Credit: PA News, HRH Duke of Edinburgh

Photo credit: PA News

“On behalf of the Diocese of Bath and Wells and the people of Somerset, Bishop Ruth and I would like to express our sorrow at the news of the death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip was greatly respected, and well known and loved for his wide range of interests.  He had an immense dedication to public service and he approached everyone he met and every duty he engaged in with cheerfulness and good humour.

On the few occasions I have been fortunate to meet him I was impressed by his depth and breadth of knowledge on a huge range of subjects, and his commitment to duty.  We thank God today for his long life and his dedicated service.

His loss will of course be felt most heavily by Her Majesty the Queen and his family and we remember them in our prayers today and in the coming days and weeks.”

Bishop Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells; Bishop Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton    

A message from Revd Nick

Good News – Our Churches are Re-opening – See Current Services

Join Us in Worship and Prayer Online!

We will continue to provide worship at home with our Recorded and Zoom Services online, and with Prayer, Bible Reading and Reflection sheets.

For further information, baptism, wedding, or funeral enquires & pastoral matters please contact the Rector Revd Nick Clarke on 07842192402 or 01935 824167 or email:

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.    Isaiah 41. 10

Eternal God
Whose love is unceasing and whose kingdom unending
Grant to your people at this time of change and uncertainty in our Benefice
Such a sense of your presence
That we may rest secure in the knowledge of your unchanging love
 And look to the future with confidence and untroubled minds,
We ask this in the name of Christ Jesus    Amen

We aim
to provide regular Sunday worship of varying traditions that is inclusive and enables people of all ages to encounter God
to create opportunities for prayer and to nurture faith and discipleship
to welcome visitors to our buildings (normally open daily) and to our church services and activities, and for baptisms, weddings and funerals
to encourage children and young families at regular family worship, Messy Church, Baby and Toddler Group, through our support of the local schools, and a Youth Minister
to provide pastoral care for the sick, bereaved and vulnerable
to engage in mission in the villages we serve.

This benefice is a group of seven parishes, located around the famous Ham Hill, just south-west of Yeovil in South Somerset.

The  churches include some 160 regular worshippers who are committed to serve God and their communities.

We are part of The Church of England
within the Diocese of Bath and Wells

‘I have come that they may have life in all its fullness’  (John 10 )

When and where, learn more about us and the types of services we offer across the benefice

Meetings, Groups and activities, find out what’s going on across the Benefice on our Events Page

We would love to hear from you. Please contact us via the details on the Who’s Who page