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 Underpass Community Garden

With the construction of a new roundabout on the nearby A358/Station Road junction imminent, plants from the garden have been removed for safe-keeping. Upon completion of the project it is… Read more »

The Orland Trust and Dykes Gift

Last month residents of Bishops Lydeard were reminded about the Trust and we asked for the names of anyone in the parish that might benefit.

Do you live in the parish of Bishops Lydeard and… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's Friendly Club

August was our penultimate trip of the summer season, so on a cloudy but warm day, off we went - first stop The House of Marbles at Bovey Tracey. This is a real 'something for everyone' place… Read more »

Notes from a Parish Councillor

Parish Council Meeting: Wednesday 14th September

As I write these notes, I have been encouraged to see the first signs going up indicating that work on the new roundabout is scheduled to… Read more »

From your Rector: From Revd. Maureen

Picking up on one of Matthew’s paragraphs in last month’s Fiveways about new beginnings, I have had first-hand experience of new beginnings recently with the arrival of my youngest son’s family… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association Station Jottings

A plethora of London Midland and Scottish locos have graced the railway this summer, the latest being the Duchess of Sutherland that came in on a special charter on the 23rd August. It had a… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Almshouse Social Club

The above Club consists of seven residents of the Almshouse. We meet monthly and mainly discuss how the communal gardens are to be planted, how to improve our environment here with garden… Read more »

St. Mary’s Visitors' Group

Members of this group visit a number of people in our community, for a cup of tea and a chat about interests and hobbies or life in general. We seek to befriend, and offer a listening ear, to… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Ward Local Produce Market

Last month I reported that Bishops Lydeard Ward Local Produce Market would be commencing on Saturday 7th May. Since then, the works at the Village Hall have begun and we have decided to defer… 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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