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.


Church of England updates have been added to Coronavirus sub page Digital Resources 27/03/2020

During these difficult times there have been a variety of changes to the website to provide what we hope will be helpful additions while we are all in such isolation from worship. Detailed changes are as follows:

Virtual Church Service (At the moment it features the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace Worship)

Wed read at Vicarage (This will provide details of the reading at 10am from the Vicarage and include the words to be read.

Sunday read at Vicarage (This will provide details of the reading at 10.30am from the Vicarage and include the words to be read.

There are also pages which now have Benefice Notices and Benefice Intercessions.

Coronavirus page (This provides information along with prayers and digital and worship resources and links to the Church of england website)

Videos (These are a selection of videos of worship songs to listen to or sing along with)

Prayer for the Day 

Verse of the week (This weeks was provided by the Vicar and is very much for the moment we are in now)

The current daily reflection for Lent, will continue to a reflection for every day from Easter onwards until we are back in our churches for worship.

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.


Coronavirus(COVID-19) Due to updated government  advice all public worship is cancelled  until further notice and churches are to remain closed