Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Huish Episcopi cum Langport

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The church of St. Mary is a typical Somerset stone church. Established in Norman times, it is believed to have been built on a Saxon site. It is in an area renowned for small abbeys such as Muchelney and Athelney.
The tower is an outstanding example of Perpendicular architecture with some fine stone tracery. Such is its importance that it was on a Post Office stamp featuring British Architecture - Village Churches in June 1971.
In addition to the tower there are some fine Victorian stained glass windows including one by Burne Jones of the Nativity.
The main east window is traditional stained glass with a Crucifixion scene dedicated to three children from one family who died within a fortnight of each other on the 1870's.
The Michell's were a famous military family and the Kelways known as suppliers of peony roses and irises to Queen Victoria were also generous donors of stained glass. A large white marble pillar identifies the family grave.
A recent burial was that of Charles Sisson poet who lived in Langport.
The bells are used regularly for Sunday services and are used for practise on Wednesday evenings. There are 8 bells, the oldest being cast in the 1600's.

Within the parish is the large historic chapel to St. Mary's, All Saints church on the Hill. Open much of the week and occasionally used for worship it is well worth visiting.

St Mary's is the parish church of Huish Episcopi cum Langport. Langport is the commercial and social centre of this growing rural community. The parish has two community facilities in the town. All Saints Hall is used by several organisations and on Thursdays there is a morning market. Our main mission and outreach  work is done at the Angel on Bow Street. It is a cafe open to the public ( Wednesday to Saturday) and run by an army of volunteers from the various parishes of the Langport Team Ministry, other denominations and supports. In addition various groups meet there for social, youth and community events.

A new addition to the programmes offered at the Angel is the Forget-me not cafe (Tuesday afternoons), supported by the local Rotary Club of Langport and Somerton and the Angel's volunteers. They are helping those who suffer from memory loss and dementia plus support for the carers.

 The Angel is being prepared for a major renovation but will continue to serve locals and visitors alike, do visit the Angel!

Field Road
Huish Episcopi Langport
TA10 9QR

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