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1st Sunday 09.15 Holy Communion (Common Worship)

2nd Sunday 18.30 Evensong (BCP)

3rd Sunday 09.15
Family Service

4th Sunday 08.00 Holy Communion (BCP)

(Fifth Sunday Combined Benefice Service venue/time TBA)

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Church News

Saturday 13th December
7:30pm St. Mary's Church

The Stanchester Quire
 ‘Christmas Delights’,
an informal concert.

There will be seasonal interval refreshments and a retiring collection (to be split between the Friends of St Mary’s Fabric Fund and the Stanchester Quire).
All welcome.
More details from Pamela Lewis: 01935-864408 or
Alison Suter: 01935-863810.

On 26th September 2014, the visit to St Mary’s of a couple from Tauranga, New Zealand, researching their ancestors *(William Pike & Elizabeth Harris who emigrated there in 1841), coincided with that of five Crewkerne U3A Filmmakers (AKA Anorak Communications) working on their latest DVD, of interesting stories from seven local churches.  
They show their DVDs to interested local groups (U3A, WI, clubs etc) and are in great demand. The filmmakers spent the morning filming the German stained glass windows and telling the story behind them, and returned after lunch to talk to the Kiwis about their heritage and research. We shall see a copy of the edited film before it is produced some time next year.
*If any East Chinnock resident has information on William Pike (1786-1847) and Elizabeth Harris (1808-1885), Anne McEwen would love to hear from you – anne.mcewen.nz@gmail.com.

Walk The Benefice
On Saturday 13th September, Walk the Benefice started at St Mary's at 08:30am with a breakfast of bacon butties for thirty people.


thence to Pendomer (39 walkers), and Closworth for lunch (33 walkers),
boat across the reservoir (courtesy of the Ranger) for refreshment at Sutton Bingham
(25 walkers),

thence to East Coker for much lovely cake and tea, and finally to West Coker for wine and nibbles (16 walkers).
Eleven hardy souls (five from East Chinnock!) walked the full twelve mile circuit.
Well done and thanks to all who made the day such a success, especially Anthea Lovelock (Pendomer) for her efficient organisation of the event. 
Alison Suter

Twenty-five walkers set off for Hardington at 09:00am,