APPOINTMENT OF NEW RECTOR TO THE BENEFICE
22/03/20

We are delighted to announce the appointment of
The Reverend Mark Hurley
to the post of Rector of the Benefice of Bishops Lydeard
with Lydeard St Lawrence, Bagborough, Combe Florey and Cothelstone.

This appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Mark is currently Priest in Charge of Swanscombe, Kent.
A licensing date will be arranged in due course.

We hold Mark, his wife Barbara, and our parishes in our prayers
at this time of transition.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – SUSPENSION OF SERVICES & EVENTS 17/03/20 updated 24/03/20

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The Benefice is complying with all current Government restrictions and guidance. As a result all services (including weddings and baptisms) are suspended until further notice. This is also true of all events, groups and meetings. We believe this will be until the end of May at the earliest.

Funerals will continue to take place, whilst observing physical distancing.

In accordance with the Government’s ‘Stay at Home’ instructions, churches in the Benefice are closed to visitors.

The above supersedes any other information on this website. The site will be kept updated when we have any more information to share.

Many of us are lighting candles of hope in our windows at 7.00pm each evening. It is a way of joining together, spiritually if not physically, in prayer for our nation and for the world. Please do join us if you are able to do so safely.

LET THE BELLS RING OUT! 01/03/20

It was a great joy to welcome back our bellringers this morning after progress has been made with repairs to the pinnacle. This was the first time that the bells have summoned the village to worship for many months and it was really thrilling to hear them again and see familiar faces in the ringing chamber.

OUR WEEKLY NOTICES SHEET IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE 12/01/20

The weekly Notices Sheet for St. Mary’s is now available online and can be found under the ‘Useful’ drop down menu. It is normally updated every Friday.

THE ADVERTISEMENT IN THE CHURCH TIMES HAS NOW BEEN PUBLISHED 10/01/20
This is reproduced on the left.
The Benefice Profile may be viewed here.




VACANCY UPDATE 07/01/20

The current vacancy for the position of Rector will be advertised in The Church Times, and on their website, this coming Friday, 10th January.

The closing date for applications is 15th February. Visits and interviews will take place on 4th and 5th of March. For further information about the Benefice please refer to our Benefice Profile.

For more details of the role and an application pack, please contact

The Venerable Simon Hill, Archdeacon of Taunton

01823 413315

adtaunton@bathwells.anglican.org