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St Petrock

A medieval church with facilities, open daily and welcoming everybody whether local or visiting historic places, in the heart of a lovely Exmoor village with a pub and fantastic local walks.

Timberscombe, Somerset

Opening times

Open all day every day from dawn to dusk.
Contact details for churchwardens is outside church and in church porch.


Church Street
TA24 7TP

A tranquil and sacred space with lots of heart in a 15th century church with some parts dating even earlier.

Lots to enjoy including a rare vaulted wooden rood screen and loft, Jacobean pulpit, restored wall paintings, and a piscina dating from 1400s. A peal of 8 bells, unusual in a small country church, is practised and rung weekly. The churchyard cross dates from 1300s and the churchyard yew tree is notable, more than 440 years old. 

Complete church records are available and accessible on heritage days held annually. Brochures are available to describe all the major features. A lovely village pub The Lion, serves food only a few steps away. This is a walkers paradise and a new toilet and a servery means visitors can rest and reflect on their visit.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café in church

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Please see our website for up to date events information.

  • Church of England

  • Cornerstone Grant, £10,000, 2019

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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