We are a group of five Anglican parishes (Pitminster, Corfe, Churchstanton, Buckland St Mary and Otterford) just south of Taunton in the Blackdown Hills.
We are part of the Diocese of Bath & Wells
All are welcome in our churches, which are open during the day, either to attend services or for solitary peace and quiet. We seek to serve our communities in many different ways, and our Benefice Statement of Purpose can be found here.
Welcome to our new website!
We are still developing these pages and some are not yet fully functional. But we hope you'll still find some useful information, and thank you for your patience while we continue working on it.
What's happening in the Benefice:
Churchstanton PCC Meeting
28 February, 7.30pm, Higher Luxton Farm
Around the Table
A group for all meeting for
discussion, exchange of ideas, prayer and a light meal. The next meeting
is on Saturday 1 March, 7.30pm at Moorseek Cottage, Buckland St
Mary. For details please contact Andrew or Vicki Bell on 01460 234463.
A reminder that all the churches in the Benefice are joining together on Ash Wednesday, 5 March, for a service at Corfe Church at 7.30pm. Please join us and bring along family and friends.
Lenten Study Courses
Come and share a short time of prayer and reflection on the Sunday readings at The Tallet, Moor Lane, Churchinford. Each Thursday during Lent, at 12 midday, commencing Thursday 6 March. Stay to share soup and a roll afterwards. Contact Elizabeth Badman 01823 601264.
Otterford PCC Meeting
6 March, 8pm, Waterhayes Farm
7 March, 10am in Buckland St Mary Church. All welcome to join the Clergy & Reader team as we pray for
the work of our parishes.
Pitminster Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday 9 March, 12pm at the Church
Table Top Sale
The church is holding a tabletop sale in Churchinford Village Hall on Saturday 15 March from 10am - 12 noon, with a raffle, bacon butties, coffee and tea!
Christian Aid Overseas Speaker
Monday 17 March at St Mary's Church, Taunton from 7.15-8.45pm. Christian Aid will have an overseas speaker talking about how donations given and campaign actions taken have helped to change lives in one of the world's poorest communities.
Youth & Children's Prayers
Prayers are needed for Youth & Children's work across the Local Ministry Group. Our next meeting is at 8.30am on 20 March at Corfe Church.
Buckland St Mary Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Friday 21 March, 7.30pm at the Village Hall.
Saturday 22 March, 9am-2pm, Monks Yard, Horton Cross: a morning to engage, inform and inspire from Bath & Wells Rural Life Group Deanery.
Bishopswood Big Breakfast
Saturday 22 March from 8.30am till 11am - now an annual event not to be missed! Tuck into a full English including tea or coffee, orange juice and toast at the Otterford Parish Hall in Bishopswood. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children aged 11 and under.
Corfe Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Sunday 23 March, 12pm at the Church
Churchstanton Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Thursday 27 March, 7.30pm at the Church
We'll be holding a special service to mark Mothering Sunday on Sunday March 30 at 10.30am. By coincidence this is also our Fifth Sunday service, in which all the churches in the Benefice join together. As a new experiment the service will be led by the congregation - all welcome!
Friday 4 April, 10am in Pitminster Church. All welcome to join the Clergy & Reader team as we pray for
the work of our parishes.
Otterford Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Sunday 6 April, 12pm at the Church
Flowers and Art at Corfe
Corfe Church is holding a fundraising weekend on 24, 25 and 26 May. There will be a flower festival in the Church, Open Gardens, Art and Drama in the Village Hall.