St Peter & St Paul, North Curry

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For more information and details of all services and events please see the church's website http://www.northcurrychurch.co.uk

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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United Benefice Eucharist
Archdeacon The Venerable Simon Hill presiding
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Little Angels
For pre-school children and their carers having fun with God
Monday 12th December 2016 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
School Carol Service
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Carol Service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Carols in the Square
Unaccompanied community carol singing in Queen Square Garden, using the traditional Bethlehem carol sheet
Monday 19th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Crib Service
Mary and Joseph arrive at the stable where Jesus will be born
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Christmas Family Eucharist
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
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Sunday

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

Thursday

Mid-week Eucharist
Every first and third Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Printer friendly list of events
United Benefice Eucharist
Archdeacon The Venerable Simon Hill presiding
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Little Angels
For pre-school children and their carers having fun with God
Monday 12th December 2016 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
School Carol Service
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Holy Communion
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Carol Service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Carols in the Square
Unaccompanied community carol singing in Queen Square Garden, using the traditional Bethlehem carol sheet
Monday 19th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Crib Service
Mary and Joseph arrive at the stable where Jesus will be born
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Christmas Family Eucharist
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Eucharist
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Mid-week Eucharist
Thursday 5th January 2017 at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
United Benefice Eucharist
At the Parish Church of St Michael, Burrowbridge
Sunday 8th January 2017 at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Little Angels
For pre-school children and their carers
Monday 9th January 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Holy Communion
Sunday 15th January 2017 at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Morning Prayer
Sunday 15th January 2017 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments
Mid-week Eucharist
Thursday 19th January 2017 at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Family Eucharist
Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
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
Book of Common Prayer
Eucharist
Sunday 5th February 2017 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Common Worship

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ

 
     
Guidebooks
Church Open 9.00am to 5.00pm usually
Other information
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)
Short URL: acny.uk/11229/
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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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