modern Common Worship for  alternate Sunday Communion services.

Music is important in our worship, and we have a good organ, talented organist and accomplished choir of about a dozen, who lead the hymns, psalms, sung responses and anthems. But don't feel you have to be a wonderful singer - there are also many of us who are not! We have a peal of six bells and a band of enthusiastic ringers.

After services, we gather at the back of the church for a chat over fresh coffee and biscuits (in the morning) or sherry (after Evensong).

Members of the congregation contribute to many aspects of parish life, including the Stogumber Good Neighbours scheme, village school, community lunches - good food is a feature of Stogumber! 

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like a visit from one of our priests, please do get in touch.

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Mary Duddridge

2 Deane Close

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Benefice Communion

Monthly. Every Second, Fifth Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 45m
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Our Benefice of six parishes gathers together for Communion, normally every second and fifth Sunday (but with variations around Easter, Remembrance and Christmas) in a different church each time.

As would have appeared in the Stogumber Standard.