Widcombe Parish Churches Online

“Being a part of the Church of England is going to look very different in the days ahead. Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day”.
– The Archbishops of Canterbury and York

It was a joy to return to in-person services at both our churches in May, although there are still restrictions on singing inside. However, we have enjoyed doing some singing outside and hope to be able to continue with that, weather permitting!

To keep up-to-date with the services week by week, check here for up to date information. You can also go to our contact page and sign up for one of the weekly emails to receive the latest updates directly.

On this page you will find a recording of the latest sermon from our in-person services. We have also uploaded two Morning Prayer services to use at home (CW and BCP formats) if you are unable to join us in person. There are also online services from 2020 and 2021 available to download below. You can follow these at your own pace, with audio and visual media of the readings, sermon, intercessions and weekly hymns along with links to our YouTube page.

At this time, we really urge you to be praying, along with reading and meditating on God’s word. To help with this, we also provide a guide for daily prayer, which along with other resources, helps to build healthy patterns and routines into our lives in these complicated days.

Please be assured of our ongoing prayers and always remember we are only an email or phone call away. If you do need to contact the church pastoral team, please click for our emergency phone number:

Most of our services are now taking place in person.

On this page you will find resources to use at home and our latest recorded sermon.

Sermon recordings from our live services

11th July – Trinity 6: Unexpected heroes

St Matts Online, 11/7/2021, Trinity 6: Unexpected heroes. Mary Udale-Smith continues our summer season, looking at Judges 4 & 5 and the story of Deborah. This sermon is from our online service.

4th July – Trinity 5: Heroes of the Faith – Gideon

Online service, 4/7/21 Trinity 5: Heroes of the Faith – Gideon. This week’s in-person services were cancelled. However, Gordon Campbell’s sermon was recorded at the Zoom service in the evening – click here to hear it…

Recent video posts

9th May- Easter 6: A New Song

Online service, 9/5/21: A New Song – Revd Jenny Buckler preaches on Psalm 98 and John 15:9-17. All the usual service resources can be found here along with the Easter Daily Prayer sheet.

11th April – Easter 2: New Beginning!

Online service, 11/4/21, Revd Jenny Buckler preaches on Acts 4:32-35 and John 20:19-end in the second of our Easter series – “New Beginning!” All the usual service resources can be found here along with the NEW Easter Daily Prayer sheet.

21st March – Lent 5: Sir, we want to see Jesus

Online service, 21/3/21, Mary Udale-Smith preaches on Jeremiah 31:31-34 and John 12:20-33 “Sir, we want to see Jesus.” All the usual service resources can be found here along with the Lent Daily Prayer sheet.

Safeguarding in the Parish

Read our Safeguarding policy and find out who to contact should you have any concerns.