Church Services

Remembrance Day 11 November 2020 with Timberscombe schoolchildren and staff
Covid 19 Restrictions means that St Petrock’s cannot be open on a regular basis (as is customary) but can always be opened for private prayer or a visit by contacting John Gratton (01643 841490) or Marion Jeffrey (01643 841500) Sunday Services are as detailed below.


Read the Dunster Benefice Newsletter 15th January 2021

and the Prayer Diary January 2021


Church Development Work –

January 2021

We are delighted that work has been completed at St Petrock’s Church after a complete halt due to the impact of coronavirus and then a slow resumption of the work due to supply difficulties.

The church re-opened on Sunday 16th August for our Service at 11am and remained open that day to allow anyone in the village to visit who wished to see what has been accomplished.

Sunday services have resumed in line with government regulations since 6th December. The church will not have a Sunday service on 3rd or 10th January but will resume on Sunday 17th January.

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 smaller vestry has been created with an accessible toilet from within the larger old 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. There will be no services on 3rd or 10th January but we anticipate resuming on 17th January. Except for Sunday services the church will be locked until further notice. 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.

The new NHS Track and Trace QR App is now available for use at St Petrock’s. A sheet will also be provided each time the church is open as an alternative way to register worshippers and visitors.

Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

6th December Second of Advent11.00amHoly Communion
(Book of Common Prayer) said
13th DecemberThird of Advent11.00amHoly Communion
(Common Worship)
20th DecemberFourth of Advent3.00pmCarol Service
25th DecemberChristmas Day10.00amChristmas Mass
27th DecemberFirst of Christmas11.00amBENEFICE SERVICE
Holy Communion
(Common Worship)
3rd January 2021Second of Christmas11.00amCANCELLED
10th JanuaryThe Baptism of Christ11.00amCANCELLED
17th JanuarySecond of Epiphany11.00amHoly Communion
(Common Worship)
24th JanuaryThird of Epiphany11.00amMorning Prayer
(Common Worship)
31st JanuaryFourth of Epiphany11.00amBENEFICE SERVICE
Holy Communion
(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.