“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. Here is a short video from the churches of the Tone Valley which showcases how a variety of local churches have come together as one.
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.
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 extremely 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.