Upcoming Events (multi-day events listed under 'Notices')
|Thu May 23 @19:00 - 21:30|
|Fri May 24 @17:00 - 19:00|
Elderflowers Food Co-op at Eli's
|Sat May 25 @08:45 - |
Langport District Friendly Society
|Mon May 27 @09:30 - 10:30|
Age UK Somerset - Yoga, stretch and flex
|Mon May 27 @11:30 - |
Join us for a Langport Health Walk
|Tue May 28 @14:30 - |
The Forget-me-not Memory Café at Sewers Village Hall, Curry Rivel
|Tue May 28 @19:30 - 21:00|
The Mid Wessex Singers – an invitation
St Mary's Church
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 08 August 2017 17:17
- Written by Mr Clive Sills
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.
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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This is a video depicting Fete Day 2017 starting with views from the Church Tower Roof and then of the Fete itself. The weather was doubtful in the morning but brightened up in time for the Fete albeit windy at tower roof level!