Contact details

Rector of Bishops Lydeard Benefice, and Rural Dean of Tone Deanery:


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The Revd. Matthew Tregenza, The Rectory, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton TA4 3AT

Tel: 01823 432935. Email:


Matthew was Inducted as Rector of the Benefice of Bishops Lydeard on 19th November 2012.

On 6th November 2014 the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Right Revd. Peter Hancock, attended a Deanery Synod meeting at Oake Village Hall to commission Matthew as Rural Dean of Tone Deanery and to meet Synod officers, invited guests and Synod representatives from the parishes within the Deanery.


Associate Priest:








The Revd. Maureen Young, The Rectory, Lydeard St Lawrence, Taunton TA4 3SF

Tel: 01984 667472



Maureen was Licensed as Associate Priest in the Benefice of Bishops Lydeard, on 4th September 2013 by the Archdeacon of Taunton, the Venerable John Reed.












Katharine Smith, 7 Gladstone Street, Taunton TA2 6LY

Tel: 01823 325425




Katharine was licensed as a Reader by the Bishop of Taunton in Wells Cathedral in October 1999 and her licence was transferred to the benefice of Bishops Lydeard in December 2014. She is a freelance writer and the author of three books: “The Way of the Cross: Meditations on the Death of Jesus”; “Angels in the Wilderness: hope and healing in depression” and “Recovering from depression: a companion guide for Christians”.


Reader Emeritus:

Joan Smith, Stones Throw, Mount Street, Bishops Lydeard

Tel: 01823 432021