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Welcome!

From Shepton Mallet, Cranmore and Doulting Churches

A very warm welcome to the home of Shepton Mallet Benefice Churches in the heart of Somerset. Our churches are St Peter and St Paul’s in Shepton Mallet, St Aldhelm in the nearby village of Doulting with St Bartholomew in the tiny village and civil parish of Cranmore

We have regular services across the benefice each Sunday and at other times throughout the year. We look forward to meeting you!

is called Imagine… the world we all want. It looks at what everybody wants and what God has promised us are exactly the same thing! 

We wish everyone to remain safe and comfortable whilst attending church, but if you prefer to remain at home during this time, listen live via Shepton LifeStream

Our radio station, Shepton LifeStream is available 24/7 with a mix of worship songs, gentle classical music, and inspirational content streamed to your computer or smart device.

For times and details of our Benefice services and events, click here

Rector

Parish Office

Children’s, Youth and Families’

Worker

Revd Jonathan Hunter Dunn

01749 342420

rector@sheptonbenefice.org

Helen Bennett

01749 342163

admin@sheptonbenefice.org

Rachel Lord

01749 342163

rachel@sheptonbenefice.org

Creative Pioneer Pastor

Churchwardens (Shepton)

Parish Church

Revd Gill Sakakini 

07969 158488 / 01749 880340

revgill.sheptonmallet@gmail.com

<< read more about Gill and her ministry >>

Nick Bennett 07836 246700

Vaughan Ives 07770 523523

admin@sheptonbenefice.org

Via Regal Road or via Church Lane

Shepton Mallet

BA4 5BL

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

St Peter & St Paul’s has a child and vulnerable adult protection policy and we take this area of responsibility, along with safer recruitment and staff training, very seriously. All policy documents

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A letter from Jonathan

Dear Church Family

We seldom think much about our thinking. Like breathing, we ‘just do it.’ The problem is, thinking wrongly has far reaching consequences. It leads to poor choices, difficult relationships and has a negative impact on our mental health. Conversely, thinking rightly leads to better mental health, healthy relationships and good choices. Little wonder, the Bible warns us of the dangers of wrong thinking. In Ephesians 4 verses 17-19, Paul warns that a hard heart leads to separation from the life of God, a lack of understanding, wrong thinking and wrong behaviour. So how can we think rightly, how can we be made new in the attitude of our minds, and live well for Jesus? 


Flipping Paul’s argument around, we need hearts that are soft - soft towards God, His life and His truth. This is because, at root, what we believe shapes how we think and what we think shapes how we behave. If we don’t believe that God is powerful and loving, fear will seep into our thoughts and limit our lives. If we believe that we are only acceptable because of we can do, insecurity will plague our thinking and we will exhaust ourselves trying to secure approval. This is why Paul goes on to say, ’20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.’ Paul’s answer is for us to know and believe the truth that is in Jesus. As the truth of the author of life informs our thinking we will live well for Him, well for others and well for ourselves. 


Learning to live well

Jonathan

Benefice services in the benefice

Listen Again!

Our services are now live-streamed via our online radio station Shepton LifeStream and are available to listen live on Sunday mornings and at regular times throughout the week here

The audio recordings of the reading and sermon from these services are also available to hear again. Click on the play button in the players below.

Sunday

January 16

Matthew’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

John the Baptist Prepares the Way
Luke 3:1-14

Sermon

Tuesday

January 11

Funeral of Ruth Lyde 

(13.00 church service)

Revd Jonathan Hunter Dunn and Revd Canon Tony Birbeck

Funeral Service

Sunday

January 09

Jonathan’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

The boy Jesus at the Temple

Luke 2:41-52

Sermon

Sunday

January 02

Tony’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

Jesus presented in the Temple

Luke 2:21-40

Sermon

Sunday

December 19

Julian’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

Luke - The birth of John the Baptist

Luke 1:57-80

Sermon

Sunday

December 12

Jonathan’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

Luke - Mary visits Elizabeth

Luke 1:39-56

Sermon

Sunday

December 05

Julian’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

Luke - The birth of Jesus foretold

Luke 1:26-38

Sermon

Sunday

November 28

Jonathan’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

Luke

Luke 1:1-25

Sermon

Imagine . . .

Our autumn sermon series which started on Sunday 19th September at church and online is called Imagine… the world we all want and looks at what everybody wants and what God has promised us are exactly the same thing! Imagine… the world we all want is actually the basis of an evangelistic course we are preparing for the New Year 2022.

Sunday

November 21

Jonathan’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

8. Questions!

Romans 10:9-15

Sermon

Sunday

November 14

Alistair’s Sermon 

(11.30 Civic Service of Remembrance)

We will remember them

Sermon

Full Service

Shepton LifeStream

Inspirational Radio, all day every day

(see the programme schedule below)

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Shepton LifeStream is an online radio station brought to you by St Peter and St Paul’s Parish Church, Shepton Mallet. It’s on the air 24 hours each day with a mix of worship songs, gentle classical music, and meaningful content streamed to your computer, or any smart device. See below for the current schedule.

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LifeStream Programme Schedule

All day, every day - enjoy a mix of inspirational worship songs and gentle classical music

Daily at 12.00 midday and 12.00 midnight - listen to our sermon of the week from our current sermon series

Daily at 11.00 and 16.00 - Kids’ Praise! A Bible story followed by your favourite children’s worship songs

Daily at 17.00 - Faith in Kids Podcast with Jam, Amy and Ed. Find out more about this podcast here!

Daily at 21.00 - Instrumental Praise - no words, just restful, contemplative music

Sunday at 10.30 - live audio of our Morning Worship Service from Shepton Mallet Parish Church

Other convenient ways to listen to Shepton LifeStream

If you have Alexa, you should be able to set up Alexa to play Shepton LifeStream via MyTuner Radio as a ‘skill’. See your Alexa app for more details.

You can now download the MyTuner Radio app for IOS and Android. Search for Shepton LifeStream and select it as a favourite. Visit MyTuner Radio on their website.

You can now download the Online Radio Box app for IOS and Android. Search for Shepton LifeStream and select it as a favourite.Visit Online Radio Box on their website.

Visit Streema on their website. Shepton LifeStream is there too! And also on Radio UK - up there with the best stations in the UK on their website and their app!

We’re grateful to Ed, Jam and Amy for the use of their podcast Faith in Kids for Kids.

See the Faith in Kids website for the full range of Christian resources available at faithinkids.org

Policy Documents

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

St Peter & St Paul’s has a child and vulnerable adult protection policy and we take this area of responsibility, along with safer recruitment and staff training, very seriously.

Our safeguarding policy document can be downloaded here

Our use of photography policy document can be downloaded here

Children and Young People Safeguarding Contact

Mr Martin Davis

01749 342420

Vulnerable Person Safeguarding Contact

Mr Robert Goodhand
01749 342420

Heath and Safety

Our health and safety policy document can be downloaded here

Fire Risk Assessement

Our fire risk assessment document can be downloaded here

Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Our return to church (post lockdown) document can be downloaded here

Our children’s and youth groups (post lockdown) document can be downloaded here

CEEC Basis of Faith

The Church of England Evangelical Council’s Basis of Faith document, to which we as a benefice subscribe, can be downloaded here

Visit the CEEC website to discover more.