St Andrew, Compton Bishop

This Church is one of 6 in the United Parish of Crook Peak. You are most welcome to join the congregation in any of our other Church buildings. We are a Lay Led Parish, and our Minister is Mr Gary Orriss.

This church was dedicated by Bishop Jocelin on 13th July 1236 and legal documents show that Compton Church was given to Wells Cathedral in or before 1228. The south doorway and the font were however made for a church at least a century older, evidence of more than 800 years of worship in this beautiful, peaceful place.

THE NAVE has a beautiful 14th century Perpendicular carved stone pulpit which is said to be one of the best in Somerset. In the centre of the nave is the CHURCHWARDEN'S OAK CHEST which at one time contained a slot into which money for the poor could be dropped.

THE FONT is Norman and probably the oldest object in the church.

In 2019 A fully disabled accessible toilet was installed and sited in the car park, it is open during all services and ceremonies and events in the Church. Many thanks to the Compton Bishop Committee for getting this installed.

Friends of Compton Bishop Church

This is a Trust which was formed to raise money exclusively for the maintainance, repair and improvement of St. Andrews Church. The website can be accessed by clicking here 

Get in touch

The Parish Administrator

What's on

Coffee Morning in Weare

Monthly. Every Last Friday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Weare Churchroom
Weare Churchroom, St Gregory's Church, Sparrowhill Way, Weare, BS26 2LE

A friendly welcome to all. Refreshments are FOC. Donations are welcome from those who can give what they want.

On the last Friday of each month

Everyday faith

Discover how we can support you to find and follow God in your everyday life.


2 month rota of Church services



Our parish of Crook Peak is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact,
The Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) Mr Gary Orriss
Tel: 01934 733281
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) Andrew Duncan
Tel: 01749 588905 or out of hours 07736 903855
Email: [email protected]

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

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