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
1st & 3rd Monday of each month:- 7.30 – 9pm
Next Dates: Feb 3rd; Feb 17th
and March 2nd; March 16th at:
The Vicarage, Kingston
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month:– 7.30-9pm
Next Dates: Feb 5th; Feb 19th
and March 4th; March 18th at:
4 Garden Close, Northwalls Grange, Cheddon.
Groups meet twice a month.
Both groups will be using the same material.
Telephone Benefice Office for more details:
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
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
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.
Meeting most months, with everything from organised trips and outings to more informal meet-ups for food and drink.
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.
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.
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.
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 to participate and new members are 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!