St Mary’s Yarlington is part of the Camelot Group of Parishes which consist of nine Church of England parishes (and ten churches) either side of the A303 between the market towns of Wincanton and Castle Cary in a beautiful part of South Somerset. http://www.camelotparishes.co.uk./
The regular services at St Mary’s Yarlington are:-
From time to time and particularly around Christmas, Harvest and Easter this schedule of services varies.
Christmas is celebrated with a Carol Service in the church shortly before Christmas and a morning service on Christmas Day itself. There is an evening service on Easter Day. Harvest is celebrated with an evening service towards the end of September. There is also a service on Remembrance Sunday.
For a more detailed explanation of the different services and their styles and an up to date schedule of all the forthcoming services in the Camelot Group including those at Yarlington please refer to the Camelot Parishes website (give link).
If you are thinking of getting married and would like to have a wedding at St Mary’s Yarlington the Rector would be very happy to explore this possibility further with you. More detailed information on the rules concerning weddings is available in our notes on weddings on the Camelot Parishes website (give link).
Pastoral Visits are carried out on request by the Pastoral Team which consists of clergy, Readers and Lay Pastoral Assistants.
St Mary’s Yarlington welcomes children and young people. Apart from our regular Family Service the parish plays an active part in Holy Commotion, a new initiative of the Camelot Group of Parishes. This consists of a series of events (normally about two hours in length). Each event differs in form and theme but starts off with a fun activity, contains some relevant and enjoyable Christian teaching, prayer and worship and concludes with food.
Holy Commotion is particularly suitable for families who have children aged 11 or under. Events take place in different villages and venues across the Camelot Group. It is planned to hold an October event themed around crafts and candles in Yarlington. For more on Holy Commotion including updates on the latest events please see the Camelot Parishes website (give link).
We take the wellbeing and safety of children and young people seriously and operate in accordance with the guidelines of the Diocese of Bath and Wells Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults Policy 2011. The Safeguarding Officer for the benefice is Mr Ralph Wright.
We also encourage the use of St Mary’s Yarlington for community purposes. These include the staging of the 24 hour opera (part of the Yarlington Fringe which is held once every two years).