USUAL SERVICE TIMES EACH MONTH
(prior to Covid- 19) Currently Sunday worship online
1st Sunday 11am All age Worship
40 minutes of contemporary worship that is accessible for all ages. Songs and a short talk or activity; sometimes a baptism is included; Refreshments and chat afterwards
2nd & 4th Sundays: Holy Communion
An hour of hymns, readings, a talk and communion, in contemporary language. Children’s area. Non – communicants welcome. Refreshments and chat afterwards
3rd Sundays: Morning Prayer
An hour of hymns, readings, a talk in contemporary language. Children’s area. Refreshments and chat afterwards
Tuesdays 8.30am Prayers for the Village
A 30 minute said service, including bible readings and prayers for our church and village community
At Odcombe church we like to celebrate! So we have special events for Christmas, Holy week and Lent, Easter and also Mothering Sunday, Rogation and Harvest
When we reopen for worship, there will be a reduced pattern initially.
DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT
There is no designated parking at present so please park on the roadside, but there is a smooth tarmac path from the road to the porch. A ramp is available for those who use wheels; large print hymn books and a hearing loop are available.
The Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Odcombe has been in existence since the 13th century. The present building is several hundred years old, and was extended about 170 years ago and can accommodate up to 200 people. From the tower magnificent views of the Village and its surrounding countryside in every direction – as far as Pilsdon Pen near Lyme Regis, and the Mendip Mast near Wells, can be seen.
It has six bells and a regular team of bell ringers. There are some 25 stained glass windows, including ones depicting each of the Apostles. The large window behind the altar and the ‘Good Shepherd’ window are striking modem designs. Plaques on the West wall commemorate Thomas Coryate and his book – “Coryate’s Crudities”, chronicling his journeying through Europe in the early 1600s. He is credited with introducing the fork and parasol into England. Another plaque commemorates Humphrey Hody, a scholar who bequeathed land to the church – some of which now offer allotments to villagers. Grants for apprentices or college students are still distributed annually. Odcombe is proud to have their own set of carols, which are sung all around the village every year.
Church address: Dray Road, Odcombe, Somerset, BA22
CHURCH OPEN TIMES
Daily 10-5pm Currently closed
Awaiting appointment; all enquiries to Parish Office
Telephone: 01935 824167
‘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