image of rear of the holy trinity church      Located on the main A39 running through the village the Holy Trinity Church is an important landmark within the village with its distinctive church tower. The modern day church such as Holy Trinity has to work hard at maintaining its congregation and uses as many opportunities as possible to interact with local people.  Part of this interaction is also to raise funds to enable the church to continue to serve the village.  There are regular coffee mornings at the church on Thursdays between 10.30 am and 11.30 am that are open to all.

collage of images of the church

Old and new images of the Church 

It would have been so exciting to tell you that the Church clock is installed and running again but apparently there is another hiccup with electrics. The clock repairer assures us it is only a few weeks away from completion so keep your eyes and ears open.

New things are happening with our eco link with Somerset Wildlife and Mendip District council. We have been given a grant to put in some hedging in the area earmarked for the future so that it will benefit birds, butterflies etc, plus a source of water badly needed for birds and small mammals. Plans are being drawn up and set out ready to go in the autumn. Signs of spring are already showing with some beautiful snowfalls and a few primrose and daisies already flowering. We will be adopting the no mow regime in unused areas to give any dormant wildflowers the chance to show themselves. Apparently, many years ago, there were orchids growing so let’s hope it’s not too late to see them again.

We are running a games afternoon every fortnight on a Thursday from 2.00. This will be on the 24th February and fortnightly there after. It is very informal with board games, jigsaw and plenty of tea and coffee and biscuits. £2 per person so please join us.

On the 19th February we are hosting a quiz evening and this is at 7.00 for a 7.15 start. Again this is £2 per person so please come along either with a team or singly and we will make teams up on the night. No more than 6 people per team. Light refreshments will be server but you are welcome to bring your own if you like.

Something completely different and quirky for your diaries. On the 7th May we are holding a worm churling. Areas will be mapped out and the most worms patted up in your square is the winner. There will be lots of family friendly games happening too and most importantly, bacon rolls, cakes etc. Do pop the date in your diary and come and join the fun.

On the 5th June we will be celebrating our Queens Platinum jubilee with a special afternoon tea. Savoury and sweet treats will be served with bottomless tea pots and music of the era. The teas will be £7.50 per person and reduction price for children. Watch out for more details.

A few people asked last year  if we were going to arrange a village garage sale again as it has been a long while since we had one. We have marked the 16th July as a possible date but would be grateful for some input and help with this. The thought was a £5 donation to the Church for your stall and refreshments served both inside and outside the Church depending on weather.

This all sounds a really busy agenda for us but as we have had no fundraising for the last two years, it’s all systems go to try to play catch up. We thank you for your help and support as we aim to keep this lovely village church open for future generations. Do feel free to pop into the church as it is open during daylight hours, have a stroll around the churchyard to see what might be happening or join us on a Sunday morning at 9.15 for a service. We have been launching a Messy church event several times a year aimed at the primary school age. Look out for details and bring the children along for crafts, games and singing.

P.S.  Our organ was tuned last month after a two year gap due to covid. The tuner left a note.
‘Organ tuned and attended. Blower oiled. Easter egg (now in bin) and tea light removed from inside organ case ‘.
I’m not surprised a few notes were flat but we have no idea how the Easter egg or tea light managed to get inside.

Sandra Gristock