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

Welcome to the website for the Bishops Lydeard Benefice

Thanks for dropping by.

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ON SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER AT 09.30 –

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WE ARE RECRUITING FOR AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, INITIALLY FOR TWO HALF DAYS A WEEK. TO READ THE ROLE DESCRIPTION AND HOW TO APPLY PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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.

Churches in the Benefice are open for community worship. We encourage those attending to maintain social distancing as far as is possible and to follow good practice with regard to face coverings and use of hand sanitiser. To see details of services across the Benefice please click on the Calendar link above.

Live-streaming of some services from St. Mary’s, Bishops Lydeard has now resumed. We hope to be able to stream about two services each month. Our YouTube site can be found here. If you wish to receive links to the services and other news about the benefice please email intouch@bishopslydeardbenefice.org.

All our churches are open for private prayer. We warmly invite you drop in to be nurtured by the peace and holiness of these beautiful places of worship. Please click here to see opening hours.

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