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The Blessed Virgin Mary (Christon)

published by Paul Tracey on Thu, 25/11/2010 - 19:36
Website:The Blessed Virgin Mary (Christon)
Address:The Rectorry
Sparrow Hill Way
Weare, Axbridge
County:Somerset
Postcode:BS26 2LE
Telephone:01934 733 140
This is a beautiful Norman church in a wonderful setting. Inside it is warm and welcoming. It is the smallest church in Crook Peak Parish and seats about 70.
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St John the Baptist (Churchill)

published by Paul Tracey on Thu, 25/11/2010 - 19:40
Website:St John the Baptist (Churchill)
Address:Jacqui Lee (Benefice Administrator)
The Spruces, Doleberrow
Churchill
County:Somerset
Postcode:BS25 5NS
Telephone:01934 853 256
The Norman church of St John the Baptist is in an idyllic rural setting nestling at the foot of the Mendip Hills at the edge of the village of Churchill. Originally, it is thought to have been in the heart of the parish. However, in the 14th century Churchill may well have been a victim of the plague and it could be for this reason that the village is a short way away. Records show that there was a Norman chapel on this site in 1180, the nave or centre aisle of which remains today. The stone font is believed to be 800 years old and to have originated from these times although the wooden font cover was added in 1879 when there was a revival in gothic designs. One of the significant features of St John the Baptist church must be the remarkably detailed and colourful Latch Memorial, which depicts a moving scene of the distraught Thomas Latch opening the shroud of his wife, Sarah, who died in childbirth with her twelfth child. All their children are depicted below. The kneelers alone are worth a special visit. Finely stitched by a local ecumenical group, each kneeler is a work of art depicting facets of parishioners' lives. Exhibitions of works by professional and talented local artists and craftsmen and women are on view throughout the summer.
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St Peter and St Paul (Bleadon)

published by Paul Tracey on Thu, 25/11/2010 - 22:46
Website:St Peter and St Paul (Bleadon)
Address:The Rectory
17 Coronation Road
Bleadon, Weston-super-Mare
County:Somerset
Postcode:BS24 0PG
Telephone:01934 812 297

The priest in charge is Revd Philip Stevens.

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St Andrew's (Banwell)

published by Paul Tracey on Sun, 28/11/2010 - 19:39
Website:St Andrew's (Banwell)
Address:Park House, Park Meadow
East Street
Banwell
County:Somerset
Postcode:BS29 6BW
Telephone:01934 822 320

The earliest settlers probably came for the clear spring water from “Bana`s Well” that flowed into the River, and over the years Saxons and Romans have made their homes here. It is described in the Domesday Book.

Banwell was also the Summer Palace of several Bishops as early as 1304 until Bishop Montague “repaired and beautified” it between 1608 and 1616. Since then it has been re-built and called “The Court” and now “The Abbey” by successive owners but is still a beautiful and stately building.

By 1800 the population was 1082, consisting mainly of farmers and agricultural workers, during the next 50 years the village grew to about 1720 inhabitants and the work force included paper-makers, watch makers, brick and tile makers and railway workers beside the usual labourers. During this time William Beard, a rather eccentric gentleman of Banwell, discovered the Bone Caves in 1824 and many learned scholars and visitors came to view the Caves and their contents.

The large Gothic Church in Banwell is dedicated to St Andrew, it has an elaborately carved wooden screen which dates to 1522 and a 100 foot high tower at the west end, complete with bells. The Registers date from 1568 and along with such documents like Lay Subsidy Returns, Dwelly’s Hearth Tax Exemption Certificates, Ordnance Survey Maps, Tithe Returns and Census Record you can build up a picture of Banwell and her inhabitants.

The documents mentioned can be found at Somerset Archives in Taunton and also at Weston-super-Mare Library in the Local Studies Library.

The priest in charge is Revd John Franks.

See location on open street map site.

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St Andrew's (Clevedon)

published by Paul Tracey on Mon, 29/11/2010 - 1:30
Website:St Andrew's (Clevedon)
Address:The Vicarage
10 Coleridge Road
Clevedon
County:Bristol
Postcode:BS21 7TB
Telephone:01275 872 982
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St Paul's (Kewstoke)

published by Paul Tracey on Tue, 21/12/2010 - 22:11
Website:St Paul's (Kewstoke)

There is a page (see link above) on the Kewstoke web site devoted to the church which makes interesting reading. Well worth having a look.

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St Augustine's (Locking)

published by Paul Tracey on Tue, 21/12/2010 - 22:51
Website:St Augustine's (Locking)
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St Mary (Hutton)

published by Graham Payne on Wed, 19/01/2011 - 13:11
Website:St Mary (Hutton)
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St Laurence (Priddy)

published by Paul Tracey on Wed, 17/02/2016 - 12:28
Website:St Laurence (Priddy)
Address: next to the School and Village Hall
Priddy
County:Somerset
Postcode:BA5 3BE
Telephone:(01749) 870293
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St Mary - The Blessed Virgin Mary (Nempnet Thrubwell)

published by Paul Tracey on Sun, 06/03/2016 - 18:54
Website:St Mary - The Blessed Virgin Mary (Nempnet Thrubwell)
Address:Pit Lane
Nempnet Thrubwell
County:Somerset
Postcode:BS40 8YH
Telephone:01275332199
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