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

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

The Bishops Lydeard and Cothelstone Neighbourhood Plan is now at the statutory consultation stage of its development.  For the next six weeks (from 22nd June until 4th August) there is an… Read more »

Parish Council Vacancies

Following the 2015 Parish Council elections, casual vacancies have arisen on the Parish Council. If you are interested or would like further information about filling a vacancy and becoming a… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Annual Parish Meeting

Will be held in the Village Hall, Bishops Lydeard on Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 7pm


  1. Chair’s report
  2. Comments and questions from members of the public
  3. Presentation of Annual… Read more »

Latest News

West Somerset Railway Association


Enjoy a great day out for all the family. The West Somerset Railway Association is putting on a wonderful show over the weekend of 1st & 2nd August 2015 at… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Flower Show

Many thanks to all who came along to our Coffee Morning and Plant Sale on 9th May. We raised an amazing £870.95 for the village Flower Show funds which should ensure that the show continues in… Read more »

David John Hinton 1944 2015

Scientist, teacher, schools inspector, artist, author, photographer, calligrapher, raconteur, local historian, sportsman, traveller, sometime Chairman of the Parish Council, husband, brother,… Read more »

Royal British Legion (Women's Section)

The yearly Group Meeting was held, in April, at the Church Centre and was opened with a prayer by the Maureen Young, who was our speaker for this meeting.Guests attended from Wellington and Mrs… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

It was the 15th April when we set off for our first coach outing of the summer. We had 47 of us on board and the weather was fantastic. Far too nice for April and the previous evening found me… Read more »

Lydeard House Garden Opening - Sunday 21st June 2015

On my wish list is good weather for Sunday 21st June 2015, when we open Lydeard House gardens from 2pm until 5:30 pm, as part of the National Garden Scheme which raises an enormous amount of… 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 »

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 »

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