St Petrock

A small rural mediaeval church on Exmoor with a lot going on!

About this church

Grade I Listed church which is open every day from dawn to dusk in the heart of Timberscombe.

Lots to enjoy including a rare vaulted wooden rood screen and loft, Jacobean pulpit, restored wall paintings, and a piscina dating from 1400s. A peal of 8 bells, unusual in a small country church, is practised and rung weekly. The churchyard cross dates from 1300s and the churchyard yew tree is notable, more than 440 years old. 

Complete church records are available and accessible on heritage days held annually. A lovely village pub The Lion, serves food only a few steps away. This is a walkers paradise.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Ramp or level access available on request
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Regular events

  • Services every Sunday 11am. Visitors are always welcome to our church for services, quiet reflection or participate in community activities.
  • Many activities take place in the church including regular village school use, weekly bell ringing, a gardening group and a history group.
  • Gardening Group meet first Monday of the month at 7.30pm. new members and/or visitors always welcome.
  • History Group meet third Monday every other month.
  • Bellringers meet every Thursday at 7.30pm to practise and perform every Sunday at 10.30am.

Other nearby churches

St George

An uneasy truce between priory and parish characterised the early history of this church: the townsfolk used the west end, while the monks worshipped at a separate high altar at the east end.


All Saints

The gleaming lime washed walls of this imposing church overlooking Exmoor give a foretaste of the wonderfully light and spacious feeling interior, with its slender white pillars and soaring wagon roofs.

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