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.
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
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
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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
30 August 2020 – 12th Sunday after Trinity
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
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
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: