The Church of St. Peter and St Paul stands in a magnificent position dominating the approach to the village across the Levels from the North.
At night when floodlit it almost seems to hang in the sky. It is one of the oldest, and certainly the most impressive, building in the community which it has served for about seven centuries. The octagonal tower is unusual, though not unique, among Somerset Churches (there are others at Stoke St. Gregory and Barrington).
Its primary function is to witness to the glory of God, and it is a powerful reminder of the centrality of the Christian Gospel in our Somerset history.
Alfred's establishment of a first English Christian Kingdom began from the Island of Athelney a couple of miles to the north east more than eleven centuries ago.
In the twenty-first century the Church is maintained and used by a loyal and dedicated congregation who enjoy a rich tradition of worship, and work hard to maintain and enhance the beauty of this remarkable building.
Images: Inside the church, December 2019
The front of the church (Julian Comrie)
Path to the side (Julian Comrie)
Church Flowers December 2019
The Parochial Church Council is inviting entries to be considered for the 2021 church calendar
The competition is open to all amateur photographers who live in the parish.
The subject is to be the parish month by month – places, events, and so on; family photos are not required.
The aim is to create a calendar with relevant pictures for each month of the year, so don’t hesitate to submit winter pictures!
Each entrant may submit up to three photographs.
The position of Vicar is now being advertised in the Church Times... see here... Vicar Recruitment Adv- Church Times
to take on this varied and interesting role, please call him 01823 490234
Just in case you are not able to make it to church on Sunday, you can now keep upto date with all the events.
the latest Athelney Bulletin
and looking ahead to next week
The bells and frame are in a critical condition, and now will only be rung on exceptional occasions whilst a full restoration appraisal in undertaken.
Can you help in ANY way, click here for more information and how you can help save the bell tower!
On Friday 20 December we were treated to the most wonderful Barn Service organised by Rev John Tyler.
The full story was narrated by both John and the Rev Deborah Kirk. Lights appeared on animals and angels. Children dressed as shepherds and angels. Even a real live baby Jesus Christened in the Church a week previously. Mother and Father of course played Mary and Joseph. Donkey Titch [Piers] played his role very well and was given carrot and dog biscuit treats by the angels and shepherds!
A huge thank you to Dick Brewer for making the Barn available, such a magic setting. Also to the many folk, approximately 50, who came and joined in the Message. Floods were no barrier.
Mary Piers. Churchwarden
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North Curry is without a resident vicar, meaning it is currently in an Interregnum. During this period Mary Piers (01823 491434) will be the person to contact regarding church matters, but there is still access to a vicar should you need one. firstname.lastname@example.org, whilst still active, will be monitored on behalf of the benefice by Jane White, the Churchwarden for Stoke St Gregory. In case of query, her number is 01823 490508.
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