The above four photographs were taken by Mike Searle. The header photo is a selection from a picture by Roger Cornfoot. All are copyright and are used under licence

The Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Cothelstone

The Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Cothelstone is a small beautifully situated rural church. It was originally the chapel of Cothelstone Manor which it sits behind with only its tower visible from the road. The Quantock Hills rise above both.

The Church is open during daylight hours and may be found using the postcode TA4 3DS.

There is a small grass car park on the south side. Turn into the Manor drive and bear left at the Gatehouse. The footpath to the Church is signed and passes along the front of the Church Cottages through their garden.

The church seats about 120 but can take up to 140 with additional seating in the ringing chamber and Nave. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and the Authorised version of the Bible are used.

There is a BCP service every Sunday at 11.15 am alternating between Holy Communion (first and third Sundays) and Mattins (second and fourth Sundays). Benefice Eucharist is held on a fifth Sunday and rotates around the five Churches.