Montacute Baptist Church

  • South Street
  • Montacute
  • Somerset
  • TA15 6XD

01935 822885

Montacute Baptist News

Coronavirus Impact

What sad times the world is going through, even our small community at Montacute is being severely affected.

Following the government's instructions we had to make the sad decision to stop Sunday morning services until further notice. We will review this position on a monthly basis, so please keep looking at the website.

We have of course also had to cancel the Tuesday Fellowship gatherings and Community Lunches as so many of us are in the 'at risk' category.

Letters during closure

During the Coronavirus lockdown Pastor Heather has written periodic letters and reflections for the congregation and other friends. These have been added to the website and can be accessed via the homepage menu.

New Venture for July

As we are still unable to meet or welcome guests into the Church we have decided to make the Baptist Church front garden into a GARDEN OF HOPE and will invite people delivering to the pre-school or just passing by to PAUSE in our Quiet Garden. We are brightening the garden with coloured BUTTERFLIES each with a message of HOPE which people can read and be invited to take away to brighten their window or garden in the village.

Please look in if you are nearby.

Garden of HOPE

Garden seat

butterfly railing

Tuesday Fellowship: Sorry, this is temporarily cancelled

    See separate page for details of our Lent Bible Studies –  Hearts on Fire

Community lunch: Sorry, this is temporarily cancelled

     Thursday 19th March. - 1:00 pm - Speaker: Luke Rees, YBC Intern

During Lent:

    Why not look at baptistunionretreatgroup.blogspot

    for weekly Lent Reflections (one by Pastor Heather)

 February 2020

A quick look back – Our first ever ‘Stir-up-a-Pud’, where 20 people gathered to hear the significance of the Christmas pudding, and to mix one up!  Friendship and fun, lovely refreshments, some carols, and all went home with a delicious Christmas pud to cook and eat!  We hope to do it again next year!

 Thanks everyone who came to Candlelight Carols, the Sunday before Christmas.  Over 50 people gathered, and we raised the roof with brilliant carol-singing as we heard again the beautiful scriptures of the birth of Jesus Christ.  We were specially blessed by Montacute Village Voices Choir who joined us – having come straight from Montacute House Wassailling – and added lovely descants.

Montacute Village Voices Choir, who meet at the church, held their concert earlier in December, it was brilliant.

 Now we wish everyone a Happy New Year, and hope you will join us for our morning worship Services at 10.30 on a Sunday or at any of our Tuesday Fellowship or Community events.

Tuesday Fellowship: 2.30 p.m.


Knit ‘n Natter: 2.30 from 28th Jan and every Tuesday in February

MBC Bible      Ecumenical Lent Bible Study 2.30 p.m. each     Tuesday in March.

Community Lunch: Thursday 20th February

Don’t be alone in the village – please join us for 1 o’clock lunch.  £5 each.  Speaker: Rev David Perkins, CAP Money Management.   Ring Church Secretary Ruth Shoemark to book on 823095 or the church answerphone 822885.

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Messy Church: Saturday 29th February – the ‘leap day’.  Come and have fun with us - Children with parents/carers invited 10.30 – 1, to enjoy various activities, a Bible story and lots of MESSY DRUMMING!  Followed by lunch.  Drumming led by Organic Rhythm.

Website: We are so grateful to Yeovil Baptist Church (especially Nigel Williams) for  organising this website for us.  This will help visitors find us, and let people know ‘Whose we are’ and what we are doing.  We hope it will encourage people to join in, find friendship, worship amongst us, glimpse the love of God.    Still work in progress – we are slow learners! – but please let us know what you think.