Sunday 3 January

Happy New Year and welcome back to worshipping at home!

Headlines for this week

With the news that we are now in tier 4 it seemed sensible for us to pause in holding in person public worship, at least until after Benefice Council has met and had an opportunity to consider the situation.  Public worship is still allowed, but we are required to do a new risk assessment and pausing to consider the situation is, I think, a sensible approach.  That means we’re returning to YouTube services, as a playlist as usual, with a paper copy included with the mailing or delivered to those who are not online.

So you can find this week’s worship on YouTube here

While you’re there you might like to look at the choir and the Christmas playlists, which have many of the choir carols in them as well as worship from Christmas Eve.

Can we once again voice our thanks to all those who contributed to our Christmas worship.  Yes it was different to usual but it was still very special and the choir’s hard work made all the difference.

It also seems sensible to hold a ‘Zoom’ Morning Prayer each week, this will usually be on a Thursday but this week will be on Tuesday 5 January at 9:00am and we will reinstate Sunday morning coffee, 10:00am Zoom details for both of these are attached.  The end dates are somewhat arbitrary but I hope this gives us some ways to continue to meet together.  I have attached the order for Morning Prayer in Epiphany.

In the meantime I hope you stay well and safe

Best wishes


Sunday 20 December until Sunday 3 January

Postscript: We have decided not to hold a service of public worship on 27 December, If you would like to access the Church of England worship you can find it here

Good morning

Please find attached the bulletin for Sunday 20 December until Sunday 3 January

We still have space for Christmas Services, but please do book
If you are coming to Crib or Carol service please bring a chair and dress appropriately, we’re effectively outside for carols and have gazebos and fires for crib

All service details are in the bulletin attached

With best wishes for Christmas


Jane Durham
Priest in Charge Wheathill Priory Benefice & Deanery Mission Enabler for Glastonbury Jurisdiction
01458223417 or 07421700242
The Rectory, Church Street Keinton Mandeville TA11 6ER

Sunday 13 December

Good afternoon

Please find attached the bulletin for this week

Please book for Christmas services, if you haven’t already done so, the easiest way is to go here

Sunday worship is:
8:30am Holy Communion Keinton Mandeville
10:30am Morning Prayer Barton St David also we hope on YouTube, although the lack of windows can make livestreaming complex.  If it doesn’t appear at the same time, then we’ll upload after the service as our broadband permits
4pm A Quiet Christmas Lydford on Fosse, this is a quiet and reflective carol service and is open to all

Last week’s Christingle service went well and we look forward to welcoming many of you to one or other of the varied Carol Services, once again if you haven’t already done so please do book!

Many thanks, best wishes and stay safe


(I will be away from the benefice for 2 days next week 16-17 for a family funeral but will probably have access to emails etc whilst I’m away)

Jane Durham
Priest in Charge Wheathill Priory Benefice & Deanery Mission Enabler for Glastonbury Jurisdiction
01458223417 or 07421700242
The Rectory, Church Street Keinton Mandeville TA11 6ER

Sunday 6 December

Good afternoon

Welcome to this week’s notices and worship details


Don’t forget the Zoom Quiz on Friday evening, we’ll open Zoom from 7 & begin once all those who have booked have signed in
So please let Trevor Ryder know if you’re coming

Sunday we’re back worshipping in churches
8:30am in Barton and livestreamed, although you can watch any time that suits you after 8:30!  You will be able to find it here:
We will also incorporate it into a playlist  after we’ve finished the service

10:00am there will be ‘After Church Coffee’ on Zoom (details above)

12:45pm is the baptism of Felix Bliss in Lydford on Fosse

4pm is Christingle and Advent Star in Keinton Churchyard, please book here if you haven’t already done so

Please also book for Christmas services if you haven’t done so yet, some are filling up

The advent course continues, on Zoom on a Tuesday evening 7:30pm and in Keinton Church on a Wednesday afternoon 2:30pm

I look forward to seeing many of you over the next few weeks

Best wishes & stay safe