Pewsheet 15th May 2016

Re:      Pewsheet for Sunday 15 May

Pentecost Service to be held at Whitelackington Manor Garden at 11am followed by buffet lunch raising money for Christian Aid.



Pentecost is a reminder that God is not bound by walls, traditions or cultures; his Spirit moves like the wind. So it is great to be outdoors for our Pentecost Sunday worship.


We would like to say a heartfelt ’thank you’ to Caroline Cameron, who has so willingly opened the gates of her garden to this congregation here today. Please do stay for lunch and give generously towards Christian Aid.



God, who as at this time

taught the hearts of your faithful people

by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:

grant us by the same Spirit

to have a right judgement in all things

and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;

through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever



Acts 2.1 – 21

John 14.8 – 17


Prayers at the Minster

  • For the next fortnight Pray Ilminster will be praying for those who live in Adams Meadow.


  • For those who are unwell, particularly Freda Cave, Betty Albin and Yvonne Hunt.


  • The family and friends of those who this week remember the death anniversary of Gordon Victor Ridler, Ronald Walter Butters, Peter Knight, Doreen Larcombe, Kenneth William Carbin and William Logan Miller.


  • The recently bereaved, including the families of Andrew Mitchell and Eileen Nash, whose funerals take place this week.


  • The PCC Meeting on Monday evening.


Today’s Services

8.00am            Holy Communion

10.00am          Big breakfast MUNCH

11.00am          Pentecost Service at Whitelackington Manor Garden

6.00pm            Holy Communion

Christian Aid Week

The following week of activities will be taking place here in the Minster in support of Christian  Aid:-

  • Today’s Pentecost Service at Whitelackington Manor Garden followed by fundraising buffet lunch.
  • Saturday 21st May, 9.30 – 12.30pm Grand Pass It on Sale in the Churchyard. If you have any items that you would like to ‘pass on’ please leave them in the Church during this week.
  • Sunday 22nd May

10.30am Christian Aid Service in the Minster.


For offers of help or any other queries with regards to the Christian Aid Week events, please contact Lydia on: 01460 54145.


EU Question Time for Ilminster

Please come and join us for an informative debate, as chaired by Nigel, in the Minster Church on Friday 20th May,

7 – 9.00pm.


The Panel will consist of: Paddy Ashdown (Former MP for Yeovil), Alan Dimmick (UKIP County Councillor), Oliver Dowding (Organic farmer and Green Party agriculture spokesperson) and Linda Vijeh (Conservative County & District Councillor).  If you wish to submit a question to the panel, please contact: or post your question in the box at the back of the church.


Ilminster is a Fairtrade Town

Great News – Ilminster has received a certificate which confirms that it has renewed its status as a Fairtrade Town. We are pleased to be part of this great movement.


Bible Society Coffee Morning

Gratitude is extended to all who supported the Bible Society Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale. The marvellous amount of £368 was raised for their funds. SAH


Minster Meditation

The fifth of our six ‘Introduction to Meditation’  sessions entitled ‘Unity and Community, will be taking place this Wednesday, May 18th at 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Wadham Chapel of the Minster Church.

For more information / directions, please contact Sue Lendon: (01460) 52504.



Sunday 22nd May – 6pm Choral Evensong with the Minster Choir, preceded at 4.00pm by an Afternoon Tea for Rob Allen.


If you can provide sandwiches, cakes or help for either of these occasions, please sign on the rota in the back of the Church.


Exploring Spirituality

Year 1 – Exploring your Spiritual Journey is an introductory year open to everyone. Participants are encouraged to explore their personal spiritual journey and self-awareness, and includes the Enneagram, developing listening skills, experiencing different traditions of Christian spirituality and drawing up a simple rule of life. We shall be meeting in the Old Deanery, Wells, on alternate Thursdays 10 am – 3 pm, between September 2016 and July 2017. Details are on the Diocesan Website under The School of Formation, Spirituality and Prayer:

For more information and to apply please contact The Revd. Victor Barley:- (01275 331086).

Val Hoare will be a tutor on this course so can provide more info and transport.


Advance Notice

The Gibbins Family will be heard and seen In Concert on the evening of Saturday July 2nd at 7.00pm here in the Minster. Retiring collection for the Bible Society. Do plan to come for an exciting and entertaining evening!! SAH


Monday 16th May

8.10am Silent Prayer Wadham Chapel

8.40 am Morning Prayer


Tuesday 17th May

4.30pm Evening Prayer


Wednesday 18th May

8.10am  Silent Prayer Wadham Chapel

8.40am Morning Prayer

10am – 12pm Memory Café

11.00am Midweek Communion

12.00pm Funeral for Andrew Mitchell

3.30pm Homework Club

7.30 – 8.30pm Week 5 of Meditation Course


Thursday 19th May

4.30pm Evening Prayer


Friday 20th May

11.00pm Funeral for Eileen Nash

4.30pm Evening Prayer

7 – 9.00pm EU Question Time for Ilminster


Saturday 21st May

8 – 9.30am Prayer Breakfast

9.30 – 12.30pm Grand Pass It On Sale


Sunday 22nd May

Trinity Sunday

8am Holy Communion

10.30am Holy Communion

4.00pm Afternoon Tea for Rob Allen

6.00pm Choral Evensong (BCP)


Revd Nigel Done

01460 57811 or 01460 250802

Nigel takes Fridays as his day off


Associate Priest: Revd Val Hoare:

01460 54542 /


Church & Community Pioneer (volunteer): Tracy Hallett 

01460 419344 / 07854 489753


Verger: Christopher Lawrence

07894 272 268

Chris takes Fridays as his day off


Parish Administrator: Becky Viggers

Pewsheet Contributions by Wednesday please

Parish office: 01460 57811

Becky works Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.


Becky Viggers

Parish Administrator

Parish Office, St Mary’s Church, The Minster Rooms, Court Barton, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0DU

Office: 01460 57811