The benefice is set at the foot of the Mendip hills within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.


What's on

Our benefice lies on the northern slopes of the Mendip Hills, an easy 12 miles from Bristol and Bath and eight miles from Wells. Almost the whole of the benefice is within an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and a designated Conservation Area which covers an area some four miles long and three miles wide. Cheddar Gorge is five miles away with Blagdon and Chew Valley Lakes within easy reach. 

Visitors to the benefice frequently comment on the friendly, warm welcome they receive and we feel there is a true sense of belonging in this lively rural community. A good proportion of people living in our villages support the many regular events that are held across the three villages. Details of 'what's on' appear on this homepage.

The benefice is part of the Chew Magna Deanery within the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Links can be found on our Contact page.

07 Mar 2020

40s Night

Come and join us for a lively evening and maybe even a bop.

Valley Voices singing songs from the 40's. Valley Wind Band performing Big Band sounds.

Bar and tea/coffee and cakes

Tickets £5 - children under 11 free

Tricia Murphy: 07812 842834 or

07 Mar 2020

Saturdays 07/03, 14/03, 21/03, 28/03, 04/04. St Andrew's, Blagdon, 8:30am (breakfast) - 10am

Lent Course 2020

This year’s Lent Course ‘Fit for Purpose’, is asking you to seriously reflect on the question: ‘Is our Church - the people and the building - fit for purpose?’  If it was in my power I would bribe you to come - but I can’t.  So I am making an enormous hint: you should all come - there is chocolate for anyone who comes!

Why would I bribe you?  Because this course is about who we are as a people of faith, our journey as a Church and the legacy we all, as a body of Christians leave.  It is an opportunity to reflect on what we do as Church and whether what we do is ‘fit for purpose’ and, if not, how it might become ‘fit for purpose’.

The course will give you plenty to ponder and pray about and will provoke challenging thoughts.  Our future is a serious journey.  To remain a healthy Church for that future we must ask difficult questions of ourselves and seek real and truthful answers.  

To be a part of this conversation, come and listen; come and express your thoughts, come and pray, come and be a part of our way forward.

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