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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 Christmas 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

An anchor for the soul


Dear Church Family

A new variant of the Covid virus was not unexpected but the emergence of Omicron has, once again, brought uncertainty into our lives. Like seasick passengers, we need to focus on something rock solid. Like those adrift, we need an anchor to keep us in the storm. The writer of Hebrews offers us just such an anchor.

17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:17-19

Notice that that basis for the security of our souls is the unchanging character of God. It is upon the unchanging nature of His covenant promise and the oath He swore by His own name that we can rest secure even in the bitterest of storms. 

As we look ahead to Christmas, remember that the coming of Jesus is the fulfilment of His promise to send a Saviour. Hold fast with all your might, assured that, as an ‘heir,’ His grip on you is greater than yours on Him. 

Storms and tempests come into every life. Whatever you are facing, you ‘. . . have this hope [Jesus] as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.’ 


Hold Fast
Jonathan

Christmas services in the benefice

Shepton Mallet 

5th December - Morning Worship at 10.30

12th December - Holy Communion at 10.30

19th December - Morning Worship at 10.30

15.30 Christingle

18.00 Carol Service

24th December - Nativity Services - 4pm and 6pm 

Midnight Communion at 11:30 

25th December - Family Communion at 10:30

26th December - Said Holy Communion at 10:30


Doulting

5th December - Holy Communion at 11:00

12th December - Family Service at 11:00

19th December - Carols by Candlelight at 18:00

24th December - Christingle at 16:00

25th December - Family Communion at 11:00


Cranmore

5th December - Telephone Service at 09:30

12th December - Holy Communion at 09:30

19th December - Christingle at 17:00 in the Memorial Hall

Outdoor Carol Service at 18:00

24th December - Crib Service at 18:00

25th December - Family Communion at 09:30


If you’re unable to come to Church this Christmas, the link here will take you to Youtube where you can watch our on-line services that were produced last year during the Christmas lockdown.

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

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

Sunday

November 7

Jonathan’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

7. Purpose - Christians are God’s people loving and witnessing as we wait for God’s new world

Acts 1:1-11and Acts 2:14-24 and Acts 2:32-47

Bible reading and sermon

Sunday

October 31

Jonathan’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

6. Person - Jesus is the way into God’s perfect world

Isaiah 53:1-13 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Bible reading and sermon

Full Service

Sunday

October 24

Julian’s Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

5. Powerless - We are powerless to produce a perfect world ourselves

Nehemiah 9:5-31 and Ezekiel 36:22-27 and John 14:1-7

Bible reading and sermon

Sunday

October 17

Jonathan’ Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

4. Promise - God promises to fix the world’s problems Himself

Genesis 12:1-7, 10-20 and 15:1-6

Bible reading and sermon

Sunday

October 10

Jonathan’ Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

3. Problem - We have spoiled God’s good world - Genesis 1:26-2:1 3:1-15

Bible reading and sermon

Sunday

October 3

Chris’ Sermon 

(10.30 church service)

Harvest Service - Luke 12:13-34

Bible reading and sermon

Shepton LifeStream

Inspirational Radio, all day every day

(see the programme schedule below)

Click above to play

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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.