Benefice of Somerton

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  • Somerton
  • Somerset
  • TA11 6RW

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Welcome to our Benefice

The proposed United Benefice of Somerton with The Charltons, Kingsdon, transition of Long Sutton with Long Load,  Pitney - five parishes who seek to work together to promote the Kingdom of God in this area.

Details of Services can be found on " Benefice Services " page of this website.

Priest in Charge

We are currently in Vacancy and during this period contact details are shown below. We also offer ministry through baptisms, weddings, funerals, and pastoral care of all in the area.

During the Vacancy If you would like to avail yourself of any of these services or for any other reason, please contact the Benefice office by email Tel: 01458 273499 or use email Tel: 07483137623 and these will be monitored regularly.


Following the recent interviews and the recommendation of the Parish representatives, we are pleased to announce that the Bishop has appointed the Reverend Judith Swan to the post of Priest in Charge of the Parishes of Somerton, The Charltons, Kingsdon, Long Sutton with Long Load and Pitney. This appointment is subject to a satisfactory completion of the usual statutory checks made on all clergy taking up a new post.


Following the announcement of the appointment of the Revd Judith Swan, we look forward to a service to welcome her to the parishes and for Bishop Michael to license her as Priest in Charge.  Having consulted the Bishop’s office, this will take place

on Thursday 25 July at 7pm

Judith is  looking forward to joining us, with

various diary difficulties this won’t be until later than I’m sure we all hoped.


Please continue to pray for Judith as she prepares for her new ministry in our new Benefice.  Also remember her family as they prepare for the move.

Also pray for the parishes she will be leaving.




Jenny Gollop Tel 01458 223516

Valerie Thomas Tel 01458 252546

Benefice Assistant:

Geraldine Taylor

Tel: 01458 273499 or 07483137623

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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.