ST LEONARD’S CHURCH, MARSTON BIGOT

St Leonard’s Church, Marston Bigot is in one of the finest settings in our parish, looking over wide fields and woods. It stands on the edge of the lawns of Marston House, a Grade II listed building with a magnificent sweeping façade. St Leonard’s is the parish church for the civil parish of Trudoxhill which includes Marston Bigot, and is now part of the wider parish of Postlebury.

Despite its somewhat isolated position, the church has an enthusiastic community of worshippers and friends. On the third Sunday of the month at 9.30 am, there is Holy Communion as well as seasonal services at Easter, Harvest and Christmas.

THE CHURCH OF ST MARY, WANSTROW

The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wanstrow is a Grade II* listed building which stands at the head of the ancient village street, Church Street, near the Manor House.

The church hosts a variety of formal and informal worship services, weddings and funerals, throughout the year. Sunday services usually take place on the first Sunday of each month at 9.30 in the morning. During the summer, teas are available on alternate Saturday afternoons. All are welcome to come and enjoy the peaceful and reflective atmosphere. Should you wish to enter the church for private prayer, then the churchwarden will be happy to open the church for you.

CLOFORD – CHURCH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a beautiful Grade 2* listed building which dates back to the 11TH century and is at the heart of the tiny village of Cloford between Wanstrow and Nunney.

Services are held at 11 am on the 4th Sunday of every month alternating between Matins (BCP) and Holy Communion.

We also of course welcome weddings and baptisms from qualifying couples and conduct funerals regularly. The churchyard is still open for burials if there is a connection.

WITHAM FRIARY

The church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St John the Baptist and All Saints, Witham Friary, is now the only remaining Carthusian place of worship in the UK open to the public and is a place of pilgrimage with strong links to Lincoln Cathedral through St Hugh. Church services are held on the second Sunday of the month with a special celebration every November for the Feast of St Hugh. Baptisms, weddings and funerals take place and there are a number of ‘informal’ services on special dates throughout the year.

With the support of the village, the organ in the church was fully restored in 2018.

ALL SAINT’S CHURCH, NUNNEY

All Saints Church, Nunney holds services at 9.30 am on the 4th Sunday of every month (Holy Communion alternating with Morning Worship) and every Friday morning at 10 am (Holy Communion – BCP). Additional services are held on special days to celebrate Easter, Christmas, Mothering Sunday, Harvest and on Remembrance Sunday for example.

All Saints Church lies at the heart of the busy, picturesque village of Nunney, overlooking Nunney Castle. The church has been the focus of Christian worship for over 800 years. Its tranquil interior is brightly lit by four dormer windows in the barrel-vaulted ceiling – restored by the Friends of Nunney Church in 2017.

Welcome to the Parish of Postlebury

Our five ancient and beautiful churches to the south-west of Frome in Somerset make up the United Parish of Postlebury. This rural Church of England parish covers the villages and hamlets of  Nunney, Wanstrow, Witham Friary, Cloford, Trudoxhill and Marston Bigot – with Postlebury Wood at the centre.  Our churches share services and communications – including this website, an Annual Guide to Postlebury, and a monthly Postlebury Churches e-newsletter We also work together to hold joint social and fundraising events.

Our Sunday services rotate around the parish in a regular pattern. Each village church also hosts services for many of the key festivals such as Christmas, Easter, Mothering Sunday, Harvest and Remembrance Sunday. More information about services can be found here 

We share our vicar, with the nearby parishes of Leigh-upon-Mendip with Downhead and Stoke St Michael. The parishes are in vacancy currently, following the retirement of the vicar.    We are hoping to make  an appointment in early 2025.   In the meantime, the parish office has been relocated in Nunney temporarily as the Rectory is refurbished, and all services are being covered by local and retired clergy.  The parish office can be contacted on 07404 824355.

The Parish of Postlebury sits in the Frome Deanery in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Contact Us

Email: nunney.rectory@gmail.com

Phone: 07404 824355

The Rectory

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