The Wheathill Benefice

In the heart of beautiful rural Somerset, and sitting within the Glastonbury Deanery you will find the Wheathill Priory Benefice. It consists of four vibrant church communities:

Barton St. David Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Church, Keinton Mandeville
All Saints Church at Kingweston
St. Peter’s Church at West Lydford

We all welcome you to our villages and trust you find what has sent you here.

During the current CV19 pandemic our church buildings may be closed, however the churches are not, we post a service (or two sometimes) each week on YouTube and you can find them here:

The easiest way to view services is through the playlist, just click on the one you want to watch, Faith and Fun is our All Age service, the other services are slightly more traditional.  If you do watch please feel free to get in touch through YouTube comments or by contacting us through this website.

We’re preparing to Open the Doors for public worship again, to help would you please complete this survey?

Opening the Doors in Wheathill

We are enthusiastically overseen by a dedicated Ministry Team, each church benefits from the support of its Church Wardens and Parochial Church Council. A small supporting Admin team helps co-ordinate the various services and events, prepare the Parish magazine and our web presence.

At the heart of our church community is the regular opportunity to meet together and praise God. Holy Communion, Morning and Evening Prayer BCP services and more modern and informal Praise services form the basis of our church life. We meet each month as a Benefice and we regularly include All Age services to help welcome in families and youngsters to the Lord’s community. A full list of forthcoming services is always available, together with details of special church related occasions and other local community events, – so please come and get involved!

Our quintessentially English churches make perfect venues for important family occasions; Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. Contact us to find out more. 


If you have a safeguarding concern please get in touch using the contacts below:

Parish Safeguarding Officer:  Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team using the link below:

 Diocesan Safeguarding team

National Safeguarding Policies and Practice are available on the Church of England website here.

2019 Privacy Notice Wheathill Benefice