Montacute Baptist Church

  • South Street
  • Montacute
  • Somerset
  • TA15 6XD

01935 822885

Montacute BC

Montacute - February 2020 News

On 2nd February we were delighted to welcome BMS speakers David and Jenny to  our morning service to tell about their time in China, A good number of people joined us for lunch to continue the discussion with David and Jenny.

David & Jenny Mewes

Montacute - December News

   Christmas events         Christmas 2019

Stir-up a pud day     Stir-up a pud day

Christmas Lunch    Christmas lunch

Heather Christmas 2019     Christmas morning

Amy and Madi   Amy and Madi sing at a                                                                                Christmas Service

Montacute – November News

Keith and I were encouraged and inspired to attend 'Churches Together' in Somerset, all gathering at Bridgwater to hear Rev’d Joel Edwards, former International Director of Micah Challenge speak on Mission.

Joel Edwards

We have enjoyed fortnightly Ecumenical Bible studies, lovely people from four denominations, seeking God together – the LICC study series - Finding our Frontline. 


MBC November calendar:

Sunday 3rd November – Morning Service - Pastor Heather

Shoebox 2019   

Collecting our Christmas Child Shoeboxes, and continuing to follow our series on The Beatitudes.

Tuesday 5th November:    2.30pm - Knit and Natter  Knit and Natter

Saturday 9th November: - 9:00 am. We are joining Yeovil Baptist Church, Breakfast Talk: Speaker on ‘The Hub’

Sunday 10th November - 10.45    

  Poppy 2019       Remembrance Service – united - at St. Catherines.  Heather is leading.         

Tuesday 12th November:   2.30pm  Fellowship Knit & Natter

Thursday 14th November 1.00pm - Community Lunch – African Water Aid.  Ring Ruth 01935-823095 to book.

Sunday 17th November:     10:30am - Morning service – Pastor Peter Hedges

Tuesday 19thNovember:     2.30pm - Fellowship - Knit & Natter

Sunday 24th November:     10.30am - Morning Service – Pastor Heather

Tuesday 26thNovember:     2.30pm - Fellowship - Knit & Natter

Advanced noticeWe aim to finish our Fellowship session on TUESDAY 3rd DECEMBER with an Advent event ‘Stir up the Pud!’ afternoon mixing up Christmas Puddings together - with fun and refreshments, a Christmas Quiz, a brief presentation of the Christmas story in poetry – a carol or two to end!  

PuddingWhy not come along?  We need to know numbers, so we have enough ‘pudding ingredients’ – donation invited £5, and you will take home your own little Christmas pud to cook and enjoy – or give away!  

The idea is for you to come and bring a friend so no-one is lonely!  Please ring me 01935-423137 to book!

God bless!                           



Montacute Baptist Church - September news

Hi everyone,

September bids us regather after our summer.  We would welcome new friends to join us, at our Sunday services, 10.30am, please feel free to come along.

Our Bible studies, shared with our Anglican friends, recommence on alternate Tuesdays, 2.30pm - 4.00pm, beginning on Sept 3rd September when we explore something more about Christian faith.

Having knitted a stack of hats and scarves for Mission to Seafarers last session, our Knit n Natter group reconvenes on alternate Tuesdays from 10th September.  We will major on children’s woolly things and collecting items for the Operation Christmas Child Christmas boxes, and perhaps knit an angel or two, too!

On Saturday 7th September, we join Yeovil Baptist’s Breakfast talk, 9:00am at South Street, Yeovil,  to hear Steven Goss on Ceramics, please ring Keith Andrews if you would like to book a place  (01935 423137).

Messy Church will be great fun on Saturday morning 21stSeptember, children and parents/careers, 10:00am - 1:00pm;

Highlight of every autumn, our Harvest Festival on 22nd September, 10:30am on the Operation Agri theme and evening Songs of Praise 6:30pm, plus a Harvest Supper on Monday 23rd September at 7:00pm and it will be all the better to have you come and celebrate with us all God's bountiful gifts. The Farming Community around us shows us God's blessing as we see planting, nurturing and growth.

If you know anyone working in the farming community that we could thank personally and praise God with them for all their work and all his goodness, please bring them along.  

God bless all,

Heather Andrews

Pastor, Montacute Baptist Church


MBC News for July 2019;

Montacute 10.30 Sunday services:

7th           Heather Andrews

14th         Norman Cummins

21st         Heather Andrews

28th         Peter Wilson



4th           Heather Andrews

11th         Alan Rounsfell

18th         Heather Andrews

25th         Trevor Pearce 

25th         6.30 pm Ecumenical Flower Festival at St Catherines.


All welcome to join YBC for Church breakfast Saturday 13th July 9.a.m.


Tuesday Fellowship:  2.30-4.00 pm

Our Knit and natter theme finishes on Tuesday 9th July, when we hope to send off a package of hats and scarves knitted for the Mission to Seafarers.

New session begins 3rd September, when alternate weeks will be Bible Study on the theme of ‘Our Frontline’.

Have a lovely Summer all those going away.


MBC news for June:

Tuesday Fellowship Knit ‘n Natter:  About a dozen people gather each Tuesday, 2.30 – 4 p.m.  There is a Scrabble match if you prefer, or a jigsaw to get engrossed in.  Do look in – Knit ‘n Natter is continuing throughout the month of June.

There’s a visit to Yeovil Baptist Happy Hour on Monday 17th June 2.30 to catch up with the BMS Action Team Mission trip to Mozambique.

Our Sunday Services – 10.30 every Sunday morning, all are very welcome. 

We join in the national theme between Ascension and Pentecost, praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’… and we continue to pray for our nation as Brexit complications continue. 

We are beginning to welcome summer visitors, who come to look around Montacute House, and notice our little Chapel as they explore the village.  All bring a new dimension to our services.

At the end of June Keith and I will welcome all friends of Montacute Baptist Church to join us on Saturday 29th June, 2.30 – 5 for tea in our garden

72 Ilchester Road, Yeovil  -

We will put up a tent in case of rain! 

Just give us a ring if you can come so we know how many to cater for.  01935-423137 or use the MBC newly-installed church answerphone – 01935 - 822885, leave a message. 

Hope to see you then.


MAY 2019

Saturday 4th May -  Messy Church 9.30 am -1.00 pm. 

Organic Drumming will lead lots of Bank Holiday fun for children and parents.

Messy Church P4        Messy Church P3

Sunday 5th May  - Church anniversary,

Morning worship 10.30 (HeatherAndrews) followed by fish and chip lunch (or pie and chips)! £5.  To book lunch please ring Ruth Shoemark.

Every Tuesday, Tuesday Fellowship, knit n natter 2.30pm - 4.00pm

Knit and natter P5

Sunday 12th May

Morning worship (Heather Andrews) Christian Aid theme followed by Church Meeting.

Sunday 26th May

Morning worship (Heather Andrews) Thy Kingdom Come theme.

Thank you to ODDMENTS Threatre, an Amazing evening and story of HOPE

Oddments Threatre P2

Heather and Keith attended the Baptist Union Conference and were blessed with some amazing worship and talks.

Baptist Conference P 1


You would be welcome at our Knit and Natter

Our first Knit and Natter session at Tuesday Fellowship went well, with a variety of projects, including a close-fought Scrabble game.  

Montacute Knit and Natter

Do join us if you can 2.30 pm - 4.00p.m any Tuesday this month.

Lent Project

Tuesdays in Lent: we are offering Coffee and Cake, and a time for quiet reflection with prayer-corners entitled Aspects of Easter in the chapel, 11.30 - 1 p.m.  

Also on Tuesdays in Lent from 2.30-4 p.m. our Ecumenical Bible Studies, commencing 12th March on the theme:  “Life source’. All very welcome to visit us on Tuesdays, and encourage our Christian witness together.

Services for March:  10.30 Morning worship
3rd March.  Rachael Findlay
10th March. Pastor Heather Andrews
17th March. Rev Drapper
24th March. Peter Hedges
31st March.  - Mothering Sunday and Half marathon coffee outside for spectators, as the runners go by.   Pastor Heather Andrews

Community Lunch.  Thursday 21st March 1 p.m.  speaker from Somerset County Council Village Agent for Montacute  Cath Holloway.  Don’t be alone, to join us please book with Ruth Shoemark phone: 01935 823095.

Lent 1


Lent 3

January 2019


Starts A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Please join us for our

Evening Ecumenical Service

Time: 6:30pm 

Venue: Montacute Baptist Church 

 Everyone very welcome 


  Theme:  from the churches of Indonesia - Only Justice  

Refreshments to follow

May God bless you as a new chapter opens in 2019.

BU Prayer

All welcome to join our little congregation for Morning Worship every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. and some evenings as announced.

6th January - Rev. Derek Drapper
13th January - Pastor Heather Andrews
20th January - Pastor Heather Andrews.
Also at 6.30 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Ecumenical Service - Pastor Heather leading.
27th January - Alan and Jenny Rounsfell
Other events:
Tuesday Fellowship - for the next few weeks beginning 15th January, Exploring John’s letters, and a cuppa, 2.30 pm - 4 pm 

Joining Yeovil Baptists on Saturday 19th January for Breakfast Talk 9 am, South Street, Yeovil. ‘Why Mission to Italy?’ 

Saturday 26th January

Messy Church

Messy Church

At the Baptist chapel in Montacute - children with parents/carers welcome. 10.30 am -1.00 pm

 This is a joint enterprise between Baptists and Anglicans in Montacute - once a term - fun for youngsters, activities, worship and food!


Please join us for our Christmas services

Sunday 23rd Dec
10.30 a.m. Morning worship
6.30 p.m. Candlelight Carol Service
Christmas morning 25th December

10.30 a.m. ‘Welcome Christ the new-born King’ 

Christmas Day blog   Luke 2, 1-14.

Christmas Message

Christmas at MBC

Sunday 23rd December
10:30 a.m.  Morning worship
6:30 p.m Candlelight Carol Service

Christmas Morning
10.30 a.m. - ‘Welcome Christ the new-born' 

Montacute joins Yeovil Baptist Church (BB and GB) in their Christmas Charity 

'Samaritans purse - Operation Christmas Child'. 

MBC Christmas Box

Thank you all

November 2018

Montacute Baptists prepared this Remembrance Cross at Tuesday’s Bible Study, reflecting on Peace and loss. It is shown in St Catherine’s parish church where we shall have an ecumenical service on Remembrance Day.

                                                              Rememberance Cross

Sunday 4th November 10.30, we join Yeovil Baptist Church at South Street, for their visit of the BU General Secretary.  

October 2018

MBC are joining Yeovil Baptists for the induction of Rev Dave Hibbin 

Saturday 27th October, 3pm

Sunday 21st October, Morning worship : Bible Sunday (Bible Society theme).

Monday 8th October 7 pm. Harvest supper, sale and entertainment.  Please book with Ruth Shoemark 823095.  Donation £5 invited. Hope to see you!

Harvest Weekend - Saturday 6th October -  Decorating church and collecting old garden and craft tools, sewing machines etc for TWAM.  Please pop them over to Montacute or possibly to Heather and Keith's home.
Sunday 7th Oct  10.30 morning Harvest  Service; 6.30 pm Evening Harvest Songs of Praise (Harmony are coming).

Our next ‘big’ event will be our Harvest Weekend 5-8 October when we will celebrate with services, 10.30 and 6.30, a supper, and a Collection day for Tools with a Mission, please do support this.  Hunt through garden sheds for old gardening tools and bring them to MBC please on Saturday 6th.  Also welcome are sewing machines, haberdashery items etc.  All can be repaired, refurbished and sent for use overseas.  Further details nearer the time.

September 2018

Our Bible study season has started with an introduction to Ephesians, following John Stott’s book Ephesians- Building Community.  Friends from YBC welcome to join us every Tuesday 2.30 pm, together with our Anglican friends.

Saturday 15th Sept, Montacute friends joining YBC 9 am for breakfast talk, and Crewkerne friends 3 p.m. for Abby’s welcome and Commissioning service.

MBC Messy Church Sept 18   We enjoyed a great response to our first Termly Messy Church, more than 50 people shared in activities, worship and lunch, on the theme of Jesus’ saying ‘I am the true vine’. 

July 2018

22nd July - Montacute will join Yeovil Baptist Church for Missionary evening Service with the Chadwells.

All are welcome to The SWBA retreat at Mill House, Westleigh (near Tiverton) on Saturday 7th July;

2nd July  - Montacute ladies will join Happy Hour for Communion at Yeovil Baptist Church

June 2018

Montacute Church Meeting in June took place on a beautiful day with a Church Picnic under the Cherry Tree in the Church Garden

Montacute CM

Thurs. 14th June - Community Lunch at 1 p.m. Book with Ruth Shoemark

Tues 5th  June  - Fellowship with Joyce Craner who will offer us something creativity with flowers.  

What an exciting weekend at the beginning of May: Fun Science attended by happy children, lots of fun and science experiments, lunch in the sunny garden, a theme of transformation, and a little chat about how God’s love in Jesus can really change things.  

May 2018

Saturday 5th May and Sunday 6th May we have our Church Anniversary weekend, which is also a year since we welcomed our Pastor Heather Andrew.

On the Saturday (5th), together with the Anglican Church we are hosting a ‘Fun Science’ day for local children in our schoolroom.   

Please pray for this to be a happy, safe (with an explosion or two!!), day and a blessing to all who enter our building.  Cressida Bullock will be leading all of this and is an expert in her field of making science come to life.  

This will launch a termly Messy Church which is a new project we hope will bring new life, with Anglican ladies providing the energy while we provide the premises.  

Sunday 6th May, our morning Anniversary Service at 10.30.  

In the evening at 6.30, there will be Anniversary Songs of Praise, by request, with chosen hymns.  

We have invited Yeovil Baptist Church share in our ministry at Montacute. We hope to have a real celebration of God working with us joining together as a church family. We hope that the community benefits from this and we welcome all visitors from the village.