St. Andrew's Church

The Parish Church of St. Andrew
Castle Combe

You are warmly invited to the following services and events in the coming months:-

Please do come and join us at St Andrews

You will be most welcome.


Sunday 6th September          11.00am               Holy Communion

Sunday 20th September     11.00am               Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Supper is on Saturday 19th September at 6.00pm in the Village Hall. Tickets are available from House of Flavours Upper Castle Combe. Adults £5 each and children under 11 free of charge. All proceeds to Christian Aid Harvest Appeal.



Sunday 4th October            11.00am               Holy Communion

Sunday 18th October             11.00am               Family Praise Service



Sunday 1st November      11.00am               Holy Communion

Sunday 8th November            10.50am               Remembrance Service

Starting by War Memorial in centre of village followed by service in church. We will be joined by the Royal Corps of Signals from Colerne 

Sunday 15th November         11.00am               Family Praise Service

Sunday 22nd November                 10.00am               Benefice Service Holy Communion

St Andrews will be hosting the other nine churches from the Benefice here in Castle Combe


Our Advent Fair will be on Saturday 28th November between 12.00 noon and 4.00pm in the Church.

With many stalls and refreshments in a festive atmosphere it is an ideal opportunity to come and meet others.



Sunday 6th December                 11.00am               Holy Communion

Sunday 20th December              6.00pm                 Candlelit Carols

This annual service of 7 Lessons and Carols with participation from the young in the village followed by mulled wine and cheese.

Thursday 24th December              11.00pm               Christmas Holy Communion


Refreshments are served after our services with an opportunity to meet others.

St Andrews Church is open every day of the year and you are most welcome to come and visit and to spent time in our beautiful church.


At present we have our 1st World War and War Horse Film Displays together with a more recent display featuring on the 800 year anniversary of The Magna Carta.



St. Andrew's Church Castle Combe can be found in the centre of the lower village adjacent to the market cross,

Originally founded in the 13th century the building has been extended over a long period of time. The nave was added in the 14th century and the tower was completed in the 16th century. In the 1850' s much of the church fell into disrepair and had to be rebuilt. On the north side of the church is a superb monument of a Norman Knight – Sir Walter de Dunstanville, Baron of Castle Combe, who died in 1270, His crossed legs indicate that he went on two crusades. In the window above the tomb you can see the arms of the Scrope family who held the Manor of Combe for over 400years. The tower was started in 1434 - built from money from wealthy mediaeval wool merchants, particularly from the will of Sir John Fastolf. Above you will see beautiful fan vaulting reminiscent of Bath Abbey. At the base of the tower stands the faceless clock, believed to have been made by a local blacksmith, It is among the most ancient working clocks in the country.

Today the church falls within the Bybrook Benefice - a group of ten churches within the diocese of Bristol. It is visited by many throughout the year travelling from all parts of the world. Beautiful flower arrangements are a tradition of the church all created by local residents.

We do hope you will take time to come into the church while you are in Castle Combe and we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful church, and to any of the services.


You are all most welcome to visit us at St Andrew’s, Castle Combe

View of outside of St. Andrew's

Nave and Chancel of St. Andrew's

Tomb of Sir Walter de Dunstanville

Mediaeval Faceless Clock

Flower arrangements within the Church

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