About The Cam Vale Benefice
The Benefice of Cam Vale is six Church of England (Anglican) parish churches working and worshipping together. We take our name from the River Cam which runs through our area, situated six miles to the north of Yeovil and Sherborne. We are part of the Bruton and Cary Deanery in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.
Each of our churches are open daily throughout the year for people to visit, reflect, and pray. Written prayers and prayer requests can be left in prayer boxes in each church and these will be confidentially offered by our ministers the following Sunday. The Benefice ‘Prayer Chain’ <INTERNAL LINK: About Us>Activities>Prayer Chain> is a committed group of people who receive requests for prayer and pray on a regular basis for those in need.
We have a full worship programme, ensuring that there is one service in each parish each Sunday, with the exception of a monthly a ‘Together at Ten’ service, where we all come together to worship in one place. We offer a full range of styles of worship, from traditional Book of Common Prayer services to contemporary worship, including cafe-style services, Sacred Space (a service focussing on healing and wholeness), all-age and informal services, and a creative and popular selection of special services at festival times (Christmas, Mothering Sunday, Easter, etc).
If you are considering getting married in one of our churches, or having a baptism (‘Christening’) then we will welcome your enquiry and do all we can to accommodate your requirements. Please see our Weddings and Baptism pages for further information.
We perform funeral services with sensitivity, personalised to the family’s wishes. Increasingly people are pre-planning funerals and should you wish to discuss your funeral service plans with us we can offer you the benefits of our experience in caring and thoughtful preparation for this major life event. Please see our Funeral Enquiries <INTERNAL LINK: Bookings>Funeral Enquiries> page for further information.
Our six churches are each ancient, and have their own churchyards, so have great appeal for people interested in history and architecture and others researching family history. We will willingly try to answer your enquiries, or connect you with those who can provide the detailed information you may be seeking. Please see our Churchyard Enquiries <INTERNAL LINK: Bookings> Churchyard Enquiries> page for further information.
Lastly, but importantly, we especially welcome those interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. We take nothing for granted and run bible studies and a Christianity Explored course on a regular basis, and other events throughout the year tailored for enquirers and those interested in developing their Christian faith. Please see our Blog for up-to-date information about forthcoming activities.
Contact us for further information about any aspect of our church life. We welcome your interest.