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.
Ana Lawrence – Rector of Street and Walton
I am writing to introduce myself as I have recently joined you as the new Rector of Street, Walton and Compton Dundon. I am so looking forward to getting to know both you and the beautiful part of the country in which you live.
A little bit about me and the family. Kevin and I are moving from Shropshire where prior to ordained ministry, I worked as a peripatetic instrumental teacher in schools, specialising in violin and viola. Kevin’s background is as a fundraiser and manager, working for overseas development charities and churches. He is now a freelance consultant, supporting churches and charities with growth and finance.
We have two grown-up children, Sarah and Ben. Sarah, married to John currently lives in South Wales, working part time for Tearfund, a Christian overseas development charity and they are both also in the throes of setting up a community coffee shop where they live in the Rhondda. Ben has recently qualified as a doctor and is due to relocate to Cornwall around the same time as our move to Somerset.
I am looking forward to meeting you all. One of the ways I hope this might be possible is through a regular ‘Meet the Rector’ time when I will be available in the village for people to pop in and see me to introduce themselves, ask questions, or just come for a chat. Please watch out for more details in future editions. Of course, with current restrictions, meeting on Sundays for worship is more difficult. As restrictions ease, we are aiming to open up out churches as soon as it is completely safe to do so and I look forward to meeting many more of you at church when we do!