Welcome to Christians Together in Minehead
Discover how the christians from churches in Minehead and Alcombe are sharing and working together.
Most churches are staying open for private prayer but have cancelled their activities and Sunday worship.
A Sunday Service is broadcast on BBC1 at approx. 10:45 am (check listing)
Several churches are providing live streaming of services, prayers etc. Here are links to a small selection of these:
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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Thy Kingdom Come
We are now into the season of ‘Thy Kingdom Come.' If you haven't already found out about this year's ‘event,' you can access all the relevant information about this wonderful ecumenical prayer initiative here:
If you have a smartphone, you might like to download the TKC App, where you will find all the daily resources. This is a wonderful way for us to join with Christians all over the world to pray for God's Kingdom to come here on earth just as it is in heaven. Please join in if you are able.
Thy Kingdom Come runs from Ascension Day (21 May 2020) until Pentecost Sunday (31 May 2020).
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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, April 2020
West Somerset Food Cupboard Newsletter
Food parcels since the project began in 2007 - 14,157
Food parcels so far this year - 600
As I write this we are in our sixth week of lockdown and we don't know how much longer the restrictions will be in place.
The need for food boxes has doubled over the last few weeks which is not unexpected in the current crisis. People who cannot work, vulnerable people and many families are finding it hard to make ends meet at the moment and they are often feeling pretty desperate when referred to us. It is humbling to hear their stories and how grateful they are when their food box arrives.
I am including a list of the items that are in short supply, to help people who wish to donate. I hope you may be willing to pass on the list to those who are interested as we are constantly in need of all these items while demand is high:
Tinned potatoes, peas, carrots and other veg.
Tinned custard or pudding rice
Tinned cold meats
Tinned hot meats
Thank you all again for your support.
Food Cupboard Co-ordinator
To contribute in any way please contact them by email to: or by phoning 07795 080637
And 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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All local CA Activities, including street collections, will be cancelled this year. In order to continue our stream of annual donations to Christian Aid, Bill has created the Just Giving page ' Bill Griffiths Minehead & Alcombe Christian Aid Group'. Please visit the page, (just click on the link above) which will remain live until the end of the month, and make whatever donation you can to help our brothers and sisters across the world who struggle each day to survive.
Alternatively you can donate via the Christian Aid website or call to donate on 020 7523 2492.
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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
April 14th Rev David Croucher "A life chasing cogs"
May 12th Clr Sandra Slade "My year as Mayor of Minehead"
June 9th Tom Barrett "Large pipe works at Hinkley C"
++still subject to confirmation++
July 14th The work of RNLI
August 11th Elizabeth Atkinson "India; not such a world apart"
September 8th Philip Bartlett "Just in time"
October 13th Preston's War.
November 10th Tom Gliddon "All creatures great and small"
December 8th An evening with the Church of England Ladies Group
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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
Somerset Choices A website for information and advice on care and support services in Someset. To read more - click> Somerset Choices