Groups & Activities

ALL Groups are currently suspended except Bible Study (see below)

Advent – study groups and/or personal study book
Following CWR books ‘Journey to Christmas’
All Groups will be on Zoom only – we will e-mail those attending the relevant link for their group.
Monday afternoon 2pm – 30 Nov, 7th, 14th, 21st Dec
Tuesday 5.00pm – 1st, 8th, 15th Dec
Wednesday 7.30pm – Home Group 2nd, 9th, 16th Dec
please contact the office if you would like to participate or would like a book to study yourself at home.

As well as Sunday worship, we encourage everyone to get involved in living out their faith in all sorts of ways. The South Quantock Benefice plays a vital and visible role in the local community. We lead some groups and activities (from Bible study to pop-up play sessions) host others and support and join in many other local initiatives. Further information about each group and activity can be found by clicking on the image that accompanies each one.

For more information on any group please contact the office 01823 451257

Bible Study Groups
Contact us for Zoom details during the Coronavirus lockdown

Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm on Zoom
The South Quantock Benefice are inviting you to join in with a free online eight week prayer course. As we journey together through The Lord’s Prayer

The Prayer Course

This course offers a space to grow and deepen our prayer life as individuals and as a community. We will meet on zoom 7.30 -9pm each Wednesday 9th September to 28th October. Each session will consist of an introduction, watching a video, sharing in a discussion and time of prayer. To book your place please contact Rev Tracey 07854 489753 or for more information about the course please look online at:

Prayer Groups

2nd & 4th Weds of each month at 6.30pm – 7.15pm
Held in the Benefice Office, Kingston St Mary. TA2 8HW

2nd Weds : Meditation Prayer
4th Weds : Healing Prayer

Pastoral Care, Visiting and Prayer

We have a team of volunteers across the Benefice who care for and visit those in need. We also offer prayer for those who desire it.


Meeting twice a month, with a mix of story, song, craft and refreshments, our Sunday Seedlings service is aimed precisely at this age group.
Cheddon have a weekly Thursday group for carers/toddlers meeting for ‘Take 5’ various activities each week. See information

Kingston St. Mary Church also hosts a weekly playgroup

Little Seedlings

School’s Work

With links to most of the six schools in the benefice, we host visits to churches; lead collective worship; lead class workshops; form part of school Ethos Committees; mentor children, and support their work in many other ways too.

Men’s Group

Meeting most months, with everything from organised trips and outings to more informal meet-ups for food and drink. Contact jim for more information:

Community Cafés

We are active in running two pop-up cafés during term-time in both West Monkton (weekly) and Cheddon Fitzpaine (monthly).

Church members also provide active support for a further once-a-month café that meets in Kingston St. Mary Village Hall.

Community Events

From time to time, the team organise events within our local communities. These range in scope and size, from small pop-up play sessions to larger-scale family fun days and community picnics. Click on the image for a gallery of what we’ve been up to and news of any forthcoming events.

Walking Group & Heritage Trail

Situated in the beautiful Quantocks and the foothills and having four church buildings of historic interest as well as nationally important gardens within the benefice boundaries, a Heritage Trail was developed to provide walking and cycling routes. Walking groups also exist to improve health and build community as we explore the beautiful place in which we live.

Mothers’ Union

The Benefice hosts a meeting for a local group, which is connected to the Diocesan Mothers’ Union and part of an international movement which seeks to actively support families and communities in need. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be a mother or even female. New members always welcomed.


All four of our churches have teams of bell-ringers and always welcome new members. You are very welcome to come and watch. New friendships and challenges await you!

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