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“Wivey and the Hills” represents the Church of England parishes of the United Benefice of Wiveliscombe, Chipstable, Raddington, Clatworthy, Huish Champflower, Brompton Ralph and Tolland, in the Diocese of Bath and Wells. The Benefice is in the North Tone Local Ministry Group and in the Taunton Archdeaconry.

At the heart of our community lies Wiveliscombe and the Parish Church of St Andrews which is located on Church Street and forms part of the impressive skyline on the town when approaching from the east and the south. The church can easily be seen when approaching from either direction.

Please see the pages for each of our churches for more information on the history of the church, their service times and contact details.

Access

As with most rural locations parking is extremely limited and mainly on street. All Churches are accessed directly from the road apart from Raddington which is only accessed by foot. Some of our churches have good disabled facilities including St Andrews but there are generally helping hands to assist. Any queries should be directed to the church wardens. Please can all visitors who are able walk to church.

  • At Wiveliscombe parking is available around the church on the church path but is limited and last in/ last out basis. It is suggested that you park in either Croft Way car park or North Street car park both of which are a short walk away in the middle of town.
  • At Langley Marsh parking is extremley limited to on street please ensure that you do not block the neighbours drives.
  • At Chipstaple, Waterrow, Huish Champflower, Clatworthy, Tolland and Brompton Ralph parking is available on street on verges around the village. Please park carefully and ensure that you do not damage verges or block the carriageway.
  • At Raddington which is our most rural church where only the most enthusiastic and the sheep can walk to church there is a small lay by just up from the church where the congregation can park. This can get full on large services so please take care not to block the lanes which are very narrow.
St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew’s Wiveliscombe

Church Contacts: To contact one of the church wardens please see our contacts list for Wiveliscombe. Church History and Information: Church in Wiveliscombe was first documented in 1179 and during the reign of Bishop Ralph a new church was built on the same site. Whilst evidence of the design and site of this church building is limited it is…

St. Luke's Church

St. Luke’s Langley Marsh

Church Contacts: To contact one of the church wardens please see our contacts list for Wiveliscombe. As St. Luke’s is part of the Wiveliscombe parish one of the listed church wardens will be able to handle any direct enquiries about St. Luke’s. Church History and Information: The delightful Langley church, with its pointed bellcote is…

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter’s Huish Champflower

Church Contacts: To contact a church warden please see our contacts list for The Hills. The church that each warden is associated with is listed alongside their name. Church History and Information: St. Peter’s is a prominent part of the village of Huish Champflower. For more information on the parish and the village please visit their…

All Saints Chipstable

All Saints Chipstable

Church Contacts: To contact a church warden please see our contacts list for The Hills. The church that each warden is associated with is listed alongside their name. Church History and Information: All Saints is part of the Chipstable with Raddington parish which contains 3 churches – All Saints Chipstable, St. Michael’s Raddington and Waterrow Church…

St Michaels

St. Michael’s Raddington

Church Contacts: To contact a church warden please see our contacts list for The Hills. The church that each warden is associated with is listed alongside their name. Church Information: St. Michael’s is part of the Chipstable with Raddington parish which contains 3 churches – All Saints Chipstable, St. Michael’s Raddington and Waterrow Church and Community…

Waterrow Church and Hall

Waterrow Church and Community Hall

Church Contacts: To contact a church warden please see our contacts list for The Hills. The church that each warden is associated with is listed alongside their name. Church History and Information: Waterrow Church and Hall is part of the Chipstable with Raddington parish which contains 3 churches – All Saints Chipstable, St. Michael’s Raddington and…

St. Mary Magdalene Clatworthy

St. Mary Magdalene Clatworthy

Church Contacts: To contact a church warden please see our contacts list for The Hills. The church that each warden is associated with is listed alongside their name. Church History and Information: The presence of an Iron Age enclosure [around 1000 BC] to the East of where Clatworthy reservoir is now situated is the earliest evidence…

St. Mary's Brompton Ralph

St. Mary’s Brompton Ralph

Church Contacts: To contact a church warden please see our contacts list for The Hills. The church that each warden is associated with is listed alongside their name. Church History and Information: The parish of Brompton Ralph with Tolland has two churches – St. Mary’s and St. John the Baptist. The village of Brompton Ralph certainly…

St. John the Baptist Tolland

St. John the Baptist Tolland

Church Contacts: To contact a church warden please see our contacts list for The Hills. The church that each warden is associated with is listed alongside their name. Church History and Information: The parish of Brompton Ralph with Tolland has two churches – St. Mary’s and St. John the Baptist. The Church of St John the…