We are constantly seeking ways to share the Good News and reach out into our wider community with Christ’s love. We keep our building open during the day for prayer and for visitors.
Cheddon Fitzpaine parish extends from Hestercombe Gardens, (attracting 100,000+ visitors in 2016) to the Taunton & Bridgwater Canal. Most of the land south of the church is being developed with new housing. We see this as a huge opportunity to welcome our new parishioners. We are soon expecting over 600 new homes, with shops and a new (2nd) primary school. Our population will more than double.
Our thriving CE Primary School has excellent links with the church, having workshops and regular services in our building. We are delighted the Benefice Messy Church is held in The Memorial Hall.
The popular “Memorial Hall” also hosts the Parish Council, annual flower show, the “Cheddoners” amateur dramatics, etc. Volunteers from the Benefice, and the Hall committee, run the well attended film club. Good community relationships between Church, School, Parish Council and Hall, draw more people into our worshipping life.
Our newly commissioned Lay Pastoral Assistant heads up the Pastoral Care team. Our enthusiastic band of bell-ringers ring across the Benefice and join in the life of the churches. Our church and churchyard working parties are well supported by many from the fringes of church community.