St. Mary the Virgin, Yatton 
Yatton Moor Team Ministry

Welcome ...

... to the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Yatton, with its unique truncated spire which has been a landmark down the centuries, rising as it does from the surrounding flat moorland. This ancient church was known long ago as the Cathedral of the Moors. The octagonal Chapter House, built in the 1970's, adjoining it, reflects the truncated spire, and houses the parish office, the hub of our church life. If you care to drop in, the office is open on weekdays from 9am to 11:30am, and you are assured of a lovely smile from our Parish Secretary, Clare, who can answer most of your questions. The Churchwardens and our Vergers are always ready to help too, so don't hesitate to contact them. (see below)

St. Mary's, though steeped in history, has moved into the twenty first century with gentle dignity, offering a variety of worship to suit various tastes, and we do our utmost to make visitors feel welcome. Our Sunday Morning Parish Communion at 9.30am,is the centre of our worship together as a church family, and attracts a lively congregation of 120+ between the ages of 0 to 90 years. Family Services, with children taking a more active part are held monthly. Sunday School is in the Chapter House, every Sunday at 9.30am, and the children come into church to receive a Blessing before the service ends. You can drop your child off and collect later, or simply enjoy coming to the service knowing your child is busily engaged in Sunday School. There is also a crèche for babies and toddlers. We have a cup of coffee in the Chapter House every week after the 9.30am service, giving us chance for a natter with friends and newcomers alike, so we get to know each other better. It's a good opportunity for the clergy to relax with us too.

We have a mixed choir of boys, girls, men and women, a magnificent organ, and gifted Choir leaders, so if you like singing there's plenty of opportunity.

Regular midweek said services of Holy Communion are especially popular with those who like the quiet form of worship they offer. Early risers can join our clergy for Morning Prayer on weekdays at 8.00am and Sunday Evensong takes place on a rota basis with the other churches in the team.

There is a lot to get involved in with laity-led groups looking after the different areas of church 'work' e.g. Mission, Worship, Pastoral Care. etc. The Chapter House is in constant use with a Playgroup in term time, and other lively group activities from First Steps for Mums and toddlers, through Transformers and the Youth Group for older children, to a thriving Mothers' Union branch, to name but three. Twice-monthly Meditations provide an oasis of Peace in this busy world, and Prayers for Healing ensure that we remember those who have asked for our prayers. The Mothers' Union's half hour monthly prayer time is held in the church. Details of all our activities are given elsewhere

The church is open every weekday morning, and folk wander in for a quiet moment of prayer, or just to sit and drink in the Peace that pervades the silence of this sacred place, which has stood for hundreds of years as a witness to God's love, and where prayers have been said down the centuries.

Perhaps you would like to pop in too, or maybe join us at one of our services. We'd love to meet you. Come and see!

Yatton Messages

Mon: 27th March 2017
St. Mary the Virgin Church, Yatton
St Mary's Church is usually open on a weekday from 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. with access via the main South door. Come in to enjoy the peace and quiet or borrow a history/guide booklet as you wander round.


Weekly Services

  »»»  Scheduled Parish Services

DayWeek in MonthTimeService
MondayXXXXX08:30Morning Prayer
WednesdayXXXXX08:30Morning Prayer
WednesdayXXXXX10:00Holy Communion
ThursdayXXXXX08:30Morning Prayer
Sunday X X 08:00Holy Communion
SundayXXXX 09:30Parish Communion
SundayX    18:00Evensong (**)
Sunday   X 18:00Ecumenical Evensong**
  Alternates venue with Yatton Methodist Church
Sunday   X 18:30Ecumenical Evening Service at Yatton Methodist Church
  Alternates venue with St Mary's Church

** Book of Common Prayer 1662

How to Find Us

Church Rd,
North Somerset.


Mike CookeTel: 07842 829895
Mobile: 07842 829895 


Associate WardenRobert ManleyTel: 01275 341155 
Associate WardenPru WitterTel: 07929 402132
Mobile: 07929 402132 
Associate WardenJill EarleTel: 01934 835436 
Capt of BellsBernard NorthTel: 01934 838700 
ChoirRachel BranstonTel: 07875 417476
Choir Practice: Fri: 7:00pm 
Choirmaster EmeritusDavid HolmesTel: 01934 832485 
Confirmation PreparationTim ScottTel: 01934 838960
Craft ClubSylvia NorthTel: 01934 838700
Tue 6:30-7:30 (School Term) 
CrecheSylvia NorthTel: 01934 838700 
Director of MusicRachel BranstonTel: 07875 417476
FabricBernard NorthTel: 01934 838700 
Flower GuildPam ClarkTel: 01934 832886 
Head ServerLesley FarrallTel: 01934 832903 
Mothers UnionRuth SummerellTel: 01934 832575
3rd Thursday : 2:15pm 
OrganistRachel BranstonTel: 07875 417476
SacristanJudith GoodeTel: 01934 834717
Mobile: 07748 617858 
Safeguarding PersonAnn LongTel: 01934 833725 
Second Saturday Study SlotSue ThomasTel: 01934 833593 
St Mary's Pre-SchoolJudy BerryTel: 01934 838229
Mon-Fri 9:00-12noon 
St Mary's Pre-School LunchclubJudy BerryTel: 01934 838229
Mon & Thurs 12noon-12:45pm 
Sunday SchoolSylvia NorthTel: 01934 838700 
Sunday Service TransportLouise PerfittTel: 01934 833774
Tower SecretarySarah DykeTel: 01934 833261 
TransformersAnne CartwrightTel: 01934 832169
1st & 3rd Wed of each month: 3:30 - 4:45pm (Term Time) 
VergerGeoffrey MarchantTel: 01934 834550 
VergerRhiannon Leaman 
VergerLesley FarrallTel: 01934 832903 
Verger EmeritusNorah BroomfieldTel: 01934 833389