Church Crawl, Saturday, 6th July, 2024

The Churches of Pilton, Ditcheat and Croscombe
Hosted by Richard Raynsford

The star studded churches of this ‘crawl’ exhibit the most spectacular appearance both inside and out for the communities they have served for over a 1,000 years.

St John the Baptist, Pilton.
(BA4 4DX) dates from the 11th century, is Grade 1 listed and was most probably on the site of an earlier Wattle & Daub church built by early missionaries. The present Norman & medieval building, together with the local Tithe barn, are testament to the wealth of this community and its patron, Glastonbury Abbey.
Tea/ Coffee on arrival at 1.30 pm for a prompt start at 2.00 pm.

St Mary Magdalene, Ditcheat
(BA4 6RB) there has been a church on this site since 824 AD although the present church has 12th century origins. Inside this Grade 1 listed church, built by the Abbots of Glastonbury, apart from many treasures is a large wall painting of St Christopher dating from the late medieval period.
Arrive here at 3.00 pm

Blessed Virgin Mary, Croscombe.
(BA5 3QS) this magnificent Grade 1 listed church with its Jacobean woodwork dated to 1616; its boxed pews, canopied pulpit and two desks for the parish clerks. However, the furniture that dominates the church of St Mary is the rood screen complete with cross.
Afternoon tea here at 4.30 pm. Donations please