Benefice of Somerton, Charltons and Kingsdon

 St Mary the Virgin Charlton Mackrell Church

Charlton Mackrell

Details of Services can be found on the Worship and Fellowship page on this website

The "Virtual Worship" and "music items are updated regularly.

We are now singing hymns again though we will still be wearing masks and using the hand sanitizers. There will be as usual seats available for those who wish to keep a distance from others.

The church of St. Mary the Virgin is of 14th century origin with much refashioning in the 15th century but a drastic restoration of circa 1847 has somewhat obscured the architectural history. The Victorian renovation involved the rebuilding of the porch, roofs and most of the windows and the addition of the vestry 
The lovely end window of the north transept has the ball flower ornament typical of the period on the rere arch.  

Services take place each Sunday alternating with Charlton Adam Church.  

The first Sunday is 9.30am Holy Communion, Second Sunday 9.30 am Healing Service, Third Sunday is 9,30am Holy Communion and the Fourth Sunday The All Age Service is held in the Reading Room in Charlton Mackrell we regularly have a "Benefice Together Holy Communion" around the churches in the Benefice.

There is informal worship in the Reading Room on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month starting at 6.30pm

There are of course  additional services in the churches of the Benefice on Sundays. Details of services can be found on the website and also on the Benefice Magazine "Contact" available in church or on this website.

We also provide services for Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms. 

 Our other regular church activities include The Benefice Rock Activity Church (for children and their parents), a monthly Village Cafe, regular bell ringing, choir and prayer group.

We have strong links with the local school who hold regular services in church.



Church Wardens

Mrs Liz Bale: 01458 223164

Parish Safeguarding Officer  Dot Squire   More information on Safeguarding page


Lay Chair - Mrs Liz Bale Tel: 01458 223164

Secretary - Mrs Christine Thomas 01458 224027

Treasurer - Mr Andrew Galsworthy Tel: 01458 223893

Organist Mrs Liz Bale Tel: 01458 223164