Coffee after Eucharist

For those with diaries here are the dates for the rest of this year and for next.  The rule will revert to the old formula from next year: Evensong on the 3rd Sunday Coffee after Eucharist on the 4th Sunday 30-Sep, 28-Oct, 25-Nov, 30-Dec,...

Rode and Strode 2018

Well we did it and pretty much on schedule after 5.5 hours of walking. 10.5 miles up hill and down dale, from Charlcombe to Swainswick the long way – via Woolley, Tadwick, St Catherine’s Valley, Northend, Batheaston and Little Solsbury Hill. Special...

Ride and Stride 2018 – 8th September

This was last year’s party – all starting from St Mary’s and taking the route pioneered by Richard Brooke.  This year we are going to do a walk of similar length but over a different route involving the Lam and St Catherine’s Valley.  It will...

Mwaiseni

30th May 2018 Dear Colleagues Zambia 40 Bath and Wells Celebrations – everyone welcome! Our visit to Zambia from 19th April to 3rd May this year was everything we prayed it would be and more; hugely uplifting and joyous, yet also humbling as hearts and homes were...

Eucharist according to Book of Common Prayer

A number of people at our church have asked that we have the occasional Eucharist according to the Book of Common Prayer. Mrs Carolyn Frewer has suggested that we celebrate St Alphege, whose day falls this Thursday, and St Teresa of Calcutta, in September. St Alphege...

Easter Messages

Easter Sunday What a wonderful celebration we had last night and this morning. Again, thanks to all who made the church look so beautiful, and welcoming. We reflected this morning on the last words of Mark’s gospel, describing the women running from the empty...

Passiontide starts today

This is the lead up to Holy Week, beginning next weekend with Palm Sunday. As usual we have services and events to help us walk with Jesus from the adulation of the crowds to the forsakenness of the cross … and beyond, of course. And, as usual, you have the...

Fascinating talk from a master

It was a great privilege for us to hear Lida Kindersley speaking about her life, dedicated to the increase of good lettering in the world.  Her website is a mine of information and explains far better than I can, why she works, how she works, what she uses and who she...

Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

We already hold a gathering for Contemplative Prayer at 7pm each Thursday at St Mary’s. Quite a few people have asked for a course to lay a foundation for an understanding and practice of contemplative prayer, so here is a four-week course starting on Thursday...