Upcoming Events and News
Welcome to The Benefice of The Huntspills and Mark.
Services are moving back to church buildings with some recording available later. Please only come to church if or when it is safe for you to do so. We will be following government guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible, including 2m distancing, hand-sanitising, wearing face coverings (unless medical dispensations) and will not be singing or sharing a common cup.
In addition to the schedule of events shown on the right, you can find further details about upcoming events below and a monthly calendar at the bottom of this page.
If you are looking for videos of past services see our Video & Zoom page
If you are looking for social events planned for the year ahead visit our Social Calendar page
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Thy Kingdom Come
Launched in 2016, Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus Thy Kingdom Come
This year there is a special digital Family Prayer Adventure Map Map of Panda House pdf
There is also a free Daily Prayer app Daily Prayer app
You can learn more about this from The Archbishop of Canterbury Watch Digital Family Prayer Video
The ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer: Almighty God, your ascended Son has sent us into the world to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
- Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
- Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
- Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness
Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, you are invited to take part – along with churches from over 80 different denominations & traditions in nearly 90% of countries (172) around the world.
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby
Bishop Peter Hancock
We are sad to have received notification that Bishop Peter Hancock will be retiring.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his wife Jane, and all their family as they focus upon his ongoing medical treatment and care.
Bishop Peter has been our Diocesan Bishop for the past seven years, contributing hugely at national and local level. We will miss him very much and send our love and best wishes to him.
Gracious and loving God,
We give thanks for the ministry of Bishop Peter in this our Diocese of Bath and Wells: for his wise leadership, for his gentle pastoral care for all those entrusted to his charge, for his integrity and his faithfulness, and for all that he has given to so many over the past seven years.
You have brought him through these challenging months of sickness and treatment, and we give thanks for strength recovered and for hope renewed.
As we learn with deep sadness that he must lay aside his duties as our Bishop, we pray for your blessing on him and Jane as they look to the future:
Enfold them in your love, fill them with your peace, and give them the strength they need to move through this time of transition and letting go.
Give them the assurance that you will always hold them fast, that this time of loss may, through your grace, become a discovery of knowing you more deeply, serving you in new ways, and delighting in the life of their family.
And we pray for our Diocese at this time, especially for Bishop Ruth, that you will give us patience and discernment as we seek the way forward, vision for the future, unity to support one another in uncertain times, and trust in your loving purposes for us all.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We welcome Reverend Christine Judson as Rector of the Benefice of The Huntspills and Mark. Why not watch her online Licensing service and find out all about her.
Recordings of past services and Zoom details can be accessed via relevant links on our Video & Zoom page.
Now we are back in church buildings, we have monthly recordings of services held at Mark Church. We are also exploring the possibility of a monthly Zoom gathering and other ways of continuing with this exciting new media.
The Huntspill News
In line with Covid Guidance, it has been decided to produce electronic editions of The Huntspill News until further notice.
St Peter and All Hallows Church receives grants
All Social Events suspended until further notice
Why not check out our Gallery page and discover all the exciting things that have happened