About Us

The parish of Lyng serves a diverse population of around 350, and the ancient parish church of St Bartholomew overlooks the beautiful Somerset Levels with its vibrant far-ming communities of East Lyng, West Lyng and Outwood. There is a strong sense of community, warmth and friendship, which newcomers to the villages soon experience. The residents of the villages include people from all walks of life: a large number are re-tired, some work locally on farms, others in the nearby towns and villages, others are self-employed. Lyng has recently seen a number of younger families moving in.