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.
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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West Somerset Food Cupboard, July 2020
Food parcels since the project began in 2007 - 14, 507
Food parcels so far this year - 950
Just recently my little car has been in service again, making deliveries and collecting donations to take into the food cupboard. I am pleased to say that I also have volunteers with more spacious cars who pick up the bigger loads for me and have done a fantastic job throughout the lockdown.
July started off being a very busy month in the food cupboard, following the pattern of lockdown but it has been a little quieter over the last couple of weeks. That has been a blessing as it has given us the opportunity to check through several of the cupboards rotating the stock. Of course we have used a lot but donations have been incredibly generous.
Last month I included a list of the items that we currently need for our boxes, however, this month I can honestly say that there is nothing we need apart from coffee!
We have plenty of beans, soup, cereal, tea, pasta and rice and we cannot really store any more of these items. The fact that we are in such a healthy position is really thanks to all of you plus many local businesses, big and small, who have been supporting us. It has been amazing and I cannot thank you enough for everything that has been given.
I would also like to thank our temporary volunteers who came on board during lockdown when the regulars had to stay at home. The regular volunteers are now back and I am grateful to them too that they wanted to return.
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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Minehead & Alcombe Christian Aid Group wish to thank all who so generously donated to the Christian Aid appeal this year.
The year 2020 will be remembered for many historical things, not least of all the Covid19 pandemic which effected the lives of everybody around the world. It will also be remembered for the outflow of care and generosity in communities, international, national and local across our country and the world. Lives had to be re-set and things normally taken for granted were seen in a much different light.
Because of the pandemic and the social lockdown we were unable to run the Rainbow Fair and the street collections. Instead a Just Giving page for Christian Aid was set up and this raised £410 which went directly to Christian Aid. Many people who struggled with the link to this page will have had the opportunity to donate via the Christian Aid webpage.
During a time of great call on your generosity and charitable giving , time or money, all at Christian Aid wish to express thanks for your generosity.
We cannot know what 2021 will bring but we all hope that when the time comes around we will be able to be closer together, physically and emotionally, to help those less fortunate than we are.
Thank you all so much for your continuing support.
Bill Griffiths and the Minehead & Alcombe Christian Aid Group.
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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
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
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