Sunday 10 th June

Sunday 10 June we will be welcoming our Rural Dean the Reverend Nigel Done. Please do come along to the 10 am service where Nigel will be presiding and preaching.

Telling Our Story

Image may contain: 9 people, people smiling, people sitting, table and indoorBishop Ruth was in Ilminster Deanery supporting Telling Our Story – a week long programme of free events, facilitated by local parishes that brought together the individuals, groups and communities who make up the life of Ilminster and Chard. Through the week, which was born out of a round-table event in March, the churches were showing that they care about what matters in the area and are making space for conversations between different groups so they can address what matters together. Read more at:  See some pictures at




Monthly Coffee Mornings

I would like to say a big thank you to the Bell Ringers and everyone who supported them on 2nd June. They managed to raise £!70 towards Church Funds and Servery. Our next coffee morning will be 7th July when we shall do a Ploughman’s Lunch, with cake , tea coffee and a raffle.

Gresley Male Voice Choir

A very pleasant evening enjoyed by all when Gresley Male Voice Choir performed here in St Mary’s

Thy Kingdom Come 11th to 19th May

titleThe time between Ascension and Pentecost when we focus on prayer. Please join us when we will be meeting for prayer at St. Mary’s every morning, except Sunday 13th using booklets supplied by the Church of England. Prayers will start at 9:30 am except Wednesday which will be 9:15 am.


April 22nd, 2018

Dates for your diary:

St Mary’s Singers           Tuesdays 24th April and the 8th and 22nd of May  6:30 pm at the Church. Everyone welcome

Gresley Male Voice Choir on the 14th May at St Mary’s at 7:30 pm

The Big Breakfast: 8 to 10 am in St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Coffee Morning: 10 am to 12 noon on the 19th May (come join us for coffee/tea, bacon rolls, cake and a raffle)




Chard Street Pastors

You are warmly invited to the Chard Street Pastors

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 1st May 2018  at 7 pm

in Eleos

28 Fore Street

All welcome as we celebrate with drinks and cake
the last year in the life of Chard Street Pastors

for more information about Chard Street Pastors visit their website at

Mother’s Union

 At our meeting on the 6th March Rev. Georgina Vye came to lead us with quiet reflections for Lent. We were shown pictures on the screen of Jesus and some of the disciples depicted on the internet, with connecting stories and readings by Georgina. We said Mary Sumner’s special prayer together, then a wooden holding cross was passed round when each member prayed for something that was important or special for them. Thank you Georgina.

Donations were given in for the  MU ‘Make a Mother’s Day’ projects, for sending off to Mary Sumner House.

Some people have been knitting garments for babies, including Peggy Clarke and friends. A large bagful has now gone to Musgrove Park Hospital – a big Thank you to everyone.

Our next meeting is on 3rd April when Karen Yerbury from the Diocese will talk about Peace and Reconciliation.

Greetings to Daphne, our indoor member.

The Mary Sumner Prayer, written in 1876

All this day O Lord

let me touch as many lives as possible for Thee,

and every life I touch do Thou by Thy spirit quicken,

whether through the word I speak or the life I live,