Welcome

To the Parish of Bishops Lydeard and Cothelstone.
The Parish lies in the heart of the West Country, in an area of outstanding natural beauty and rich in history, nestled between the Quantock Hills and Bristol Channel to the north and Exmoor to the west.
Whether you are a resident or a visitor, we hope this site will be informative and help you to enjoy your stay.

News & Events

View the latest news items in the News Page. Upcoming events are displayed in the event agenda on the right hand side and in the Event Calendar.

Latest News

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2017

On Friday 3rd March over 5,000 services will be held in the British Isles on the theme: Am I Being Unfair to You? This year, the Christian women of the Philippines have written the service,… Read more »

Notes from a Parish Councillor

Notes from the Parish Council December 2016 & January 2017

As these are my first notes of 2017, may I wish all readers a very Happy, Prosperous and Peaceful New Year.

The Parish Council has… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association Station Jottings

Firstly, I hope all readers had a good Christmas and New Year and may I take the opportunity to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

The railway is now closed for the winter… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Friendly Club

November Meeting with Ian Williamson

Our November meeting took the form of a talk by Ian Williamson about his three-week visit to Nepal in 2015.

Ian is a volunteer fundraiser for St.… Read more »

From your Rector: Revd. Matthew Tregenza

February is often a month of change and we hope we’ll see the first signs of spring at this time. February also marks the move from the end of the Advent -Christmas-Epiphany seasons to the… Read more »

A358 Roundabout at Bishops Lydeard

Progress report on the A358 Junction Modification Works

SWH Civils are delivering a scheme to construct a new roundabout and pedestrian underpass on the junction with the main A358, and… Read more »

Somerset Day 2017

Plans for Somerset Day 2017 are well under way with a similar format to this year’s celebration.

On Saturday 13th May at the Village Hall there will be a craft fair, entertainment and an… Read more »

Village Agent

What is a Village Agent?

Village Agents put residents in touch with services they did not know existed. We offer a free, confidential service, helping residents to use services they did not… Read more »

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