So what exactly is a ‘Benefice’?
It’s more than one parish joined together under the care of one Vicar or Rector. In our case, it’s because we are made up of the combined parishes of Widcombe and Lyncombe. But actually both St Thomas à Becket and St Matt’s happen to be in Widcombe Parish… yes, it is a bit complicated!
However, what that means in practice is that Widcombe covers quite a large area.
We have one Parochial Church Council (PCC) for the whole Benefice which looks after both churches. The members are all volunteers and give very generously of their time to managing the finances, the buildings, organising services as well as supporting Tim.
Electoral Roll Officer
If you would like to join the Electoral Roll of the Parish of Widcombe, there are forms in the church itself for you to complete and hand to the warden on duty, or you can follow this link and download a form, which after completion should be sent to:
Mr Jonathan Potter, c/o the Church Office (see address below), tel: 01225 465065
This church takes the protection of children and vulnerable adults seriously. Please see our Safeguarding page for more information on how to report any issues.