In the heart of God,
in the heart of the countryside

Welcome to the website for the Bishops Lydeard Benefice


FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Please note that Government regulations require you to wear a face covering. In addition, strict social distancing measures will be in place together with hand sanitising facilities. Advice regarding collection, sharing the peace and receiving Communion will be explained at the beginning of services.

SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST

9.30AM: HOLY COMMUNION AT BISHOPS LYDEARD.
11.15AM: PATRONAL FESTIVAL HOLY COMMUNION AT LYDEARD ST. LAWRENCE.

SUNDAY 16TH AUGUST

9.30AM: HOLY COMMUNION AT BISHOPS LYDEARD.
11.00AM: HOLY COMMUNION AT WEST BAGBOROUGH
11.15AM: HOLY COMMUNION AT LYDEARD ST.LAWRENCE
11.15AM: HOLY COMMUNION AT COTHELSTONE.

SUNDAY 23RD AUGUST
9.30AM: HOLY COMMUNION AT COMBE FLOREY.
11.OOAM: HOLY COMMUNION AT WEST BAGBOROUGH.
6.00PM: EVENSONG AT COTHELSTONE.

SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST
10.30AM: EUCHARIST AT COTHELSTONE.

CHURCHES ARE ALSO OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
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REVD. MARK HURLEY HAS BEEN LICENSED AS PRIEST IN CHARGE – CLICK TO READ MORE

The benefice consists of the parishes of Bishops Lydeard, West Bagborough, Cothelstone, Lydeard St Lawrence and Combe Florey. It is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Somerset at the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, tucked under the south-western edge of the Quantock Hills. The Exmoor National Park is a few miles to the west and the north Somerset coast has its own rugged beauty. The area is a favourite with holiday-makers whether they are sun-seekers, fossil hunters or walkers, and the terminus of the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard is a mecca for railway enthusiasts.

All the churches in our benefice are normally open during daylight hours and we warmly invite you drop in to be nurtured by the peace and holiness of these beautiful places of worship. If you are able to join us for a service your presence would be a joy to us and to God.

Aerial photograph of Combe Florey used by kind permission of Robin Cleverley