Church Services

Timberscombe Schoolchildren at their Easter Service 2021
Sunday Services resume as detailed below from Sunday 2nd april – easter sunday

From Thursday 1st April St Petrock’s will be open every day from approximately 9am to 6pm and in the evenings by arrangement. You are most welcome to visit our church for services, private prayer, reflection, enjoyment of a long-standing place of worship, heritage research, to meet others as is consistent with current coronavirus guidelines and/or simply to rest and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits knowing that there is a loo on site. There isn’t a church car park but it is not difficult to find a place to park in the village of Timberscombe. Our post code is TA24 7TP and St Petrock’s is approximately 3 miles on from Dunster in Exmoor National Park.

If you need to speak to someone, please contact either Churchwarden – John Gratton 01643 841490 or Marion Jeffrey 01643 841500

Dunster Benefice Newsletter 11th June 2021

Church Development Work –

April 2021

We are delighted that work has been completed at St Petrock’s Church after a complete halt due to the impact of coronavirus. The PCC are keen to show as soon as is possible, whilst we cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the beneficial impact this capital project will have both on our congregation and for the benefit of the wider community.

The closed south aisle door has been re-opened with a fine oak door made by Jim Bruce which is in character with the existing chancel door and which has beautiful ironmongery specified and made by Jim Horrobin and Alec Gannon, all superb local craftsmen. A compact vestry has been created with an accessible toilet from within the larger former vestry area. A new mains connection has been installed and in the course of this work a new water connection has also been put in. An oak servery has been installed which will allow gatherings to provide hot drinks and to prepare and clear on site. This is discreet and in keeping with the status of a Listed Grade I historic building. A number of further smaller improvements have been made which will make the church more comfortable for all who visit in the future.

Please note that without the generous support of all our funders and supporters this would not have been possible and we thank them all most sincerely. The PCC hopes to have a more formal recognition of the work completed for all those who have encouraged and contributed at a special service at a later date. 

Our generous funders include National Churches Trust – Cornerstone Grant, Somerset Churches Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Rank Foundation, Fairfield Trust, Exmoor Trust, Ecclesiastical Insurance, Somerset Community Foundation, Magna Housing, Timberscombe Trust, Timberscombe Parish Council, St Petrock’s Fabric Fund, St Petrock’s Bellringers, and many local community donations from those who supported our vision to keep the church alive and relevant in our community.

If you are in need of any support or help whilst our daily routines of life and worship remain disrupted, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will endeavour to assist.

With all good wishes

John Gratton (841490) Churchwarden  Marion Jeffrey (841500) Churchwarden


The Church in our community continues to be alive and active, but St Petrock’s Church must adapt to Covid 19 restrictions as issued by the government. If anyone would like access to St Petrock’s for private prayer this can easily be arranged if you contact either of the Churchwardens. Please be aware that social distancing rules apply when entering the church and that it is important to bring and wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

9th MaySIXTH OF EASTER11.00amCommon Worship
Holy Communion
16th MayASCENSION11.00amCommon Worship
Holy Communion
23rd MayPENTECOST11.00amMorning Prayer
Common Worship
Holy Communion
6th JuneFIRST AFTER TRINITY11.00amBook of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
13th JuneSECOND AFTER TRINITY11.00amCommon Worship
Holy Communion
20th June THIRD AFTER TRINITY11.00amCommon Worship
Holy Communion
27th JuneFOURTH AFTER TRINITY11.00amMorning Prayer
Common Worship

Fundraising at this time is difficult as we cannot all meet together in the usual friendly ways and make the contributions we can to support the financial obligations of maintaining and running a Grade I Listed building. Below is a poster describing a very simple and cost-free way to make donations which are at no additional cost to yourself. It is very quick, simple and an easy way to help raise money for church funds. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Marion Moncrieff, PCC Treasurer.