St Andrews Church

 

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH, COMPTON DUNDON

 

In Compton Dundon we are very fortunate to have a Church community in the heart of our village: you will no doubt see our lovely Church building standing at the top of Goose Lane as you drive up Ham Lane from the main road.  You are sure to receive a warm welcome when you attend a Sunday service at 10 a.m.

 

The Church offers a variety of services.  The first Sunday in the month is ‘All Age Worship,’ a more informal, non-Eucharist service, led by David Hatrey.  David is a retired  Primary School Headteacher and his talks are always entertaining and thought provoking for children and adults alike.

 

The other Sundays are Eucharists, when everyone is welcome to take Communion during the Service.  In addition to our Parish Priest, Reverend Sharon Walker, we are fortunate to have another retired priest  living in Compton Dundon to lead us in worship.  In such a small place we can also boast two organists!

 

St Andrew’s social events have become well known and well attended by people from both here and further afield.  Examples include the Hog Roast in June, Pet Service and Harvest Lunch in September and our infamous Big Breakfast in November. Services and social events are all advertised in the monthly Village Newsletter (which can be downloaded on this site ) and on notice board posters around the village.  There are other seasonal opportunities to become involved, such as our Christmas carol singing and Church Choir.

 

So please do come along and join our friendly congregation …… we can even offer a great cup of coffee and biscuits at the end of the service!

 

St Andrew’s Church is situated in the Dundon part of the village between the two hills of Lollover and the Beacon. Dundon was recorded as existing in the 10th century and there was probably a church on the site then: the great yew tree in the churchyard, reputed to be over 1700 years old, was certainly here.
The Church is open daily for the solace of all who come in the firm belief that its peace and quiet where the prayers of generations have been offered brings healing, comfort and hope. There is a brief guide to a tour of the building and an invitation to visitors, who it is hoped will tarry a while, to comment in the book.