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St Mary's Church

Nativity scene designed by Edward Coley Burne-Jones

St Mary the Virgin is the Parish Church of Huish Episcopi cum Langport. It stands at the end of Field Road having been established in the 1100's. It has several historic architectural features; many are known worldwide. The tower is 500 years old and it was represented on a 9p postage stamp in 1972. The entry door is a classic Norman or Romanesque design with a zigzag pattern. The feature that brings visitors to Huish Episcopi from around the world is the Sir Edward Burne-Jones stained glass window. This Victorian window depicts the Nativity of Jesus and demonstrates the art of one of the country's pre-eminent Pre-Raphaelite artists and exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Sir Edward Burne-Jones Stained Glass Window

St. Mary's is an active parish church with services every Sunday and in the week. It is part of a wider benefice of country parishes called the Langport Area Team Ministry. Every household in this wider area receives a monthly magazine called Roundabout which gives details of church activities, community events and the names of many local commercial activities.

After Huish Academy purchased the old church hall, a new location "The Angel" was identified on Bow Street in neighbouring Langport. The Angel, now part of the operation of the Parish Church, is a building in development and transition. It was a coaching inn from the 1700's and then a public house. Today it is a café run by volunteers. Over the next few years the services and activities will be extended as money is raised from various sources. It will provide Huish Episcopi and other local communities with meeting rooms, an enlarged café and bar.

Communications for St. Mary's, The Angel and other local Church of England churches can be found through the website www.langport-somerset.btck.co.uk The Team Office at the Huish Rectory on 01458 251881 is where issues related to baptisms, marriages, funerals and the like can be discussed. Please call between 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Mondays to Fridays

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St. Mary's Church - Programme of Activities and Events -2016

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