St Peter & St Paul, North Curry

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Now part of the Benefice of Athelney – along with the parishes of Stoke St Gregory, Lyng and Burrowbridge - North Curry’s Parish Church is frequently referred to as “The Cathedral of the Moors”. It was built on a site of an earlier Norman church in about 1300 in the Decorated style, using Ham Hill stone, blue lias, and some grey sandstone from a quarry within the parish. About a hundred years later it was updated in the Perpendicular style when the roofs of the nave and aisles were raised to accommodate larger windows. Evidences of the original pitches can be seen both outside on the south and east faces of the tower and inside on its west arch. At this time the upper stage of the tower and the parapets were added, as was the interesting collection of gargoyles and hunkypunks.

The tower has 8 bells, the heaviest weighing around 17 cwt. Most of them date from 1811, but there were bells here for a long time before then – there are records going back to 1586. Originally the bells were rung from ground level inside the church, where the central altar is now located. Then in 1833 access was made from the outside, constructing the spiral turret staircase to reach a new ringing chamber located just below the belfry.

In 2013 the church installed 54 solar panels on its nave and south isle roofs to promote the benefits of renewable energy to the congregation and the wider community.

A more detailed history to accompany a tour of the church can be found inside the church entrance.

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Holy Communion
Every first and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
Hosted at the parish church of St Gregory, Stoke St Gregory
Every second and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Mid-week Eucharist
Every first and third Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
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United Benefice Eucharist
Hosted by the Parish Church of St Gregory, Stoke St Gregory
Sunday 29th January 2017 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Mid-week Eucharist
Thursday 2nd February 2017 at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Holy Communion
Sunday 5th February 2017 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
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Sunday 5th February 2017 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight

Church Open 9.00am to 5.00pm usually
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11229
Our Patron: Chapter of Wells Cathedral
Archdeaconry: TAUNTON (513)
Deanery: SEDGEMOOR (51301)
Benefice: The Athelney Benefice (01/011CF)
Parish Legal Name: North Curry (510548 )
CofE Church Info: (601548 1/548)
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The current editor is: Helen Griffiths

This page was last updated on Friday 4th November 2016
St Peter & St Paul : Church Road, North Curry, Somerset, TA3 6LJ

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