St Bartholomew’s is beautiful in its simplicity and peaceful in its location on the edge of the village behind Oake Manor Golf Club.
A great deal of history sits within the 13th Century walls of St Bartholomew’s Church. In 1535 the monks from Taunton Priory ensured the preservation of a beautiful arched window from their derelict monastery by carrying it to St Bartholomew’s (though if you look carefully you will see that it was installed the wrong way round!)
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">This little sacred church and its grounds are well loved and cared for, respecting its historic traditions as well as embracing more informal group worship in its new meeting space in the south aisle.</span>
The parish of Oake is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.