St John the Baptist

A long flight of steps leading up to it from the town square gives great presence to this distinguished looking limestone building whose walls are topped with a parapet of intricately pierced stonework.

About this church

The light interior, with its high ceilings, and large windows with clear glass, owes much to a more than usually sensitive late Victorian restoration of a mainly 15th century building.

The remarkable blue and white ceiling of the nave was painstakingly created in decorative plasterwork by a local craftsman in 1636, for the sum of ten guineas.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St Mary

With its commanding central tower and elevated position, this cruciform church presides over its village very much like a small cathedral.


St Christopher

St Christophers stands boldly and majestically in the Somerset skyline and can be seen for miles all around the Somerset levels.

St Michael

Set on the lower slopes of the isolated hill from which it takes its name, Brent Knoll church stands on an ancient Christian site.

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