Welcome to St Mary’s Church, Chard
We are pleased to announce that services are resuming in Church from August 2nd. This is a time of transition so the rota of services is temporary and subject to change. Social distancing measures will be in place along with other guidelines intended to keep you safe during the current global pandemic.
The church building is open daily for quiet reflection and prayer. Please follow social distancing and other government guidelines and be mindful of others whilst visiting the church. Many thanks.
During this time, however, we are still worshiping using today’s technology. The weekly service will be posted below. If you need to contact a vicar during these difficult times their contact numbers are at the bottom of the page.
A service for the 9th Sunday after Trinity. Led by the Revd. Georgina Vye
A service of Holy Communion for the 8th Sunday after Trinity. Led by Rev Ann Kember
A service of Holy Communion for the 7th Sunday after Trinity. Led by Rev. Ann Kember.
Readers: John Rollings and Tom Tame.
St.Mary’s Christian Meditation Group
The next meeting of the group is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Chard on Thursday 13th August at 7 pm. This is the start time so please arrive ten minutes earlier in order to be seated according to latest distancing regulations.
The meditation will begin with a short reading followed by twenty minutes of silent contemplative prayer [also known as meditation].
We have a small dedicated group but if you have never experienced this before, do not be afraid to try something new. You will be made welcome and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have [another reason I ask you to arrive early as we aim to begin at 7 pm.
We will be meeting in this way once a month initially but that may change to more frequent meetings if sufficient interest is shown. We also have a monthly Zoom meditation on the fortnight in between the physical meetings at St Mary’s.
Some people may only be able to attend the Zoom meetings. If so, please contact me to gain further information and to add your name to the contact list in advance.
If you wish to discuss anything about this please feel free to contact me on 07922 173850. Meanwhile, I look forward to welcoming you to our meeting. Please let me know if you wish to attend so that appropriate seating may be made available.
The Revd Ann Kember 12th July, 2020
The Revd Georgina Vye July 5th, 2020
The Revd Ann Kember Leads Holy Communion for June 28th, 2020
Revd Georgina Vye leads Fathers Day Service
Please join me, the Reverend Katharine Hawksley, for my last service at St Mary’s Chard and the Benefice
Trinity Sunday Service with Revd ann kember
Pentecost Sunday with Revd Georgina Vye
Service of Holy Communion for the Sunday after Ascension
Rogation Sunday with the Revd Georgina Vye
Revd Katharine Hawksley – May 10th, 2020
A short service for VE day
Holy Communion with Rev Ann Kember May 3rd, 2020
Ann Kember: Taize Service May 2nd, 2020
Revd Georgina Vye shares Holy Communion from her garden on 26/4/20
19/4/20 Revd Katharine shares Holy Communion from her home.
Easter Sunday Celebration
Easter Communion with Rev Ann Kember
Easter Sunrise Reflection
Good Friday -the final hour
St Matthew’s Passion Recorded for Palm Sunday 2020 with REv Georgina Vye
Passion Sunday Service with the Revd Katharine Hawksley March 29th, 2020
Who to Contact
Revd. Ann Kember 01460 351521
Parish Administrator Anne Perez 01460 67867
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays,Wednesdays
9:00am to 12:00pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Officer Peter Stefanovic 01460 68211