IMPORTANT NOTICE - CHURCH RE-OPENING FOR SERVICES 12 JULY

St Luke & St Andrew's will continue to be open for private prayer during the week, and I am very grateful for those whose help has made this possible.

You will be glad to know that following H.M Govt. and Church of England direction, we are able to open St Luke & St Mary's Church for regular worship again as from Sunday 12th July for one service a week at the usual time of 9.30 am.

It is important to state that although we can meet again for worship, no one should feel compelled or obliged to come to church at this present time. Those who are vulnerable, self-isolating or isolating to protect a family member should in no way feel pressured to make an appearance! We have discussed the measures and procedures necessary for a safe re-opening with the Churchwardens and PCC and church on Sunday will be different in the following ways:

  • A safe distance of 2 metres will apply to those from differing households.
  • Seating will be marked so you will know where to sit and not sit. Please follow directions of sidesperson; you may not be able to sit in your 'normal' seat!
  • Hand sanitisers will be available as you enter and as you leave by the Sanctuary door.
  • There will be no singing, but we will be able to listen to music together.
  • There will be a simple Holy Communion, but this will be 'priest-only' for the time being. We hope guidance on this will change in the near future.
  • Consequently, the service will be shorter than previously.

I hope that as many as wish and are able will attend. You will have the opportunity to meet our new 'curate to be' Julian and his family, who will be assisting me with the service.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or Peter Hopwood with any questions, and please remember that it is fully understood that some may not feel they are able to attend as yet.

Yours in the peace of Christ,

Martin
Tel. 01761 472448.  Mobile. 07854 273489. Email: martinblewett@gmail.com

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St. Luke & St. Andrew's Church

Welcome!

Priston Church
Priston Church

WELCOME to the Priston Parish Church web-pages.

We hope you will join us in worship at our church, which has been an intrinsic part of village life for more than a millennium.

To find us, see map - or enter the postcode BA2 9EF into your Sat-Nav.

Our Mission

Priston Parish Church is a caring rural Christian community reaching out to the village and beyond with God’s love, inspired by His example.

As a praying and worshiping community we endeavour to:

  • always be welcoming and inclusive
  • provide pastoral care for all members of the local community
  • work hard at outreach to all ages through social activities and having fun together
  • explore different styles of worship
  • encourage awareness of global needs
  • engage positively with charities and communities around the world.

As the body of Christ we look after a beautiful place of worship that provides for quiet prayer and contemplation and a sanctuary for reflection.

Our Community

Priston church forms a united benefice with St.Mary's Church, Timsbury, Camerton and Dunkerton.

The parish is in the Diocese of Bath & Wells, the Archdeaconry of Bath, and the Deanery of Midsomer Norton. 

It is also a member of the Ten Lamps Group of 10 local churches from:  Timsbury, Priston, High Littleton, Paulton, Farrington Gurney, Peasedown St. John, Wellow, Dunkerton, Foxcote & Shoscombe, and Camerton.

The Diocese of Bath and Wells is linked with the Anglican Dioceses of Zambia through which the Benefice has a link with St Agnes Church, Kaunda Square, Lusaka.

Contacts

If you need advice or help with church matters please contact the Rector or either of our Church Wardens listed below.

Rector
Revd Martin Blewett (01761 472448) or martinblewett@gmail.com
Reader
Bill Drake-Brockman (01761 470594)
Church Wardens
Bill Drake-Brockman (01761 470594)
Peter Hopwood (07540 889630)
Lucy Barnes (01761 479817)
Safeguarding Policy & Officer
Mrs Elaine Martin (01761 479506) or elainemartin@me.com
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Ms Glenys Armstrong (01749 685135 or 07834514842) or glenys.armstrong@bathwells.anglican.org

The church is available for weddings.
Visits can be arranged from our team of Pastoral Visitors on request.

Services

Our services are normally held as follows:

1st Sunday in month

  • 1000 Family Service
  • 1830 Holy Communion (BCP)

Other Sundays

  • 0930 Parish Communion
  • 1830 Evensong

Activities

Church Activities include:

  • Monthly Christian Meditation Group, meeting at Priston Church on the last Saturday of each month. 9.30-10.30 am. (See Newsletter for details).
  • in conjunction with Timsbury church:
    • Parents and Tots Group at St Mary’s Church
    • Crazy Kid’s Club for key stage 2 children, at Timsbury YMCA hall
Click here for more details or contact the Rector.