A group of churches will celebrate many of their successes on Sunday 17th March at a series of annual meetings. 

St John’s Church in Peasedown St John and St Julian’s Church in Wellow will take a break from their regular Sunday schedule to look back at some of the highlights of the past 12 months.

The Revd Matthew Street, who is the Leader of both Anglican parishes, says they have a lot to be thankful for: 

“Members of all our churches take God’s call of making a difference in the community in which we serve very seriously.

All of our churches have seen a lot of positive things happen this past year that we would like to celebrate.

 These include the continued development of our community outreach work; meeting over 200 local children at either one of our holiday clubs, Bubble Church or a school assembly; and being able to give over £9,000 away to good causes.”

The St J’s Group has published a report which can be found online on their website www.stjsgroup.church

 The meetings will also see new people to join the Parochial Church Councils – the group of people who work along Revd Street in each parish to oversee God’s work.

 Matthew added:

“Our annual parochial church meetings do have a serious element of elections, annual reports and seeking God’s guidance for the year head. But they also do have a much lighter, celebratory side where we look back at our success stories in the areas in which we serve.”

Other achievements include:

  • Celebrating the historic milestone of the 130th anniversary of St John’s Church in Peasedown
  • The continued success of the Women’s Ministry ‘Inside Out’
  • Supporting community projects like Peasedown’s Party in the Park festival
  • Members of St John’s Church playing a key role in the management of The Hive Community Centre and the development of youth work at the centre
  • As a church playing a key role in the ongoing management and delivery of the Somer Valley Foodbank. Almost 2,000 people were fed during 2023

To keep up to date with all the latest news from the St J’s Group, visit www.stjsgroup.church.

Equally, anyone is welcome to attend any of these Sunday services on 17th March to meet Revd Street, church leaders in each parish and members of the congregation:

St Julian’s Church, Wellow – 10am

St John’s Church, Peasedown – 4.30pm