About Us

Holy Cross, Babcary is a typical rural medieval parish church set in the midst of this small Somerset village. A simple building made of local blue lias limestone with ham stone features and set in an attractive churchyard. Together with the Red Lion Inn it forms the heart of this unspoilt little village. The diarist Parson James Woodforde was curate here in 1765 and played the first recorded game of "Fives" against the church wall. The church was extended in 1867 by the addition of a north aisle designed by Benjamin Ferrey.

As part of the Six Pilgrims Benefice (with Alford, Hornblotton, Lovington and N & S Barrow) we have a full range of Services including Communion, Matins, Evensong and, on the first Sunday of the month, a Family Service. We have an active band of bell ringers.

<strong>Safeguarding Policy</strong>

This parish takes the wellbeing and safety of the children and vulnerable adults that attend our church very seriously. If you wish to raise a safeguarding concern, please contact  Lynda Payne, our safeguarding officer, by emailing [email protected]. Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01749 685135 and find more information on their website: https://www.bathandwells.org.uk/diocese/safeguarding/