Six distinctive churches, one united Beneﬁce
Dulverton has 1500 residents and is the only town in the benefice. It sits on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, and is a popular holiday desitination for those looking to explore the park and surrounding countryside.
The current church was built in the 19th century on the foundations of a much older building. With the exception of St George’s Church, Dunster, All Saints’, Dulverton is the largest church on Exmoor. We are a welcoming and inclusive congregation and look forward to meeting you.
The beautiful hamlet of Withiel Florey has only a handful of residents, and yet, each month anywhere from 12 to 25 people gather in this beautiful little church for worship. The church sits in a small plot of land amongst farm buildings and to find it take perseverance, but you will not be disapointed when you do.
For the adventureous amongst you, you will find the church here
Brushford is a small welcoming village on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. Its residents are a mixture of retirees and young families, with everything in between.
St Nicholas’ Church sits at one end of the village. A beautiful little country church well known for its side chapel designed and built by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and tomb to a son of the aristocratic Carnavon family. The congregation that gathers here week by week is loyal and devoted to their little and perfectly formed church.
The church of St James, Upton is a Victorian building, built to respond to the needs of the community at that time. Sadly the worshipping community has shrunk hugely over the last years and now the congregation is very small indeed, yet, they gather each month for their Communion Service, dedicated and loyal in the upmost.
To find this dedicated prayerful presence in the community, please follow this link
Brompton Regis is a small rural village in the Brendon Hills. Lying to the east of Dulverton the farmland has boarders with the National Park. The community here is close and supportive, with village shop and pub, with the church, being the centres of life. The worshipping community here is loyal and dedicated, welcoming and inclusive. They gather each Sunday in this ancient building for traditional worship.
The village of Skilgate, also set in the Brendon Hills, is a small supportive rural community, and like the other parishes in this benefice, has farming at its heart. The church, dedicated to St John the Baptist has a loyal congregation who gather 2-3 times a month for worship in a variety of styles. Off the beaten track its a great place, once discovered, to sit and think in the silence of the countryside. To find it, please follow this link.