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News & Updates

Here’s what we get up to at St Mary’s. Activities, news, notices – lots to interest and inform. You can also take a look at the Today sheet (pdf) and selected articles from our Together magazine.

Temporary Cros


At the moment, the cross above the pulpit is temporary.

We are hoping to commission a metal cross shaped to symbolise both the suffering and resurrection,.

We have  agreed the design and are now looking for a metal smith to forge it.


Women’s World Day of Prayer Rep


Women’s World Day of Prayer – Would you like to be a representative of St Mary Magdalene church on the local committee of the WWDP?  Please contact Marlène for more details.”

Season of Remembrance


“Generally, the church is in the season of remembrance. Our service for All Souls on Thursday evening was very moving. This Thursday at 11.00am, The Dedication of the Field of Remembrance Service will happen at the war memorial outside the church. It will be an opportunity for people to place wooden crosses in remembrance of those who have died in the armed services. Adrian Prior-Sankey, Lead Chaplain of the Taunton Team Chaplaincy, will be preaching at the Civic Service of Remembrance next Sunday. Please note the 9.30am start. After the service there will be a march to Vivary Park where we will hold two minutes’ silence and wreaths will be laid. On Saturday, 11th at 11am the town will fall silent and the Mayor will lead us in remembrance at the Market House.”

Rod Corke, Vicar


Parking at Rmembrance Services


Parking at Remembrance Services:

Please note, unfortunately there is no parking for volunteers in the vicinity of the church on Thursday 9th November and Sunday 12th November due to Remembrance services.

Please park in Canon Street car park, keeping your receipt to claim a refund.  Thank you



All Souls Service


On 2nd November at 7.30pm we are holding an All Souls’ Service to remember those who have passed into glory.

Names will be read out during the service and, if you would like a loved one remembered, simply write the details on the sheet we have placed at the back of church.


Time & Talents Thanks


“Some while ago we invited you to fill in a time and talents form and, although the response was not huge, those who returned their forms were offering much needed help, Thank you so much. Without volunteers this church could not function in the way it does.”

Rod Corke, Vicar

Shoebox Appeal


Lots of folk have taken shoeboxes to fill for children to enjoy in countries where incomes are low.

The return date is 10th November and if you miss this, your box will not be sent.

Thank you to everyone who are taking part and to Martin and Ashton Banks who are organising it.


Signature Barn Dance


“Don’t forget the Signature Barn Dance Event on 11th November at Creech St Michael Village Hall.

Rita and I are practising our Dosey Doe and looking forward to a Fish and Chip Supper.”



Peregrine Project Update


The Community Peregrine project is developing with sponsorship from Coomber Alarm systems moving us very close to our target. We will try to obtain a speedy faculty for the electrical work involved so we can set the cameras up before the next breeding season. We hope to display the viewing TV in the North pew section near the flower prep area. No church money has been involved in this project.

Today Sheet in Colour!


We have produced a colour edition of this Today Sheet to demonstrate the quality of the new church photocopier. The copier also folds (no more work for the Book shop elves!) and staples when necessary. It is quick and amazing!


Welcome Tea


There are lots of folk who are new to St Mary’s and we are delighted you have joined us so we can worship God together and serve our local community.

There is a special Welcome Tea for us all to enjoy on Sunday 29th October at 3.30pm.

There is no need to RSVP – just come! It will be an opportunity to learn more about the church.

The churchwardens and I would like to see as many folk there as possible so we can get to know you better.

Come and hear more about what is going on at St Mary’s and meet the team.  You will be made most welcome.