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

Bishops Lydeard Flower Boxes

A very big thank you to everyone who has donated towards the upkeep of these flowering displays.

The meetings, every first Friday of the month in the Church Centre, has raised such a… Read more »

Rotary Shoebox Scheme

After some years of producing “DIY shoeboxes”, it was agreed to join the Rotary Shoebox Scheme in 2016 and a total of 60 shoeboxes were sent from the Benefice last Christmas.

We would like to… Read more »

Somerset Day: 11th May 2017

Planning for Somerset Day celebrations continues. We have many craft stalls this year with lots of different items for sale. The hall is already fully booked and there are stalls outside… Read more »

Notes from a Parish Councillor

The meeting on Wednesday 8th February was a long one and we were unable to deal with all the items on the agenda. These were not urgent and will be dealt with at the March meeting.

The matter… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association Station Jottings

I have just read that all the major preserved railways had a good year in 2016 including the West Somerset Railway. This is always good news not only for the railway but all traders and B&Bs in… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Friendly Club

Annual General Meeting Report

Our first meeting of 2017 was our annual AGM, for which we had a good turnout. The business discussed included saying thank-you to our retiring treasurer Rosemary… Read more »

From your Rector: From Revd. Maureen

Well, here we are at the beginning of March already – where have January and February gone? The long dark, cold days of winter are almost over and already there are signs of spring and new life.… 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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