St Nicholas, West Pennard

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St Nicholas Parish Church is part of the Brue Benefice of churches located in the Brue River Valley. 

The church consists of a chancel, cleresteried nave, aisles, south porch, and west tower with a short timber spire. The fabric is of a late medieval date but is not likely to have been of one build.   The north arcade of four bays is quite regular.  By contrast, the south arcade is irregular; the easternmost arch being much wider than northern arches.   This positioning suggests that there may have been a transceptal chapel before the aisle was added.  The three remaining arches vary greatly in span suggesting that the design might have been occasioned by necessary adjustments.   The original tower may have been higher but due to decay was shortened by necessity    The rood screen has largely servived from the 16th century.

The churches registers begin in 1538 which was the first year they were required to be kept.


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Judith Jeffery (Priest)
Brue Benefice Office is in Baltonsborough
at The Old Hall House, Ham Street,
Baltonsborough, Somerset BA6 9PX
Judith Jeffery, Priest in Charge

Phone 01458-851681
Email [email protected]
01458 851681 (Benefice Office) or 01458-851131 for John Norris, Church Warden (01458 833133 for Pam Creed, Church Warden)

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4th Sunday - Parish Communion
Parish Communion with modern liturgy
Every fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for 50 minutes
5th Sunday Benefice Communiion
On 28th December 2014 - Will be held in West Bradley On fifth Sunday, Service held in one of the five Benefice Churches St Nicholas - West Pennard Baltonsborough St Leonard's Butleigh West Bradley or Lottisham
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
1st Sunday - Matins
Traditional Matins with Book of Common Prayer
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
2nd Sunday Family Communion
Family Communion with modern liturgy Children are a focus of the service. Sometimes includes Baptisms
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
3rd Sunday - Evening Prayer
Evensong with Book of Common Prayer
Every third Sunday at 4:00 PM for 50 minutes
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Maunday Thursday
United Benefice Holy Communion Service (Traditional stripping of the altar)
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 6:30 PM for 40 minutes
Good Friday observances in Benefice
10AM Baltonsborough - Procession to Butleigh with Readings and Reflections 2PM West Bradley - Last Hour reflections 6PM Butleigh - Passiontide Service No services in West Pennard on Good Friday
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 12:00 AM for 40 minutes
Easter Sunday Service
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes

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Clergy: The Revd J A JEFFERY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10986
Archdeaconry: WELLS (511)
Deanery: GLASTONBURY (51106)
Parish Legal Name: West Pennard (510138 1/138)
CofE Church Info: (601138 1/138)
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The current editor is: John Norris

St Nicholas : Church Lane, From the A361, turn on Newtown Lane (left from Pilton, (right from Glastonbury) until you see the Memorial Cross. Turn left at the Memorial Cross. The church is at the top of Church Lane., West Pennard, Somerset, BA6 8NT

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