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 Announcements

Notes from the February PC Meeting

Parish Councillors stood for a minute’s silence in memory of David Hinton, who was Chairman of the Parish Council from 2002 to 2007.  

Bus Shelter:  I wrote in January that the Parish Council… Read more »

Latest News

Sydney Hobart Race report 2014 - Paul Jackson

An excerpt from this month's article in FIVEWAYS magazine

For several years I have moaned about sticking Decals, advertising Rolex or other sponsors, on the Bows of yachts. This is high minded… Read more »

Teazing the Cat

A fiddle and a flute are just two of the dozen or so instruments played by this 5 piece band. They will be ‘in concert’ on Saturday, 13th June 2015 at St Mary’s Church, Bishops Lydeard, starting… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

21st January saw the old, small hall packed for our Annual General Meeting. Greg Allen, being away on holiday saw me take the chair. Nothing much has changed – but we did have a discussion as to… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Flower Show

Saturday 11th July 2015

The organisers of this year’s show would welcome help with:

  • Setting up on the Friday evening
  • Help to dismantle everything immediately after the show
  • Read more »

Our War Memorial - a Community Project

Two years ago I started research on my latest book - A Wartime Parish - to commemorate the start of the First World War. It was my aim to record the people and events in the parish during the… Read more »

1st Bishops Lydeard Rainbows

Over the past few months the Rainbows have been participating in lots of exciting activities!  The Rainbows ended the summer term by having a Wimbledon evening making meringue, strawberries and… Read more »

Introducing Katharine Smith, Licensed Reader

My first encounter with the congregation of St Mary’s Church, Bishops Lydeard was on Sunday 12th May 2013, when I was asked to look after a service of Morning Prayer. My husband, Adrian, and I… Read more »

Looking for a new Fiveways Editor

Note from the Editor

As mentioned last month, I will be stepping down from the Editor role this year, by Autumn at the latest. I have found it a really enjoyable task as well as being very… Read more »

1st Bishops Lydeard Brownies

The Brownies need your help

Volunteering as a leader at Brownies is lots of fun and at the moment we really need some new Brownie leaders to join us. 

We meet once a week in term time and we… Read more »

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