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

Proposed World War 1 Memorial

The Parish Council has received a request for permission to place a proposed World War 1 Memorial ‘Poppies in a Breeze’ in the Remembrance / Memorial Garden. Further information about the… Read more »

Latest News

Public Exhibition for Development Land

You are invited to view the emerging masterplan and development proposals by David Wilson Homes for a residential planning application on land at Taunton Road, Bishops Lydeard. This event gives… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Flower Show Entry Form/Schedule

Please find the schedule and entry form links below:

Schedule 2017

Entry Form 2017

Village Agent

I would like to introduce myself as the new Village Agent for the ten parishes and beyond. My name is Gaby Bellamy and I am looking forward to being able to meet many of you within your… Read more »

Notes from a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council met on Wednesday 10th May when three different meetings were held (see below).

Firstly, many congratulations to Cllr. Mike Rigby on his re-election as County Councillor for… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association Station Jottings

As I write these jottings I am acutely aware that the week ahead will see the second major event of the year on the railway, that of the Antiques Road Show event at Minehead. Our own sleeping… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Friendly Club

Our April event was the first of our Summer Coach Trips. A 'Mystery Trip'. We set out in lovely warm sunshine - down the M5. Hmmm, that opens-up a wealth of possibilities? We knew better than to… Read more »

From Your Rector: Revd. Matthew Tregenza

As I write this, the Feast of Pentecost is on the horizon, marking as it does the completion of the great fifty days of Easter, ‘The Queen of Seasons’ as St. John of Damascus called it.

Both… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Village Hall

The new stage at Bishops Lydeard Village Hall was opened, officially, at an event on Friday 5th May. In his remarks before the opening, Greg Allen, the Treasurer of the Village Hall Management… Read more »

Co-op Community Causes

Patrons of Bishops Lydeard Co-op have provided money for three local community groups: the 3rd Taunton Bishops Lydeard Scout Group, Bishops Lydeard School Association, and
Lydeard St. Lawrence… Read more »

Proposed World War 1 Memorial

Submission to the Parish Council for permission to place the proposed World War 1 Memorial, Poppies in a Breeze in the Remembrance/Memorial Garden, adjacent to Bishops Lydeard Church… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Flower Show 2017

Planning for the 2017 Bishops Lydeard Flower Show is well underway. The Village Hall has been booked for Saturday 15th July from 2.30 pm. The Schedule will be available in May but the organising… Read more »

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