Please note that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the churches of  
St John Fisher and St Richards are sadly closed for public worship until further notice.
  The church will be open for Personal prayer as soon as possible See here

Please click HERE for Fr Ikeokwu's message of encouragement  May 2020

On a number of sites on the internet, there are live masses for people to watch in their homes, broadcast from around the world. The Vatican, and our Cathedral of Clifton will be broadcasting services each day of the Holy Season. If you have a computer or smart phone, I hope you will be able to benefit from the links below.

If you wish to make a general donation please click the button below 


April 2020. Dear Parishioners,

We hope you are all keeping safe in these very difficult times

Now that the churches of St John Fisher and St Richard are closed, there is no money coming in on the weekly offertory plates which produce a substantial amount of the total income of the parish.

However, many of our expenses remain unaltered.

As a result there is now a £1,300 per month shortfall between current income and costs.

This is untenable if it continues and therefore we need to do something now.

If you usually give your donation to the church through the weekly plate, can we please ask you to consider normalising it with a regular monthly Standing Order/ gift-aided donation?

Gift Aid does not cost you anything if you pay any Income Tax and any income tax you have paid on the money you donate will be given to the Parish by the inland revenue. This makes every £1.00 you give into £1.25

A Standing Order/Gift Aid form can be downloaded by clicking HERE. 

Please email completed forms to John Macaulay -

If you do not feel you are able to commit to a regular monthly payment at the current time, this is appreciated as many of us will be facing our own financial problems.  However, any amount you can afford to give will be very much appreciated and can be given by clicking the following button.  Again this donation can be “Gift Aided”

This will help to keep the Parish from a potential difficult situation.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

With Best Wishes

Chris Shackleton

Treasurer St John Fisher Wellington/St Richard Wiveliscombe

On behalf of the Finance and General Purposes Committee







Resident Priest
Fr Ikeokwu Nduh


57 Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8AX

Tel: 01823 662283



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Until health and safety checks have been carried out, we remain  unable to open the church for personal prayer.

We are very sorry, of course, but Diocesan procedures must be followed.

As soon as we are able to do so, the church will be opened - but sadly, not just yet.

In the meantime, God bless you and yours.

Fr Ikeokwu Nduh [Return]



Fr Ikeokwu is pleased to announce that:-

The church will be open for private prayer every day except Tuesday and Friday from 11am until 4pm.

Social distancing according to the Government’s regulations must still be observed within the Church.

As soon as public worship can be resumed, I will let you know here and on the website.

In the meantime, God bless you and yours.