Compton Bishop and Cross
St Andrew, Compton Bishop
To find the Church use the postcode BS26 2HF for Sat Nav or Grid reference 397 553
This church was dedicated by Bishop Jocelin on 13th July 1236 and legal documents show that Compton Church was given to Wells Cathedral in or before 1228. The south doorway and the font were however made for a church at least a century older, evidence of more than 800 years of worship in this beautiful, peaceful place.
THE NAVE has a beautiful 14th century Perpendicular carved stone pulpit which is said to be one of the best in Somerset. In the centre of the nave is the CHURCHWARDEN'S OAK CHEST which at one time contained a slot into which money for the poor could be dropped.
THE FONT is Norman and probably the oldest object in the church.
In 2019 A fully disabled accessible toilet was installed and sited in the car park, it is open during all services and ceremonies and events in the Church.
Many thanks to the Compton Bishop Committee for getting this installed.
Friends of Compton Bishop Church
This is a Trust which was formed to raise money exclusively for the maintainance, repair and improvement of St. Andrews Church. The website can be accessed by clicking here
Compton Bishop Parish Council
The website for the Parish Council can be accessed by clicking here