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

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 »

Notes from the April PC Meeting

Parish Lengthsman: we were delighted to welcome our new Parish Lengthsman, Jon Manning, to the meeting.  Jon updated the Parish Council on the work he has undertaken to date, specifically… Read more »

Latest News

Diary of Events - Christian Aid Week - 10th - 16th May 2015

Saturday 9th May

Cupcake sale

2 - 5 p.m. at the Rectory drive, St. Mary’s Church

The Great Big Knit sew-up

2 - 5 p.m. at the Church Centre, St. Mary’s Church


Monday 11th May

Italian… 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 »

Royal British Legion (Women's Section)

Our March meeting was held on a sunny afternoon at The Church Centre. Business included Blood Donors on April 3rd, Somerset Day in May and the Group Meeting at our next meeting in April.We… Read more »

Somerset Day - 11th May

As you may have read last month, 2015 sees the very first Somerset Day.

As the 11th of May falls on a Monday this year, we have decided to have a whole weekend of events, starting on the 8th of… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

On the 18th March we had a good turn out for our last of the ‘winter’ meetings. Martin Snell (a retired police officer) came to talk to us about the West Somerset Railway. He proved to be a very… 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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