St John the Baptist, Biddisham

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.

The present church is a simple perpendicular building. Originally there was a small two-cell Norman Church, which was rebuilt during the 13th Century. The lower stage of the tower and chancel arch date from this period

The windows are 15th Century,, and the South Doorway, 16th Century. The church was restored about 1860, when the upper stage of the tower and chancel were rebuilt, and the vestry added.

Furnishings: The font (the only remains of an earlier church) is Norman with 3 scallops on the underside. The wooden pulpit is an interesting example of Jacobean craftsmanship, and is similar to that at Weare, which is dated 1617.

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


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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