Church Services

Bishop Ruth dedicating our new facilities and improvements at a Benefice Service on Sunday 3rd October 2021
Sunday Services ARE detailed below. ALL ARE WELCOME.

St Petrock’s is open every day from approximately 9am to 5pm 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; all as is consistent with the latest coronavirus guidelines. YOU are invited simply to rest and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits knowing that there is a loo on site. Our church bellringing team has resumed weekly practices and performances since July. 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 further from Dunster into Exmoor National Park.

If you need to speak to someone, please contact either Churchwarden – John Gratton 01643 841490 or Marion Jeffrey 01643 8415

Benefice Newsletter 14th January 2022

Remembrance Day

Children from Timberscombe School in St Petrock’s Church to pay tribute on Remembrance Day, with members of the PCC there to observe their reflection and thoughtfulness.


Our Ride+Stride+Glide fundraising tandem skydive raised an amazing £3331 for St Petrock’s and the Somerset Churches Trust in September 2021 – a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported this 10,000 foot drop!

Church Development Work – June 2021

We are delighted that work is now complete at St Petrock’s Church after disruption due to the impact of coronavirus. The PCC are keen to show the beneficial impact this capital project will have both on our congregation and for the benefit of the wider community.

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. This was done officially on 3rd October 2021 when Bishop Ruth of Taunton celebrated and blessed the church. 

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.


The Church in our community continues to be alive and active, and we adapt to Covid 19 restrictions as required. Please be aware that social distancing rules do not now apply when entering the church but that it is important to respect the wishes of others about the wearing of masks and the maintainance of social distancing where it is desired.

5th DecemberSECOND OF ADVENT11.00amHoly Communion
Common Worship
12th DecemberTHIRD OF ADVENT11.00amHoly Communion
Book of Common Prayer
19th DecemberFOURTH OF ADVENT3.00pmCarol Service
24th December CHRISTMAS EVE3.00pmCrib Service – outside by Christmas Tree
25th DecemberCHRISTMAS DAY10.00amChristmas Mass
26th December NO SERVICES
9th JanuaryEPIPHANY 111.00amHoly Communion
Book of Common Prayer (said)
16th JanuaryEPIPHANY 211.00amHoly Communion
Common Worship
23rd JanuaryEPIPHANY 311.00amMorning Prayer
Common Worship
All are welcome!

Fundraising is always a challenge with the need to fulfil 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.