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 CV19 pandemic some services were recorded and if you would like to view them on YouTube, you can find them here:

Hymns and other music recordings by The Wheathill Benefice Choir are also available via YouTube. If you do watch please feel free to get in touch through YouTube comments or by contacting us through this website.

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. 

Administrator wanted!

Self Employed administrator sought for the churches of Wheathill (Barton St David, Lydford, Keinton Mandeville, and Kingweston)

About 4 hours a week, Bookkeeping, administration, minute taking etc

Further details from wheathillbenefice@  (remove space after @) Administrator post application details

Contact Jane Durham 07421700242 or rev.jane.durham@ (remove space after @) for an informal conversation

Involvement in the day-to-day life of the Church is not a requirement although it would be welcomed.



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

Parish Safeguarding Officer:  Rose Persson: Rose Persson   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.

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