The Church of St. Peter and St Paul stands in a magnificent position dominating the approach to the village across the Levels from the North.
At night when floodlit it almost seems to hang in the sky. It is one of the oldest, and certainly the most impressive, building in the community which it has served for about seven centuries. The octagonal tower is unusual, though not unique, among Somerset Churches (there are others at Stoke St. Gregory and Barrington).
Its primary function is to witness to the glory of God, and it is a powerful reminder of the centrality of the Christian Gospel in our Somerset history.
Alfred's establishment of a first English Christian Kingdom began from the Island of Athelney a couple of miles to the north east more than eleven centuries ago.
In the twenty-first century the Church is maintained and used by a loyal and dedicated congregation who enjoy a rich tradition of worship, and work hard to maintain and enhance the beauty of this remarkable building.
Please feel free to join us at worship, to explore the richness of the building in your own time, or simply to use it for a time of private peace and reflection. You are always welcome.
Please come along to the monthly Produce Market on Saturday 6th February 9.30am - 11.30pm in the Village Hall. You will find a wide range of foods, plants and crafts all from local producers and refreshments too.
Over the past few months we have been raising funds for the church in a number of ways. The response in the village has been fantastic.
Gift Day in October raised almost £2,000, not including gift aid. The Advent Fair made a total of about £1,000 and we have sold out of the the church calendar!
Special thanks go to all those who helped with the organisation, to the Post Office for selling the calendars, and all those who showed their support in these various ways.