A Christian presence in each community
Christenings, Weddings, Funerals, Christmas, Easter, School celebrations, Outreach, Mission
The Wulfric Benefice consists of the Market town of Crewkerne with the surrounding villages.
St Bartholomew’s Church in Crewkerne is the largest church in the Benefice, it has a primarily C15th majestic church building with a friendly congregation, excellent Music Director and robed choir. The PCC (church council members) are committed to growth and, following the start of a visioning process have recently put in a new structure with teams (rather than committees) to make progress on reaching out in mission and reconnecting with the youth and children in the town.
There are five church schools in the benefice, four of which are primary plus Wadham School.
St Bartholomew’s also hosts the town’s very successful Messy Church which was launched by Crewkerne Churches Together about four years ago.
St Michael and All Angels in Haselbury Plucknett has the next largest congregation, with family services once a month and a monthly Sunday school.
The other churches are: St Leonard’s in Misterton, St Martin’s in North Perrott, St Michael and All Angels in Wayford and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Hewish, all have at least two services a month.
Wulfric was a priest who became a hermit attached to Haselbury Plucknett church. Kings came to him to ask advice and he famously was given a chainmail shirt to wear – because it was too big, he cut it to size using ordinary scissors. He was not only known for this miracle but people would take away small pieces of chainmail links as relics and aids to prayer.
The logo represents the 5 parishes that make up the Wulfric Benefice, and the rings are arranged in the simplest and most common pattern for chainmail where each link is connected to four others.
The rings in the logo are Cross shaped and the four arms of the cross are each links which are inviting others to connect and be joined together, representing our desire to be disciples following the Cross of Jesus and ready to reach out and link up with others to spread the gospel.
The links reaching in and out of each other reference how we are connected across the five parishes and our desire to create something stronger than we are on our own and flexible enough to adapt to the world around us.
The typeface was chosen as it looks historical yet also modern and is already used in areas of the church literature.
About the Wulfric Benefice
The Wulfric Benefice consists of the five parishes of:
St Bartholomew’s, Crewkerne with the Church of the Good Shepherd Hewish
St Michael and All Angels, Haselbury Plucknett
St Leonard’s, Misterton
St Martin’s, North Perrott
St Michael and All Angels, Wayford
We come together to worship on the 5th Sunday of every month and share ministry, outreach and visiting, and schools work, in the love of Christ and with an awareness of God’s Holy Spirit touching each of our lives.
Bringing the Hope of Christ into every Home