SS Luke & Teresa, Wincanton is now open for private prayer between 10.00am and 1.00pm.
Please help us keep everyone in the Parish safe by using the hand sanitiser provided when you arrive and before you leave, and also please use the wipes and sanitiser left out for you to clean the areas you have been in and the things you have touched before you leave.
Many parishioners have asked how they can continue to support the parish financially in the absence of the weekly offering. Some are even putting cash through presbytery letter boxes.
There are several options available.
Standing Orders, Bank Payments & Cheques
Use the Paypal Link on the website to make a donation via the PayPal secure payment gateway system. You don't need a PayPal account to use this service, and it gives you the opportunity to easily and securely donate to the parish using your debit or credit card.
Set-up a Standing Order to the parish (both Gift Aid and non-Gift Aid forms are available fromGraeme.Bell@Cliftondiocese.com).
For those who use internet banking, non-Gift Aid Standing Orders can be setup online without the need for a paper form, to obtain our bank account details, please contact Jo Bentley on email@example.com.
If preferred, parishioners can make an electronic payment directly to the parish bank account, or send a cheque to the Presbytery.
If you normally donate using a Gift Aid envelope, no matter which of the above methods you use , please quote your name and GA Envelope Number and we should still be able to reclaim the tax paid on the donation. It is possible to link any donation to a parishioner who has an existing Gift Aid Declaration in this way.
The same methods of payment can also be used for the Easter Offering, but please identify your donation by using the word 'EASTER' in the reference box.
Celebration of a special Mass
It has been such a long time since we have been able to celebrate Mass in Church, and the last few months have been challenging for many parishioners, but by now you will know that Masses will recommence on Saturday 4th July (weekend Masses only for now). All weekend masses will be celebrated at St Luke’s because as social distancing will continue for some time yet, St Luke’s gives us a greater capacity. For the foreseeable future therefore, the 5.30 pm mass at Mere will be moved to Wincanton.
The times of masses will not change and so will be as follows:
Sat 5.30 pm St Luke’s
Sun 10.30 am St Luke’s
Sun 6.30 pm St Luke’s
To mark the occasion, Carolyn and Charles de Salis have made a wonderful suggestion: that as a community we should celebrate the occasion with a special Mass held in their courtyard at Yarlington House. Many of you will already know Yarlington House as for many years the Parish has benefitted from many the thousands of pounds raised for us at their Annual Specialist Plant Fairs.
They have suggested that this Mass is held on Saturday 11th July at 11.00am. As you know, their courtyard is large with plenty of space for social distancing. They recommend that the altar is placed in the garage (where much fun is had during specialist plant fairs with bacon butties and tea and cakes!), the beauty of that space being that there is electricity and the availability of a microphone.
Carolyn thinks it would be wise to bring a chair and umbrella in case of rain, and then for afterwards a flask of tea etc. If anyone would like to make a cake or biscuits for this, ring Carolyn. Her number is 01963 440 344.
The address is; Yarlington House, Yarlington BA9 8DY. You come up the drive, and leave your car at the top, in their car park.
If you don't have Satnav; Take the 371 towards Castle Cary. After Holbrook House Hotel take the 2rd left at a crossroad which says Yarlington. Then take the 3rd right, marked Yarlington 1/2 mile.
Yarlington House is the next drive on left after a pink house. Drive up here, and the gate will be open at the top for parking.