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

Bishops Lydeard Village Flower Boxes

The Flower Boxes in Church Street were installed in 2012 at the time of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and have been funded by generous donations from local businesses, groups and individuals.… Read more »

Royal British Legion (Women’s Section)

The members met at the Church Centre for the November meeting. Although there were a few absentees, the members enjoyed a good afternoon preparing for Christmas. Traditionally, it is an… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Ladies Choir

This year, 2016, the choir will be 20 years old. We started in April 1996 with about twelve members, and in those days it was a mixed choir and we met in the Chapel at Dunkirk House. At the time… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's Friendly Club

On 18th November we met in the ‘new’ small hall to hear Brian Wright discuss the ‘pros and cons’ of King Arthurs existence. Not a full house, as not everyone is mad keen on history but those who… Read more »

Nature Notes

Bird Flocks

Recently, locally, I saw a noisy group of ten or eleven Canada Geese flying over in a V-formation. As it was autumn it could have been a family party; being geese, should I have… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association

Station Jottings

Welcome to the start of this year’s jottings. I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and New Year because the weather was so good in December the railway finished last year on a… Read more »

St Agnes Holy Well, Cothelstone

Community Life Design CIC would like to invite members of the local community to share any stories or folklore about the Grade II* listed St. Agnes Holy Well in Cothelstone.

Community Life… Read more »

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