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

Connecting Devon and Somerset Update

Voucher Scheme

The CDS Broadband Voucher Scheme, which provides anyone with a broadband speed of less than 2 Mbps with a voucher for £500 towards the cost of a new broadband connection, has… Read more »

From your PCSO: Sharon Baker

Increase in thefts from sheds and vehicles

Please be aware that there has been an increase in thefts from sheds and outbuildings in the area. Please increase your security if you can and make… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Reading Group

Every time you start a new book you wonder where you will end up travelling to. Of course, the only trip you actually take is in your imagination but this means that you don’t get travel weary,… Read more »

St. Mary’s Church Tower

St. Mary’s Church clock

It may not have crossed your consciousness, particularly if you are a heavy sleeper, but the clock has not been chiming out the hours during the night, or the day, come… Read more »

Royal British Legion (Women’s Section)

After the summer break, members and visitors met at the Church Centre for their annual Harvest meeting which was opened by Mrs. Saunders with the Exhortation. This was followed by a short… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association Station Jottings

Well, I have not quite finished my holiday yet but I have some excellent news for you Flying Scotsman fans. It will be visiting the line next year and you can travel behind this famous machine… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's Friendly Club

Club outing to Exeter

Our last summer coach outing for this season was to Exeter. We have had trips there before (3 years ago, I believe, when I'd just joined the club!) but there is so much to… Read more »

From your Rector: Revd. Matthew Tregenza

Just as Nature has seasons each with their own characteristics, so the Church's year has seasons, each with their own distinctive 'feel'. The month of November begins with the feast of All… Read more »

A358 Roundabout at Bishops Lydeard

So, finally, they're up and running with the Bishops Lydeard roundabout. It should have been finished in November 2012, since when the junction concerned has been witness to a number of serious… 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 »

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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