Regular Activities

PLEASE GO TO NEW WEBSITE For detailed information about services, activites etc, click on the topics on the right listed under the heading Minster or on one of these links
Monthly Service plan for St Marys Ilminster
What's on in January - February 2013
Vicar's letter April
Children and Young People
Photo gallery
Zambia & Latin Link
Minster Rooms Booking

Looking for a Venue Book the Minster Rooms.

The Minster Prayer Breakfast

8am in the Minster Rooms every other Saturday.

Home Groups

A number of Home groups meet weekly.

Pastoral Care Team

Members of the team visit and care for those in the area, who indicate their wishes.

Prayer for healing

Prayer is offered after Communion every 2nd Sunday of the month with any who come expressing their need.


The Choir meet for rehearsals in Church each Saturday morning from 10.30 to 11.30. On Sundays they sing at the morning services (except the first of each month) and at all the evening services. New members always welcome.

Bell ringing

The team of bell ringers fing most Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 10:30

If you are interested in learning to ring the bells please contact: Phil Hope on 01460 55733 or email

More photos in the_minster_bell_ringers

Social events

Various events are arranged throughout the year for example a coach trip to the Cathedral in Wells for Sung Evensong; an Easter Monday walk & pub lunch; Quiz nights; Desert Island Discs with local 'celebrities'; Film Nights; Candlelit Suppers; Skittles Evenings and a Jazz Concert.

See Photo gallery Future Events

Children and Young People

Children and Young People are always welcome at 10.30am on Sundays. On the 1st Sunday in the month all ages worship together informally. See photo gallery july_explorers

On other Sundays younger folk go to the Minster Rooms after about 10 minutes to the Crèche (for tinies) and Explorer Groups for older children.

Prayers and Bears is especially for babies and pre-school children, with their grown-ups and teddies. They meet at 9.30am every other Tuesday in the Minster Church for 30 minutes of informal worship including a story, creative activities, singing and prayers, followed by refreshments and time to play in the Minster Rooms. See photo gallery june_2012

Lighthouse is a monthly Saturday Club for 5 to 11s. Meets the 1st Saturday in the Month. See photo gallery august_lighthouse
4U group is for the 11 year olds and upward. See Photo gallery For up-to-date news and all Children and Young Peoples’ call the relative number on the children and Young People's Page Children and Young People For further information about any activities see the What’s on this month page**