Welcome to Christians Together in Minehead
Discover how the christians from churches in Minehead and Alcombe are sharing and working together.
Our Churches are gradually re-opening for live services.
For details please refer to the individual church's website:
Or try a Google search for Church Services online UK
We hope you'll visit our forthcoming events and joint services when life returns to normal, when you will be able to read the What's on in Minehead section and read below for details of our special events and Services
To find out about our individual churches and service times please click Churches
New on our website:
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and on the advice of the UK government, many of the activities listed below have been suspended.
Please contact the organisers if in doubt
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Christian Aid Week May 10th - 16th
Covid19 rules prevent us this year again from having our usual collection activities but that does not mean we can ignore the needs of others who have benefitted from our past activities.Whereas life in our country has been difficult for everybody over the last year at least we can ease our mood with a lovely cup of tea or coffee. Imagine however that you cannot make that drink because you have no fresh water unless you walk several miles to fill a water container and then repeat the distance back home with your water. That is precisely what people in poorer countries have to do every day.
Donations to Christian Aid could help to fund the drilling of fresh water Wells near the villages in greatest need. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms. Every envelope. Every gift. Every challenge can change lives.
During Christian Aid Week this year please think of others who do not have the advantages we all take for granted and make a donation of whatever you can afford.
To donate in support of those who are less fortunate than we, please
visit the Facebook page 'Christian Aid in Minehead'
find the Justgiving link and make a donation,
make a donation via your local church or
visit Christian Aid's national website www.caweek.org and follow the links to the correct page.
Minehead and Alcombe Christian Aid Group
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Citizens Advice West Somerset can be contacted anytime 24/7-leave a message if the phone is not answered. For further information, visit the website: www.westsomersetadvice.org.uk
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West Somerset Food Cupboard, May 2021
Food parcels since the project began in 2007 - 16000
Food parcels so far this year - 480
This newsletter is slightly different because I am saying goodbye to the food cupboard this month. As many of you will know I have been appointed as Rector of Porlock and Porlock Weir with Stoke Pero, Selworthy and Luccombe and so I must relinquish my role as co-ordinator of the food cupboard. I have been the co-odinator for the last four and a half years and have thoroughly enjoyed the work and meeting so many lovely people.
While I am leaving, of course the food cupboard will continue its work without interruption. For the time being Ali Sanderson will be taking over the role of co-ordinator, ably supported by the regular volunteers. Currently Ali is also being contracted by the church to undertake research into how the food cupboard operates alongside other agencies in the area and how this work can be sustained and developed appropriately for the future
The overwhelming kindness of those who donate items means that, at the moment, we have cupboards full to overflowing! There are no shortages from our list and actually we really need to use up some of the stock that we have. Currently demand for food boxes is relatively low so we are not using up our stock very quickly.
I am sad to be leaving, especially at a time when there is the potential for developments in new directions but I will continue to support the work of the food cupboard, even if it is in a less "hands on" capacity and I hope you will too. Thank you all for the tremendous support that I have received personally over the last four and a half years. Finally, a heartfelt thank you to all those who have worked as volunteers in my time at the food cupboard and those who work behind the scenes as trustees. You are the ones who make this work possible and successful! THANK YOU!
Co-ordinator (now signing off!)
To contribute in any way please contact them by email to: , phone 07795 080637 or use FaceBook message
The food cupboard has a Facebook page. If you are Facebook user please look for ‘W S Food Cupboard' and if possible like and share so that it is seen as widely as possible.
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Exmoor Youth Project
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‘SOUPER’ LUNCHES IN MINEHEAD
On the second Wednesday of each month, a ‘Souper’ Lunch is held in the Hall of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Townsend Road, Minehead. This is a local community function and all are welcome.
Doors are open at 12 noon with soups served from 12.15pm onwards.
Lunch consists of a variety of soups, rolls and butter, followed by a selection of desserts and coffee or tea. Lunchers are asked to make an offering of £5. Proceeds are donated to support Church and local charities.
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MINEHEAD MEN'S FELLOWSHIP
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Please join us for a Community Meal
MINEHEAD COMMUNITY SUPPER
Come and share with us a delicious two course supper giving you the
opportunity to see what we offer at our community meal. This normally
takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month between 5pm and 6pm at The Beach Hotel, Minehead, and is attended by those who have been given a free meal voucher by local support agencies thereby giving them the opportunity to engage with others and enjoy a heart-warming healthy supper in pleasant surroundings.
To enable us to offset these costs we encourage the general public
to join us at this time and donate £5.00 for their supper.
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Employment Community Hub
The new Employment Communitee Hubs are currently in need of volunteers especially in Williton and Minehead. Could you help to support people with job searching, CV writing, completing applications and preparing for interviews or even the importance of confidence building? For details please contact Colleen Blake by email to
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Minehead Street Pastors:
Will you Join us?
School and Street Pastors are fully trained volunteers from all the churches of Minehead. It is drawing us closer together through prayer and action.
We are always looking for more people. Why not come along as an Observer to see what it is like?
Contact Audrey Williams for further information:
For more information click> Minehead Street Pastors
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