St Congar, Badgworth

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.

There is no other church in the country with this dedication. St Congar was a nephew of St. David and is believed to have come from S. Wales to Congresbury, and probably built the first church here about 700 A.D.

The North Chapel is believed to be the oldest part of the church. The east window is very early decorated about 1340 A.D. A similar one existed at the West end and can be seen from . The piscina, in wonderful state of preservation, dates form 1320-50. The Founders Tomb on the North side bears an inscription in Norman French, Jon de Hamton. gist: ici. Diev. De. Salme. eit. merci. (Jon de Hamton lies here God, on his soul, have mercy.)

The present nave was probably built about the middle of the 15th century. There are fine perpendicular windows on the South, and the massive door is enriched with Tudor rose design, also an iron ring and knocker used by those "seeking sanctuary". The two carved heads may have borne a beam supporting a "parvise" or upper room. The Chancel was rebuilt in 1864 in the decorated style
The Jacobean pulpit stands on a pre-reformation stone pulpit, however, the faces of the four carved figures (probably the evangelist) are unfortunately mutilated.
The Font is of very early date probably Early English or Norman.
The Tower contains five bells, two of them pre-reformation, with latin inscriptions.

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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


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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