Following our Harvest Festival Worship led by Rev Philip Wagstaff, we enjoyed a harvest lunch with potatoes donated by Branston Ltd Seavington St Michael, Ilminster (The Potato People). This generous gesture helped towards the ‘All We Can’ (Methodist Relief and Development Fund) who are providing folk in Ethiopia with seed potatoes, by providing our lunch we were able to gift our thanks for the lunch to the Fund.

Thanks to Branston Ltd and all those who provided the lunch, to Michelle and Richard for the entertainment, and all those who stayed for the lunch and made donations towards All We Can.

Looking forward to the Harvest in September


Harvest is important for so many people – yet we have been hearing about the mountains of food left in our the fields or in a rubbish tip because too much has been sown.

How different in other parts of the world, and in Ethiopia farmers are working har

d to overcome extreme hunger caused by failed harvests.

“All We Can” is providing farmers with the training and seeds that they need to grow successful potato harvests.

Not only is potato cultivation well adapted to the soils of this area, but also the  potatoes last longer, providing much needed nutrition during the hungry months. These and other steps help to ensure successful harvests for the future, providing much needed food and income for families.

Their stories reflect the experience of many people in our world who are working hard to overcome the challenges of poverty, which is why your support at harvest time is so important.

Christine Burrell

Thy Kingdom Come

Ted wrote last month about ‘Thy Kingdom come‘ and it will start on 30th May until the 9th June. Each day there is a hymn suggested in the reflection, but not everyone will have a copy of Singing the Faith at home. Philip has agreed that a hymn book may be borrowed for the two weeks involved – but please remember to bring it back at the end as we haven’t too many copies – and you will find it easier to join in the hymns if you have a book !

Christine Burrell

Christian Aid Week


The collection held at the after service coffee for C.A. raised £70.05 and the collection in the town centre on Friday 17th May raised £412-34. This was a very good result for a hard stint by the collectors in cold damp conditions. Thank you everyone who took part, particularly Simon College who maintained the Precinct stall and John Stuffins who loaned and helped put up the Gazebo.

The total raised including all the churches will be known later.

Thy Kingdom Come

“Thy Kingdom Come…..”
These words trip off the tongue as lightly as they have done since first we learned to say ‘The Lord’s Prayer’
In 2016 the Archbishops of York and Canterbury invited Anglicans to use the days between The Ascension and Pentecost to pray for the renewing power of the Holy Spirit to empower the church for evangelism. Since then THY KINGDOM COME has captured the imaginations of millions of Christians in 114 countries as the idea has spread globally.
The Methodist Church has published a little booklet of suitable prayers, readings and thoughts. We have sent for supplies and these should arrive by May 30th for use until 9th June. More details are in the booklets.
Please accept a copy so we all can pray with others throughout the world for the Kingdom to come soon in many a heart.