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 survived 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
01458 851681 (Benefice Office) or 01458-851131 for John Norris, Church Warden (01458 833133 for Pam Creed, Church Warden)

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5th Sunday Benefice Communiion
On 27th December 2015 - Will be held in West Bradley (not West Pennard) On fifth Sunday, Service held in one of the five Benefice Churches St Nicholas'Church - West Pennard St Dunstan's Church - Baltonsborough St Leonard's Church - Butleigh St Andrew's Church - West Bradley or Church of Blessed Virgin Mary - Lottisham
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
1st Sunday - Matins
Traditional Matins with Book of Common Prayer Except August - See August services
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 Except August - See August services
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
4th Sunday - Parish Communion
Parish Communion with modern liturgy. Except August - See August services
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
3rd Sunday - Winter Evening Prayer
Traditional Book of Common Prayer Evening Service In winter months(November through April) this service is held at 4PM In Summer months,this service is held at 6:30PM
Every third Sunday at 4:00 PM for 50 minutes
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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

This page was last updated on Sunday 9th August 2015
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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