We at St. Osmund’s would like to welcome you to this beautiful Hardy-esque village. Evershot is a small community of about 180 people, and has the advantage of many different facilities - unusual in such a small village! Details of these may be found in the “Information Leaflet for Residents”, put out by the Parish Council. St. Osmund’s Church is one of fourteen village churches which make up the Melbury Team. Our Team Rector is the Rev. Tim Greenslade. All information about the services and different activities may be found either on the website www.melburyteam.co.uk or in the monthly Chimes, copies of which may be found in the shop or in the church.St. Osmond’s Church dates back to C12th, and was restored by the Victorians in 1864. It is involved in the Summer Country Fair (fete), provides a Harvest Supper for the whole community attended by about 60 and contributes towards a Christmas party for the local community. Carol singing takes place around the village helped by members of the Yeovil Town Band.
Prayer takes place in church once a month with up to 6 of the congregation attending. There is a soup lunch and Bible study on the fourth Sunday of each month held jointly with Halstock and about 8 people usually attend. The Church provides two services a month alternating with Melbury Osmond. It provides a Christingle service in early December and a very well attended Carol Service on Christmas Eve.A Re-ordering Project has commenced with a view to installing a toilet, improving the lighting and heating, and making the serving of refreshments easier at the end of a service.
Normally we have a service at 10am on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Alternating services are in Melbury Osmond.
Monthly Village Coffee Mornings
These are a great way of getting to know folk. Just turn up and we would love to meet you. They are usually on the fourth Friday of the month. Look out for the date and venue in the Evershot section of The Chimes.
Bible Study group with Halstock. These are very informal gatherings jointly with Halstock which provide an opportunity to study the Bible together. Please contact Churchwardens for details.
Monthly Informal Prayer in the Church
9.15am on the 4th Friday of the month for half an hour.
Messy Church in our group of churches
Sundays bi-monthly 3-5pm in Maiden Newton Village Hall.
Messy Church is a different way of doing church for families. It’s creative, fun and very informal, and includes a yummy tea! For more information visit www.messychurchmelbury.co.uk
We are looking for more people to assist with doing jobs such as arranging the flowers in church, writing pieces for the village section of the Chimes magazine and cleaning the church etc. If you would like to help in any way, please contact one of the churchwardens below.
Mrs Pippin Campbell: 01935 83366