Pewsheet 29th May 2016

Sunday 29th May

1st Sunday after Trinity



A very warm welcome as we gather today for our All Age Communion Service. This morning we have a great opportunity to worship and praise God as one body and one community in unity.  As we share the Gospel message in Luke 7:1-10, and take our place at the communion table may we consider the words of the Centurion ‘ I am not worthy, but only speak the word and let my servant be healed’. How interesting that the words of a Gentile have become words at the heart of our worship! Perhaps there is a challenge here about attitudes to outsiders. I am sure at the Minster we all try very hard to be welcoming and in doing so we hope the Church feels like home to all!



Searching God,

finding faith in unexpected places:

free us from the contempt of what is familiar

and the horror of what remains foreign

that we might celebrate your presence

intimate and other

and wholly alive;

through Jesus Chris, friend of strangers.




Galatians 1.1 – 12

Luke 7.1 – 10


Prayers at the Minster

  • For the next week Pray Ilminster will be praying for those who live in Adams Meadow (no’s 61-100) and Hither Acre.


  • For Darren Sutton and Lisa Lawrence whose wedding takes place on Saturday 11 June.



  • The family and friends of those who this week remember the death anniversary of

Albert Clifton, Frederick Ewart Alford and Gillian Angela Woosnam-Mills.


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


Ilminster Literary Festival

Running from June 1st – 9th this inaugural event will soon be upon us.  The Festival offers everyone in Ilminster and the surrounding areas an exciting and enjoyable opportunity to meet a variety of    authors, editors, and script writers through discussion, talks and meetings, all at affordable prices.


Tickets for the various events can be purchased  either online via, or from two local shops: The Book Rest, and Just Things.


Joint Celebration

Cream Tea on the Lawn

The Minster Church will be hosting ‘Cream Tea on the Lawn’, on Saturday 11th June, 2-4pm in joint celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday and the Ilminster Midsummer Experience. Everyone is     welcome to come and join in the party…….more details to follow nearer the time. Offers of scones and jam would be very gladly received, please contact Lydia on: 54145.


Wear Red, White and Blue

We would also like to invite you to join us on Sunday 12th June for our ‘wear red, white and blue’ Holy Communion service at 10.30am.


Civic Service

Our 6pm Civic Service will be taking place on Sunday 12th June where the town will be united in giving thanks for the life and dedication of The Queen. In addition, Nigel will be swearing in our new Mayor, Val Keitch, and her Council and it would be wonderful if they were supported by as many Ilminster residents as possible. Refreshments will be provided following the service.


Songs From Opera and the Shows

On Thursday 16th June at 7.30pm we have a fantastic concert at the Minster featuring two singers performing music from opera and shows.


Soprano Roma Loukes trained at Birmingham    Conservatoire and Stockholm Opera studio. She performs around Europe for companies such as Opera Holland Park, Welsh National Opera, Royal Stockholm Opera, Gothenburg Opera and Festival di Cantiere in Tuscany.


Mikael Onelius is a tenor who lived in Britain for six years where he was in demand around the country as a concert, oratorio and opera singer; before moving back to Sweden to study at the Stockholm Opera studio. Mikael recently won Sweden’s Wagner prize, marking him as an exciting new talent. Both singers will be accompanied by Jonathan Delbridge.


Advance tickets are £7 from Harrimans,

9 Silver Street or: Tickets on the door are £8. 18s and under and full time students are FREE.



Monday 30th May – Bank Holiday


Tuesday 31st May

1.45 – 3.30pm Golden Oldies

4.30pm Evening Prayer


Wednesday 1st June

8.10am  Silent Prayer Wadham Chapel

8.40am Morning Prayer

10am – 12pm Memory Café

11.00am Midweek Communion

7 – 7.30 Meditation Wadham Chapel


Thursday 2nd June

4.30pm Evening Prayer


Friday 3rd June

4.30pm Evening Prayer

6 – 7.30pm Yummy Youth


Saturday 4th June

8 – 9.30am Prayer Breakfast


Sunday 5th June

2nd Sunday after Trinity

8am Holy Communion

10.30am First Sunday All Age Service