Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Thornecombe

The Blessed Virgin Mary

We are indeed in unprecedented times. Rev. Philip has set up and published a very simple online 'blog' page where he will provide prayer and worship resources for use at home. He will also be publishing homilies and ideas for use on Sunday's and other occasions (i.e. Holy Week) It is in development, but it is here:

Also, there is a dedicated email address for anybody to use if they are in need or can provide help with anything in this time.

It is [email protected]

Arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals: Please contact Rev. Philip Butcher 01460 221286 

Here is the Link to the Church of England webpage for Weddings -

and for Christenings -

and for funerals -

If you have any concerns with Safeguarding please contact the Safeguarding Officer, P.Barnes  01460 30847;

E: [email protected]

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team's page is :

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Glenys Armstrong 01749 685135

Local Authority Social Services telephone number is 0300 123 2224


This parish church - part of the Benefice of Two Shires has formally adopted the Church of

England House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy, “Promoting a safer church”

which can be found on the national church website:

A paper copy can be obtained from Church House Publishing.

More details of this church's policy can be found inside the church.

Get in touch

Revd Philip Butcher

The Vicarage 3 Home Farm Tatworth Chard TA20 2SH

Our website

Two shires Service for Sunday 3rd May 2020

3 May 2020, 9 a.m. for 40m
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Service for Fourth Sunday of Easter led by Rev. Judith Abbott.
This is a recorded service on

Recorded service

Here is our online Carol Service this year. It follows the theme of Comfort and Joy and is set amongst our wonderful outdoor Nativities in all the Parish Churches of the Two Shires Benefice. Enjoy!

20 Dec 2020, midnight