Nettlecombe is the northwestern Parish in the Quantock Towers Benefice and lies at the northeast corner of the Exmoor National Park and comprises several hamlets, isolated farms and house, but no village.
The church is built of local Old Red Sandstone and dates from the late 12th Century.There are many interesting features in the church but the seven sacrament font is unusual for the area. The medieval effigies have been undergoing restoration thanks to grants including the National Lottery.The 15th century Nettlecombe chalice and paten - the oldest known pieces of hall-marked church plate in the UK - are now kept in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
We are fortunate that the church can remain open for visitors due to the proximity of the active Field Studies Center based in Nettlecombe Court which is next to the church. There is parking around the church but we ask visitors to be mindful of the activity that happens at the Court which includes coach and minibus transport. If you wish to make a special visit and want to check the church will be free of any activities please contact via this page or as below.
We hold services most Sundays. We have a small but loyal congregation of around 10 -12 (pre - Covid). We have a lovely restored organ and are fortunate to be able to have an organist at every service and always willing to hear of any other organists in the area.
We have an annual fete and regular musical events which are well supported by the local community and wider area.
Churchwarden Jane Wynne (01984 640743)
Lucy Devitt (01643 821102)
PCC Secretary Clive Thorne
PCC Treasurer Richard Lewis