Everyone knows that St Mary’s Church was declared redundant many years ago when the parishes of Seavington St Michael and Seavington St Mary were amalgamated and centred on St Michael’s Church. St Mary’s Church is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust which is responsible for its care and maintenance.
Although it is in the care of the Trust St Mary’s remains consecrated and is regularly used for worship with details of these services published in the Seavingtons’ News and on the village web-site. St Mary’s bells are also rung regularly and the key to the Church is available from Georgina Fisher in Church Lane for anyone wishing to visit.
At the behest of the Churches Conservation Trust we have now created a “Friends of St Mary’s Church” group and we will continue putting regular updates about services, events and especially bell ringing, on the village web-site and in the magazine If anyone is interested in having involvement in the Friends could they contact either Ian Gibson or the Churchwardens.
The Friends are those who still value St Mary’s as a place of quiet and peace and the expectations of the ”Friends” is to foster a knowledge of the church, perhaps help in the cleaning and tidying – come along to a service or two, perhaps support the wardens and clergy when special events take place and look after the church when opening for visitors.
There will be no cost, no annual subscription – just time and care.
22nd February 2021