Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Wedmore

History

In 878 King Alfred and the Saxons won a famous battle against the Danes as Edington Wiltshire. Guthrum, the Danish leader, was baptised a Christian. He and 30 Danish followers were brought by Alfred to the royal estate at Wedmore. During the feasting they made the agreement which has been known ever since as The Peace of Wedmore.

St Mary’s church has been rebuilt several times, the present church was built in 14-1500s. There is an information leaflet and a children’s trail to help you to enjoy your visit.

Look out for; the medieval font, the eagle lecturn, the Jacobean pulpit, the chandeliers (which are still lit at Christmas), the stained glass windows.