Altogether even when not together

We may not be able to meet as a church to worship and pray during these difficult times but that doesn’t mean we can’t come together in other ways.  So please do take a look at our new Altogether Not Together page for some different ways in which we can still be together spiritually as the people of God (1 Peter 2.9).  God bless.

And we invite you to join with us at 10.30am on Easter Sunday to say The Lord’s Prayer together.



Church Closure

It is with great regret that, following government advice, St Disen’s Church will be closed until further notice.

However, that doesn’t mean we will be out of touch with you.  After all, a church is not a building, a church is all the people.  So we will continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated.

And, don’t forget, Bradninch Together is there to help local people in need, with such things as shopping, collecting medication or dog walking.


Light a candle of hope

Church Together in England invites everyone to light a candle in their window at 7.00 pm this evening, 22nd March, and to pray for our nation and world in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Through this shared symbolic action we can also find unity even in our separation.  Please take a look at their website for more information.

Bradninch Together Update 20th March

Bradninch Together is now live with leaflets being delivered by Royal Mail.  The parish has been divided into different zones with co-ordinators for each area.  So please do get in touch with them if you need a helping hand.  They can help with such things as shopping, collecting medication and dog walking, as well as a friendly phone call.  More information, including contact details for the co-ordinators of each zone can be found on our Bradninch Together page.

Bradninch zones

Virtual Church Service

The BBC have announced that a virtual church service, initially led by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will take place across local radio in England on Sunday mornings.  There will also be a special service for Mothering Sunday.  See the Church of England website for further information.

Coronavirus COVID-19 update from The Church of England

Following the advice of the Church of England all forthcoming services and events have been cancelled until further notice.

But as they say, we will not be ‘shutting up shop’.  Instead we will be looking to become a ‘different kind of church, one rooted in prayer and serving others’.  More details on how this will happen in Bradninch to follow.

In the meantime the church will remain open during the day.  Please remember though when coming into the church to keep the recommended distance from anyone else who may also be there at the same time.



Bradninch Together Update

In the light of this evening’s Government update, Wednesday’s meeting has been cancelled.  However, a plan is now in place to ensure that everyone can access help when they need it.

Leaflets will be distributed to all houses in Bradninch and Hele by the end of this week, with co-ordinator contact details and other useful information.


Bradninch Together

A call for volunteers.

Coronavirus might become a real problem for some people in Bradninch.  So a scheme called ‘Structured Neighbourness’ is being set up with the aim of being able giving practical help as and where needed.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday 18th March in St Disen’s Hall for volunteers to get together (if they want to) to outline details and plan further.

If you can help in any way please call or email Sophie West  or Anthony Richards.



Please note that the following events have been cancelled this month:

Knit & Natter, Tiddlywinks, Messy Church, Wednesday Coffee Morning and Friday Lent Lunches.

Coronavirus COVID-19

The latest guidance and advice from the Church of England in the light of the continued increase of Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom includes the suspension of the administration of the chalice during Communion as well as physical contact during the sharing of the peace, blessing or “laying on of hands”.

The full guidance and advice for churches is available on the Church of England website.