Telling Our Story

Bishop 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,...

Notices for July 1st

We are advertising for a new Rector! Please remember the benefice in your prayers as we advertise for a new Rector. In particular please pray for: God’s guiding hand throughout this time; for discernment for those who are thinking of applying; and for the panel who...

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...

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...

Thy Kingdom Come 11th to 19th May

The 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...

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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...

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...

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...

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

St. Mary’s Chard Annual Parochial Church Meeting   St. Mary’s APCM will be held on Sunday 22nd April 2017 after a short 10am Service. There will be vacancies on the Parochial Church Council. Please think about standing for election yourself or about...

WiSH

WiSH (Women’s Social Hub) At a well attended meeting in February we enjoyed the chat and laughter: it seems a long time ago now! One of the games caused considerable interest: apparently a visitor’s guide to Chard, people were asked to say what was rather...

What Matters? Who Cares? Update

What Matters? Who Cares? In Ilminster Deanery. Around 120 people attended the event on March 5th at the Shrubbery Hotel.  It was a great mix of rural and urban, church and wider community, young (ish) and old. There were such good conversations around the tables that...
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