Sunday Service

Below you will find our Benefice Sunday service for you to follow or use at home . You can also find links on the ‘links’ page on this site for other services in the Church of England, Diocese and Deanery.

11 July 2021 – Costly Grace

13 June 2021 – Celtic Worship

A service from Cricket Malherbie inspired by the Iona Community:

Trinity Sunday – 30 May 2021

23 May 2021 – Pentecost Sunday

Here are the slides, hymns and prayers from our service this morning in St John’s Tatworth as the Benefice service for Pentecost.

2 May 2021 – 5th Sunday after Easter

Here is our online service for the 5th Sunday of Easter. This week we are focusing on John 15:1-8. Look out for the crafts that the children have made to represent the fruits of the Spirit on the vine!

Easter Sunday – Online Family Service:

Here is our online family service for Easter Sunday. Build an Easter garden together as we journey through the story of Easter and experience the Resurrection. Pray with an egg and celebrate in the joy and preciousness of God’s love. This service is recorded from the original live stream that was streamed this morning on Zoom and Facebook:

Palm Sunday – 28th March 2021

Our service for Palm Sunday is below – celebrating the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We are making our own paper palm crosses today – to join in please have with you paper, scissors, and pen / pencil:

5th Sunday of Lent – 21st March 2021

Here is our service for the 5th Sunday of Lent, continuing our exploration of Story. Today we talk to Natalie Jennings; Ordinand; currently completing her studies at Durham.

4th Sunday of Lent – 14 March 2021 – Mothering Sunday

Here is our service today for Mothering Sunday and the 4th Sunday of Lent. We also continue our Lent theme of Story and Pilgrimage, talking today to Tom Tame, our local youth pioneer minister:

3rd Sunday of Lent – 7 March 2021

Our service today, originally live this morning. Today we hear reflections from Archdeacon Simon Hill:

2nd Sunday of Lent – 28 February 2021

Our service today, originally streamed live this morning. We continue our theme of Story and Pilgrimage, and hear thoughts this week from Jason Stevens as the second of our guest speakers for this Lent series. You can also watch the interview on its own by going to the Lent & Easter tab at the top of this page.

1st Sunday of Lent – 21 February 2021

Here is our service today, originally streamed live this morning. We start our theme of Story and Pilgrimage, and hear thoughts from Rev Michelle as the first of our guest speakers for this Lent series.

14 February 2021 – Last Sunday before Lent

The Transfiguration

Although not the official feast day of the Transfiguration, today we hear Mark’s account of this incredible story and so it would be remiss not to take the opportunity to celebrate it. Here is our service of reflection for today (live from 00:01 on 14 Feb):

7 February 2021 – 2nd Sunday before Lent

Below is our service today, which we have entitled ‘He dwells amongst us’. The readings today are John 1:1-14 and Colossians 1:15-20. The talk is from Rev Michelle and focusses on how Jesus dwells with is. It is a Communion service with hymns and readings.

31 January 2021 – Candlemas

Below is service for Candlemas, The Present of Christ at the Temple, and where we bring Christmas and Epiphany to a close, moving symbolically from the Crib to the Cross.

24 January 2021 – Water into wine

Morning Worship in the Two Shires Benefice for 3rd Sunday in Epiphany

Below is a transcript of Rev Judith’s sermon today (included in the video above):

Today we also celebrate Christian Unity and here is a link to a special service put together by the Ecumenical group, Chard Churches Together. It goes live on YouTube at 3pm:

17 January 2021 – Covenant

Our service today – 17 January 2021. Thinking about our relationship with God through Jesus; looking at the calling of Philip and Nathanael from John1:43-51.

10 January 2021 – The Baptism of Christ

Our service today – 10 January 2021:

Carol Service

3rd Sunday of Advent

2nd Sunday of Advent

Here is our focus reading for today – Matthew 5:14-16. Below it you will also find a reflection on the reading.

Matthew 5:14-16
Reflection on Matthew 5:14-16; Rev Philip Butcher

Advent Sunday

Our service today; 29 November:

Christ the King

Our service for Christ the King – 22 November 2020:

The Parable of the Talents – A Celtic Communion

Our service today; 15 November:

Remembrance Sunday

Here is our video service of Remembrance for Remembrance Sunday this year. It comes from each of our 5 parishes and memorials. We will remember them.

Bible Sunday

Below is the video of the online service originally broadcast live this morning (25 October). We are celebrating the Bible today and thinking about what it means for us now.

St Luke – 18 October

Today we celebrate St Luke the Evangelist; author of his eponymous Gospel and also the book of Acts. Doctor and Apostle, he is a major figure in the early history of Christianity and remains so today.

Below are two audio recordings – the first is two readings for today. The second the sermon preached this morning in the Benefice.

Isaiah 35:3-6 & Luke 10:1-9
Sermon on Luke – Rev Philip Butcher

Praying the Harvest – 11 October

Below is a special service of prayer, hymns and meditions for harvest. We spend some time with harvest and creation, praying through the Lord’s Prayer, and singing some hymns.

4 October 2020 – Harvest / St Francis

Here is an audio recording of the readings from Psalm 65 and Luke 12 we are using at our Harvest Festival Services this year. Luke 12:22-34 is also the gospel for St Francis of Assisi who is celebrated today. There is also a short reflection following the readings.

Here are some photos of artwork from St Stephen’s, Winsham this morning!

A display of foods from the children of Winsham School showing the gifts as a rainbow of colours. Thanks and hope!
A plate of fruit and vegetables created by the children of Winsham School, representing the gifts of food and the things about those foods we enjoy
The Tau Cross we painted during the talk in the service this morning. The blues representing air and water; the green the land; the yellow the sun and light; the red the needs of creation and all of us in it.

27 September 2020 – Angels and Archangels

Below is the video for today’s online Communion service, which was first broadcast live this morning, on the theme of Angels and Archangels:

20th September 2020 – 15th Sunday after Trinity

Here is an audio recording of the readings, creed and homily from the BCP Holy Communion Service at St Stephen’s, Winsham, this morning; led by Rev Philip Butcher:

13th September 2020 – 14th Sunday after Trinity


Below is the video for today’s service, which was first broadcast live this morning, on the theme of Forgiveness:

6th September 2020 – 13th Sunday after Trinity

Reflection and silent prayer from St John’s Tatworth at the 4pm Celtic Evening Prayer service on ‘Love your neighbour’

30 August 2020 – 12th Sunday after Trinity

A wonderful outdoor Communion at Cricket Malherbie this morning!
The Cross we carry – following Jesus with the marks of a Christian

The readings for today – Matthew 16:21-28 & Romans 12:9-23:

The talk today; Rev Philip:

23 August 2020 – 11th Sunday after Trinity

Welcome to our online service for 11th Sunday after Trinity. Below you will find a video with today’s service led by Rev’d Philip Butcher. You will also find a recording of the sermon delivered today in St Mary’s, Thorncombe.

16 August 2020 – 10th Sunday after Trinity


Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Matthew 15:10-28

Sermon preached today in St John’s, Tatworth, by Rev’d Philip Butcher:

9 August 2020 – 9th Sunday after Trinity

Walking on Water

Welcome to our online service for 9th Sunday after Trinity. Below you will find a video with today’s service led by Rev’d Philip Butcher. It is also available as a text download.

Reverend Judith is leading worship in our church buildings today, and below is a text download of her sermon:

2 August 2020 – 8th Sunday after Trinity


Genesis 32:22-32

Matthew 14:31-21


Sermon preached by Reverend Philip Butcher in St Stephen’s Winsham. Parish Eucharist and the first service in the Benefice since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

26 July 2020 – 7th Sunday after Trinity

The Bright Field

The video for our service for Sunday 26 July will be here from about 11:15am on 26 July.

Here is a text download:

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