Church

Our Celebration Songs of Praise for Her Majesty is on Sunday, 5th June at 11am in the church.  All are welcome.

Jesus, Prince of PeaceBringer of Peace to our broken world,You call us to participate in the family business of peacemaking,So we come to pray for peace in Ukraine.We pray against those who want to bring fear, violence and destruction, restrain them Almighty God.For troops on both sides we pray for restraint.For those negotiating, give them courage and humility to put the lives of the vulnerable and innocent at the centre.For those who are living in fear, who are contemplating fleeing their homes or who already have, protect them, be their shelter, bring your peace to their hearts.For churches, for our brothers and sisters who are currently stocking up on food, water and medicines, ready to turn their buildings into hostels or hospitals, supply them with all the resources they need as they bring your presence.For families in Ukraine who are already taking in refugees fill their homes with love and patience and healing.For the people of Russia who don’t support the path of their government, protect them from harm as they speak and live courageously.Prince of peace, bring peace in Ukraine we pray, show us how we can love and make peace from where we are.Amen.

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We have all had a bad year: St Mary & St Johns, Lamyatt is no exception.  So if you would like to help us preserve our wonderful church for future generations, click here to make a donation using credit or debit card.  We really appreciate your support at this time.


LAMYATT IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BECOME CHURCHWARDEN AND HELP WITH KEEPING OUR CHURCH A PRESENCE IN THE VILLAGE FOR ALL WHO NEED IT.  If you think you can help with this, please call or email one of us on the numbers at the bottom of the page.  Thank you!


Our picturesque village church of St Mary & St John here in Lamyatt is part of the Alham Vale benefice.  It is set in beautiful countryside with access to a number of lovely walks.

We meet up for worship twice a month – currently at 11am on the first Sunday of the month for a Worship for All service and at 11am on the third Sunday a communion service.  Up-to-date information on services can be found (as can extra information) on the Lamyatt ‘A Church Near You’ website here.

Our Christmas, Easter and Harvest services are always well supported and we like to encourage different people to read or take part if they wish. The harvest lunch, held in our newly refurbished village hall, offers great value and a good choice of main courses and puddings.  For several years we have also held a pet service and celebrated Lammas (the first bread of the new harvest) seated on hay bales in a barn at a village farm, followed by a glass of our tasty Bullbeggar cider.

The church is open to visitors every day during daylight hours. Inside you will find our wonderful collage, worked by a group of ladies from the village in the 1990s. Postcards are on sale there. In the chancel there are memorial plaques to the Guyon family who held the living here during much of the 19th century. Our stained glass window depicting St Christopher, dates from 1907 and was given by Christopher Welch (hmm, I wonder why he chose that subject matter?) Worth looking for too is the wooden carving of St Christopher. We hope people will find the recent additions of the children’s area and prayer table useful.

On the outside of the tower two carved heads can be found.  These are thought to be St Mary & St John, the patron saints of the church.

We aim be inclusive and to give a very warm welcome to anyone who comes along to join us. We are particularly delighted that our beautiful church has been the venue for a number of weddings in recent years.  If anyone would like more information, please contact a member of the PCC:

Vicar:

Rev Helen Drever – Tel: 01749 831053 Mob: 07949 181745

Please hold Helen in your prayers as she continues her new ministry among us in these difficult times.

PCC

Church Wardens:
Anthea Skinner – Tel: 01749 812 103, e-mail

Vacancy

Secretary:

Anna pope

Treasurer

Lyn Goat

Reader,  and Deanery Synod Representative:
Jennifer Richards – e-mail

For more information regarding donations to our church please click here.

 

3 responses to “Church

  1. This is a lovely friendly website! Your information about your beautiful church is very inviting. I have stumbled across is whilst doing some research into the life of one of your 19th century rectors and hope to visit personally soon. It is good to know that the church is open to visitors during the day, thank you for that information.

    • Thank you for your lovely comments! It’s always great to have feedback. Do you mind me asking which rector it is that you are researching? I am always interested in the history of our church and village. Jen

    • Thank you for your kind appreciation. We hope to welcome you one day to Lamyatt and our lovely church, and to see the results of your research.

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