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

Somerset Day 2017

Plans for Somerset Day 2017 are well under way with a similar format to this year’s celebration.

On Saturday 13th May at the Village Hall there will be a craft fair, entertainment and an… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Short Mat Bowls Club

On a Saturday morning in October the Club held its annual ‘intra-club’ match. Members started arriving at the Village Hall just after nine o’ clock to help setting out the mat, a table for lunch… Read more »

Notes from a Parish Councillor

Notes from the Parish Council October & November 2016

It is very pleasing to be
able to report that, at very
long last, work on the new
A358 roundabout is
underway and is making
good progress… Read more »

Royal British Legion (Women’s Section)

Annual General Meeting Report

The Annual General Meeting was held at St. Mary’s Church Centre on Wednesday 26th October. The Exhortation was read by Mrs. Saunders. This was followed by the… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association Station Jottings

Having been near the railway on several occasions during early November it seems so strange after the comings and goings of October to see no trains running but it happens each November; a… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Friendly Club

Club meeting with Peter Harrison

The third Wednesday in October saw the start of our winter programme. Our speaker was our own Peter Harrison on Chequers, the Prime Minister's residence,… Read more »

From your Rector: From Revd. Maureen

The shops and TV adverts have been in full swing since before the 5th November firework parties and Remembrance Day, encouraging us to get on with buying presents and food and start celebrating… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Church School Report

Autumn Term at Bishops Lydeard Church School

Open the Book: Being a church school means that we have lots of opportunities to have assemblies by people from the church. These are called Open… 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 »

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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