A message from Revd Annie

Some churches are now open once or twice a week for private prayer – please check the individual church pages. Public services resume this month on 23rd August at St Marys, Stoke at 11am, and at St Marys, West Chinnock at 1030am. We hope to re-open most Churches by October, and will have outside Harvest Thanksgivings in every village, most in September – please check Current Services page, and noticeboards.

Online Sunday services  continue to be shared on website via Services – Services during Covid19 (Click Here) where each week you will find a worship service prepared by members of the ministry team.

Prayer continues the daily pattern of Daily Prayer:

Mondays: Montacute and Middle Chinnock; Tuesdays: Odcombe and Norton; Wednesdays: Chiselborough;  Thursdays: West Chinnock; and Saturdays: Stoke. (On Fridays please pray for the Deanery and Diocese)

I can be contacted at any time on 01935 824167 or revgurner@btinternet.com

Every Blessing


Eternal God
Whose love is unceasing and whose kingdom unending
Grant to your people at this time of change and uncertainty in our Benefice
Such a sense of your presence
That we may rest secure in the knowledge of your unchanging love
 And look to the future with confidence and untroubled minds,
We ask this in the name of Christ Jesus    Amen

We aim
to provide regular Sunday worship of varying traditions that is inclusive and enables people of all ages to encounter God
to create opportunities for prayer and to nurture faith and discipleship
to welcome visitors to our buildings (normally open daily) and to our church services and activities, and for baptisms, weddings and funerals
to encourage children and young families at regular family worship, Messy Church, Baby and Toddler Group, through our support of the local schools, and a Youth Minister
to provide pastoral care for the sick, bereaved and vulnerable
to engage in mission in the villages we serve.


The Parishes currently have a vacancy for a Rector – to see the Parish Profile please click here or to see the Vacancy Advertisement click here. (In some Browsers it may be necessary to refresh your screen, using the curved forward arrow symbol at the top left of your screen, in order to view the documents)

This benefice is a group of seven parishes, located around the famous Ham Hill, just south-west of Yeovil in South Somerset.

The  churches include some 160 regular worshippers who are committed to serve God and their communities.

We are part of The Church of England
within the Diocese of Bath and Wells

‘I have come that they may have life in all its fullness’  (John 10 )

When and where, learn more about us and the types of services we offer across the benefice

Meetings, Groups and activities, find out what’s going on across the Benefice on our Events Page

We would love to hear from you. Please contact us via the details on the Who’s Who page