Groups & Activities

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
re-starts 2nd half in Sept- ‘The Bible Course’

Contact us if you would like to attend this popular course. Two groups will be held. One in the BACH Tuesday afternoons and one in Kingston on Wednesday evenings. Ring the office 01823 451257 for details.

Prayer Groups

Prayer Group:

Please contact the office for details

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.


Cheddon Have a Toddler group on a Monday afternoon. Please 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: [email protected]

Community Cafés

There are 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.
We meet 2nd Monday of the month 2.30pm


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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