Benefice of Somerton, Charltons and Kingsdon

Welcome to our Benefice

Somerton ChurchCharlton Mackrell Church

Charlton Adam ChurchKingsdon Church


The United Benefice of Somerton with The Charltons and Kingsdon, three parishes who seek to work together to promote the Kingdom of God in this area.


With the lifting of restrictions on Mon 19th July we will be looking to gradually move to a more normal situation.

However for now, following the Government’s recommendations, wearing face masks whilst in the Church building for congregations, use of hand sanitizer whilst entering and leaving, administering Holy Communion by wafer only and bringing it to congregants in their seats will all continue as before.

But from Sunday 25th July we will be able to return to congregational singing, providing masks are being worn, in our services. We will also from that day be able to sit closer together if we choose and will no longer need to sit in groups of no more than 6. However I continue to encourage us to be sensitive to those among our number who are vulnerable and who should be allowed as much distance around them as they wish.

Alan Symonds

Priest in Charge: 

Revd Alan Symonds

The Vicarage Sutton Road, Somerton 

Tel: 01458 272029



Jenny Gollop Tel 01458 223516

Benefice Assistant:

Geraldine Taylor

Benefice Office, The Vicarage, Sutton Road, Somerton.

Tel: 01458 272029



If you have any concerns over Safeguarding matters for Vulnerable Adults or Children in our churches please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officers - whose details appear on our Safeguarding page

Or you can go directly to the Diocese of Bath & Wells Safeguarding page using the link below which also has an out of hours phone number to contact.