We are a small, loving part of God's family. We worship Him and work with Him to extend His kingdom in this beautiful area of rural Somerset.
Whilst most of our services remain on-line at this time, we intend to hold some services in the building consistent with our COVID assessments and the safety of the church members. The schedule for the services is posted in forthcoming events and on the calendar. See the News section for more details.
During this time of social distancing, if you would like to join our on-line church services, they will be hosted on Zoom for the time being. Email us to be added to the Sunday Zoom email reminder.
As we have moved into Tier 4, the services have changed to Zoom for this Sunday.
Sonya sent out an email which is quoted here:
Now that we have moved into Tier 4 of government restrictions I have made the decision to go back to having the service on Zoom this Sunday. We will still renew our covenant commitments to God and to each other and share communion together so make sure you get your bread and cup ready.
I'm sorry about this as I know it will be disappointing. I feel as the church we should lead the way in making sure that we are doing everything to keep people safe. We are technically allowed to meet for worship but we would have to make very sure that no-one chatted to anyone outside their household either inside or outside the building. This is not who we are as a church. We are a friendly loving community who would find it really difficult to meet and then not be able to catch up and care for each other. Looking forward to seeing you on Zoom.
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If you are in our part of the world, we hope you will come and visit us. Everyone is welcomed and we enjoy seeing new faces and visitors in our church.
There has been a change to this Sundays service, 3 Jan 2021, as we have moved into Tier 4. It will be a Zoom service and not in the church building. Email sent from Sonya on this. The link is here in case you didnt get the email, here it is with the link:
Quiet prayer time before the service Sunday morning (optional) – 09:45 to 10:15
Sunday Morning Service – Begins at 10:30 and usually finishes by 11:45 and is led by our minister, Sonya Setchell [photo of Sonya].
A communion service is held on the 1st Sunday of each month.
Refreshments are available in the old schoolroom to the rear of the chapel after the service.
On the second Sunday of each month we have a more relaxed, café style service with refreshments available throughout and which has a somewhat more interactive format (see below for more information).
TWIGs is the parents, carers and toddlers group run by the Stoke St. Gregory Baptist Church. Normally it takes place between the hours of 0915 and 1130 every Thursday during term time. However, due to the COVID virus situation, TWIGS has been suspended until it is safe to have this acitivity in the church. When it restarts it will be posted on the website and in the Newsletter.Read more ...
For Open Church, the church is open Mondays of each month 10am until 1pm unless there has been a service in the church the day before.Read more ...
SUPA Club is an after-school activity and takes place at Stoke St Gregory Primary School. Due to the COVID virus, this activity has been suspended. When it restarts, the schedule will be posted in the Newsletter and on the website.Read more ...
Now into the sixth year in our community, the Open the Book (OtB) is a Bible Society project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear key Bible stories, from a team of Christians from local churches, who present the stories during assemblies/acts of Collective Worship. Due to the COVID virus, this activity has been suspended. When it restarts, the schedule will be posted in the Newsletter and on the website.Read more ...
The home study group meets for prayer and bible study each Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Due to the COVID situation, this meeting takes place on Zoom. If you are interested and want to have the contact for the Zoom meetings, please let Sonya know and you can recieve the Zoom meeting details to link into the meeting.Read more ...
Café church happens on the second Sunday of each month. It is a less formal service with refreshments to be enjoyed throughout the service. Due to the COVID virus and limited use of the church facility, cafe church takes place as a Zoom service until we can enjoy full use of the church again.Read more ...
Messy Church is an opportunity for people of all ages to come together to learn about God and have fun together. Due to the COVID virus, this activity has been suspended. We will restart Messy Church as soon as it is safe to do so and that schedule will be posted in the Newsletter and on the website.Read more ...
Due to the COVID virus situation, Luncheon Club has been suspended. At the first opportunity to start it again in the church, it will be posted here and in the Newsletter. Those who attend regularly will be contacted.Read more ...
Junior Church runs on most Sundays, with the children leaving the normal service quite early on.Read more ...
'And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.'