The church of St Michael the Archangel

Please note: the APCM is to be held in the Church on  9th May 2021 at
10.30am

Thursday prayer group 10am every weekAll welcome
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The Bishop of Crediton, Patrons and Parish Representatives are delighted to announce that, subject to the completion of the statutory formalities, an offer of the post of Priest in Charge (Team Rector designate) in the Haldon Mission Community has been made to The Rev’d Carol Amanda Green, who is currently Priest in Charge of Mere with West Knoyle and Maiden Bradley in the Diocese of Salisbury and that offer has been accepted. Her licensing by the Bishop of Exeter will be on a date and at a venue to be announced.

Carol writes:-

Dear Friends,

I will be very sorry to leave this Benefice after 8 1/2 years service here but am looking forward to a new challenge.  I have met many really lovely people and had tremendous support in ministry here.  My final service will be at 10.30am on Sunday 23rd May.  With love and prayers for your continued wellbeing

Rev Carol Green

Online services from 24th Jan. will be found on the Pew Sheet.

Health and Safety Information:-

Builders are continuing their work in church in a Covid secure environment.

Please use sanitiser when entering the church, observe 2m social distancing and do not touch surfaces where possible.  Please wear a mask at all times.

Please do not come in if you feel unwell with cough or flu symptoms.

“I was glad when they said unto me we will go into the house of the Lord.”

The St Michael’s Church refurbishments, which will open the church up to more community use, have now commenced. New loos, new kitchenette, an upgrade to the main entrance and improvement to the front of the nave are the plans which are expected to be concluded in the early part of 2021. In order for these works to be done we are particularly grateful to all those who have given generous donations and to the funders – Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, the Fudge Trust and Garfield Weston for their support.

Click here to go to the Current Events page for photos of the works

A Prayer about the Covid 19 outbreak

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

The parishioners of St Michael’s are an active and friendly group of Christians who enjoy the fellowship of worshipping together in the Anglican tradition and helping each other to find and grow our faith. We also help and support each other in our daily needs and reach out to others in the wider community.

Mere is a large village of about 2,600 in Wiltshire, England, set in the southwestern tip of Salisbury Plain, close to the borders of Dorset and Somerset. Parts of our church building date from the 11th century, and it attracts many visitors because of its interesting architectural and historical features.

The website tells the St Michael’s story in four main sections:

What’s on
We have regular services on Sunday and also during the week. We also hold other occasional services that appeal to special interests and tastes. You can also find out about our music, our activities for children and young people and other adult groups.       

Groups and community
St Michael’s runs many church-related activities in the main building and also in the Grove Building across the street. Other groups use it for their meetings, concerts, exhibits and comings-together. Here is what they do, with links and contacts to help you find out more.

Building and History                                                                        Like all old buildings, our ancient church shows the history of Mere’s Christian community in stone, hewn and carved wood, stained glass and brass. Find out why so many church guide books single it out for listing.

 Who’s who
St Michael’s has a priest-in-charge, the Revd Carol Green, who was licensed in September 2012.  Churchwardens, a Parochial Church Council (PCC) and other lay people help her in her task.  See who is in charge of the parish and how to contact them.

St Michael’s on the Map: