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Allerton Church

A church has stood at Chapel Allerton at least since 1176 and would have been smaller than the present building with a simple nave with narrow windows and no aisle or chancel.  A major restoration took place in 1638 and a virtual rebuild in 1859.


Today the church is little changed from the rebuild 160 years ago, though a kitchen and toilet were added as a millennium project. 


The church is situated at one end of Front Street in Chapel Allerton, BS26 2PH and the Parish encompasses Stone Allerton too.  Allerton is in a joint benefice with the parish of Wedmore.


The church is at the centre of village life and has a service every Sunday at 9.00 a.m.


We have a children’s church, a choir, flower arrangers, cleaners, a churchyard mowing rota and much more.



Opening Times: The church is open daily from c.8.30 a.m to dusk.

Sunday Services are usually at 9.00 a.m. but details are always on the Allerton web site (see below)


  Vicar – The Revd. Richard Neill
  Tel: 01934-71356

  Assistant Curate – The Revd. Joy Hawes  

  Reader – Wendy Haslam   Tel: 01934-710515

      Johnny Torrence-Spence – Tel: 01934-710188
      Gina Blake –      Tel: 01934-710799

 Quest Youth Club – Jane Midgley   Tel: 01934-712642

 Web Correspondent – Philip Bevan

         Tel: 01934-713929

Web: Click below - more details and church newsletters




Bagley Baptist Church

We are a group of ordinary people with an extraordinary God.
Whether you're local, new or passing through, we hope you'll feel welcome here.


   10.30am morning service.
   We all start together, then at 11am
    there are separate groups for ages 3-15yrs.

   At the end, we all get back together
          for refreshments.


     Coffee with a View 10am-12noon.
     Good parking & access.
    Free coffee & home-made cake.
    Bring a friend, or come & make 
    some new ones here!


Please look at our website to find out what else we're up to.

Contact: Sharon Rabbitts - Secretary

Tel: 01934 710779





Christchurch Theale

 Christchurch Theale is the parish church for the village of Theale. We are a small and friendly congregation, very supportive of each other and welcoming of new comers.  Sunday services are weekly at 11 am.  The church is also available for christenings, weddings and funerals.


A monthly café is run by the church in Theale Village Hall on the third Saturday of every month.


Noreen Stott        01934 713464

Elizabeth Coulter 01934 712144




Friends of St Mary's Wedmore

 “Friends of St Mary’s” gathers together the efforts and support of those who do not regularly come to services but who nevertheless feel warmly towards the church as a community center, as a beautiful building and as the backdrop to their village lives.


Please join us and help maintain and enhance this lovely building.

Contact:    David Hopkins 
                    - membership secretary




Tele: 01934 710149 


 Friends of St Marys


Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Church in Blackford was built in 1823 and its unusual design (octagonal) means it has fantastic acoustics and is a lovely space to meet and worship.


The building has recently been refurbished both outside and inside and is used by Blackford Community Choir for rehearsals as well as Sunday worship.


Sunday services are at 9 am or 6 pm and once a month Holy Trinity meets in Blackford Village Hall for the popular Sunday Breakfast.  All are welcome at 9 am for bacon rolls, coffee, juice and cereal with a short act of worship at 9.30 am.

Opening Times:

Daily during daylight hours

                Guy Davey 713371

                Jean Winter 712


Sunday Breakfast


Contact: Jackie Davey

Tel: 01934 713371






Methodist Church

Wedmore Methodist Church

Note website listed: It has details of all 28 Methodist churches in the Somerset Mendip Circuit including  Wedmore Methodist Church with  photos, history and full contact details.


Contact: William Hudson (Senior Steward)

Tel: 01934 712572

Contact: Revd. Carol Chaplin

Tel: 01934 852897


 Wedmore Methodists


Movement Youth Worship

Movement Youth Worship

Every other month St Mary’s Wedmore is transformed for a Youth Worship event for youngsters aged between 13 and 25. 

A five piece band leads the singing of worship songs and there is always an inspirational speaker.  Free cakes and Pepsi are available. 

Movement Youth Worship is for youngsters from across the Cheddar Valley and beyond and for any church denomination.

Contact: Rich Miles

Tel:         01761 348 111


Time:      Every other month;
               Sunday evening 6.30  - 8.30 pm




 Friends of St Marys


Children’s Society

Children’s Society

The Children’s Society is a long established charity that works to support children across the country – young carers, runaways, those in trouble with the law, those at risk of solvent and drug abuse, those at risk of physical/sexual abuse. 


St Mary’s Wedmore has actively supported the Children’s Society over a number of years through special services (eg. the Christingle), collection boxes at home and fund raising lunches.


Contact:     Mrs Sue Burton


 Childrens Society


St Marys Church

St Mary's is the ancient parish church for Wedmore.

The present church dates back to the fifteenth century, although there will have been a church on the site dating back to Saxon times.

As well as Sunday services, the church offers a monthly Fairtrade Coffee Shop, welcomes babies, children and adults for baptism and is the place where couples with a connection to Wedmore can be married.





Click to View the weekly newsletter for our three parish churches  (see "Links for Locals" on our Home page)



Opening Times: The church is open daily from c.8.30 a.m. to dusk.

Sunday services are usually at 10.15 a.m. but please check the Isle of Wedmore News for details.

Address: St Mary's Church, Church Street, Wedmore BS28

Contact: The Revd Richard Neill - Vicar

Tel:         01934 713566 




Contact:  Assistant Curate - the Revd Joy Hawes







 St Mary's Church


St. Mary's Messy Church

Messy Church is for families with children up to secondary school age.  It gives the opportunity to explore a bible theme through lots of fun craft tables together with a story, songs and prayers.  Food is always available afterwards. St Mary’s Messy Church meets a number of times each year on Saturday afternoons between 3 and 5 pm.  For details about next Messy Church go to or the Messy Church Facebook page.

Contact: Sue Moreman

Tel:         01934 710278





Bible Study and Prayer Group

We meet as a group usually twice a month except in Lent and Advent when we meet weekly.

The group usually increases in size in Advent and Lent.

A range of topics are discussed, sometimes based on the weekly gospel and at other times specific themes.

It is a safe place to ask the obvious and not feel afraid to do so.

Anyone interested in coming to the group please contact Wendy Haslam.

Contact:      Wendy Halslam

Tele:             01934 710515 






Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society

Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society


The Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society (WCOS), founded in 1896, performs major works from the choral repertory with some of the country’s leading soloists and orchestral ensembles.

With around 160 voices the society gives three concerts a year under the direction of Matthew Owens, Organist and Master of the Choristers at the Cathedral. Concerts are normally in early November, December (an annual performance of Handel’s MESSIAH) and late March

Contact: Dennis Johnson

Tel: 01934 712656






 Wells - OS