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.

 

July

Sunday 5th July                             11.00 am   Holy Communion Service

Sunday 19th July                                           11.00 am   Animal Service. All welcome service behind

                                                                                                The Village Hall.

 

August

Sunday 2nd August                                         11.00 am                Holy Communion Service

Sunday 16th August                                       11.00 am                Family Praise Service

Sunday 30th August                                       11.00am                 Songs of Praise Service

 

The Nelson Recorder Trio on Sunday 16th August between 2.00 and 4.00pm.

They will be playing again in the church,

please do call in during the afternoon to just listen to their special music

 

September

Sunday 6th September                                   11.00am               Holy Communion

Sunday 20th September                                                 11.00am               Harvest Festival

Followed by Harvest Lunch in the Village Hall. (More details to follow)

 

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

 

 

 

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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