St James, Fitzhead

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The building is a fine, largely 15th century church consisting of nave and north aisle, chancel, and vestry. It has a western tower with separate entry leading to 6 bells. Heavily restored in the 19th century, the nave and chancel about 1849, retaining the late medieval pews, and Rood screen. Much of the medieval fabric of the nave survives. The tower is early perpendicular, built in Quantock red sandstone rubble with Bath stone dressings in 19th century work.

A number of significant projects have been completed in recent years. These include an enhanced porch area.

Reordering to include toilet and kitchen facilities has not been considered necessary as both are available in the Tithe Barn next door.

Fitzhead warmly welcomes visitors and new members of its congregation. The current monthly pattern of services includes one 8.30am BCP Communion with aditional evening services as advertised

This church is unlocked during daylight hours and visitors are most welcome

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Holy Communion (BCP)
Traditional said service
Every fourth Sunday at 8:30 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Home Communion
Informal Communion held in parishioners homes
Every second Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
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Carol Service
Family Carol service with the Blessing of the Nativities
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Midnight Mass
A Traditional Midnight Mass with Choir
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship


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Incumbent: The Revd Helene Lindsay STAINER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11390
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: TAUNTON (513)
Deanery: TONE (51308)
Parish Legal Name: Fitzhead (510590 )
CofE Church Info: (601590 1/590)
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The current editor is: Helene Stainer

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This page was last updated on Friday 10th November 2017
St James : Church Road, Fitzhead, Somerset, TA4 3JT

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