St Mary's, Stoke-sub-Hamdon

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“One of the most interesting Churches I have seen : containing portions of extreme beauty” - SIR GILBERT SCOTT, IN 1856

The Chancel and Nave, of Ham stone, erected about 1100, formed the original Norman Church which was without Tower, Transepts or Porch. Many traces of the building's Norman heritage are clearly visible both inside and outside the building.

Set at the foot of Ham Hill it is in a beautiful rural Somerset setting and is well worth a visit if travelling down the A303.

Worship styles range from Book of Common Prayer to modern liturgy with a music group leading our praise to God.

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Mrs Lesley Strutt
2 Hamdon Close
Stoke sub Hamdon
TA14 6QN
(01935) 826471 (Administrator)

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BCP Holy Communion
A quiet, reflective service with minimal ceremony, with the traditional Prayer Book liturgy, a short Bible-based sermon and no hymns. On the fourth Sunday we join Norton sub Hamdon Church for their 8am BCP Holy Communion.
Every first second and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Morning Worship
All 11.00am services are held in St Mary's Church (TA14 6UF) except on the first Sunday each month, when our Caf Church style Service is held in All Saints' Hall in West Street (TA14 6PZ), not in the church building. These are informal services with facilities for children of all ages, Bible-based teaching for both children and adults, and worship in song led by a music group. Once a month we hold a Common Worship Holy Communion Service. Prayer ministry is available every week after the service. On the fifth Sunday we hold a Benefice Holy Communion at varying times which rotates around Odcombe Church, Montacute Church and here at St Mary's in Stoke sub Hamdon.
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Evening Worship
Once a month we hold a Common Worship Holy Communion Service. On other Sundays the service is Common Worship Evening Prayer. All our evening services are formal but friendly, with minimal ceremony, Bible-based preaching, modern language and hymns accompanied by the organ or piano. On the third Sunday the venue rotates around St Catherine's in Montacute, the Montacute Baptist Church, and here at St Mary's in Stoke sub Hamdon.
Every first second and fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship


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Hall for Hire Hall is situated in the village centre and is ideal for childrens parties or small meetings. Contact Ann on mobile 07709 609488 for prices and availability
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Priest in charge: The Revd Peter James THOMAS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11009
Built: 1100
Style of worship: Evangelical
Our Patron: Church Patronage Trust
Archdeaconry: WELLS (511)
Deanery: IVELCHESTER (51107)
Benefice: Stoke sub Hamdon (01/361 T)
Parish Legal Name: Stoke sub Hamdon (510179 )
CofE Church Info: (601179 1/179)
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The current editor is: Lesley Strutt

This page was last updated on Saturday 19th November 2016
St Mary's : Church Lane, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, TA14 6UF - Off East Stoke Road

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