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

Notes from the Parish Council September 2015

The Parish Council met on Wednesday 9th September

I am pleased to report that the final version of the Neighbourhood Plan (the Plan) was ratified following upon the consultation process. The… Read more »

Latest News

Royal British Legion (Women's Section)

The September meeting was held at the Church Centre; our annual Harvest service, which began with the Exhortation read by Mrs Saunders. Mrs Smith led the short service with nice music for a quiet… Read more »

St. Mary’s Churchyard Consecration


As some of you will be aware, the new extension to the churchyard has now been consecrated. This means that we can now use it for burials and ashes interments. The… Read more »

West Somerset Railway Association


The Autumn Gala appears to have been a great success thanks to Locomotive Tornado, which came to the railway by rail with its support coach from the national railway network. It… Read more »

Bishops Lydeard Over 55's - Friendly Club

On 19th August forty-five of us boarded the coach to go to Cardiff more in hope than expectation. It rained all day – and boy can it rain in Wales! As David our usual driver was on holiday, Ray… Read more »

From the Revd. Maureen

Are you asking yourself the same question as me: “Where has this year gone?” Here we are, already in October. A lot of people whom I met during the long August school holiday couldn’t believe… Read more »

Nature Notes

Buzzards over the Quantocks

Buzzards are well-known in Somerset and it is possible to watch one overhead, or perched on a branch, on most days from within our five parishes. But the hawk has… Read more »

St Agnes Holy Well, Cothelstone

Community Life Design CIC would like to invite members of the local community to share any stories or folklore about the Grade II* listed St. Agnes Holy Well in Cothelstone.

Community Life… Read more »

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