Church

st aldhelms church

 

There has probably been a church building on this site since before St Aldhelm first came in 700AD. There was major restoration in 1869 when the incumbent took most of the church down, rebuilt and extended it. The two transepts pre-date this time and there are fine carved wooden angels in the roofs. The oldest part of the present church is the Norman arch of the north porch door. The church seats about 120 in the nave and a further 80 in the transepts. Kitchen and toilet facilities have been installed in recent years, and the Church is frequently used for community events, such as talks, Light Lunches, Afternoon Teas, and , of course our very popular Messy Church events for children. St Aldhelm’s Church is part of the Benefice of St Peter & St Paul, Shepton Mallet – follow this link for more information. There is a Holy Communion Service at 10.00 am every 3rd Thursday of the month at St Peter & St Paul. We welcomed our new Priest to the Parish, the Revd Jonathan Hunter-Dunn in September 2015. For all enquiries, please contact the Shepton Mallet parish office – open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 1pm:  T 01749 342163 E admin@sheptonbenefice.org.   The Doulting Church Wardens are John Lees and Paul Vagg.

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