About Us

About Us

The Churches of Wivey and the Hills are friendly and active providing regular Sunday services in a range of different forms across the rural area as well as providing an active network of groups throughout the week across the benefice. Cafe at St Andrew’s on a Thursday morning is a particular highlight, featuring home-made cakes and a welcoming toddler group for Mum’s and other carers. We welcome all newcomers with open arms a friendly smile.

Above all we believe that the mission of church is far more important than the church itself which is why we are so passionate about reaching out into the community, working together with other groups and being an integral part of the community. It is still a mission that is growing for us but one which we hope to develop with the will of Christ and the Holy Spirit to guide us.

The largest of our churches and our largest congregation is at St Andrews in the town of Wiveliscombe. Most of our regular services and activities take place in the town and around the hub of St Andrews. There is much more happening around the wider benefice too.

Being a combined benefice Wiveliscombe and the Hills is led by a single licensed member of the clergy who manages the day to day needs of all the members of the congregation and leads the main services. The rector (vicar) is then supported by a team of lay readers, lay worship assistants and retired clergy who help support and lead services. Click here to find out more about our full ministry team.

All of the churches on this website and in the benefice are part of the Church of England. The Church of England is part of the Anglican church worldwide. Click here to find out more about the Church of England and what we believe.