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  St. Peter's Church Draycott, Somerset

About Us

Parish Draycott
Benefice Cheddar, Rodney Stoke and Draycott
Deanery Axbridge
Diocese Bath & Wells at a family Eucharist
Denomination Church of England

We are a lively, friendly church, in a middle-sized village on the south slopes of the Mendip Hills in northern Somerset. Draycott is about half a mile from the village of Rodney Stoke, where you will find our sister church of St. Leonard's (click Finding us in the left-hand margin). These two churches, together with St. Andrew's, Cheddar (distance 1.5 miles), form the benefice of Cheddar, Draycott and Rodney Stoke. Our Rector resides in Cheddar.

Our regular worship centres on the 9:30 Holy Communion service on Sunday (click on the Newsletter link on left for the current diary of services). This is a family service, and we welcome young children- we provide an open carpeted area at the back of the church, so children are not expected to sit still in a pew! In fact, the church has been without its pews since the 1970s, when they were replaced by chairs (click Building on left). This allows us to function as a church hall when needed.

Events during the year include: Carol singing in the village, and carol services, at Christmas; a bible study group (during Lent we often combine with other churches in the Cheddar valley), and a harvest supper. We also open the church to a variety of other functions, including fund-raising concerts (Click on the Newsletter link on the left for forthcoming events). The church adjoins a thriving first school (Church of England Voluntary Aided; see Links), and contacts with the school are an important aspect of church life. The school regularly uses our building for assembly once a fortnight.

In recent years we have undertaken a major refurbishment of the interior, following repairs to a leaking roof (click Restoration & refurbishment on the left). For further information on current PCC business, click Reports.

For contact details for churchwardens and church officers, click the Contact us link (left margin).