The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hemington, Somerset

Hemington, Somerset, BA3 5XX
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The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hemington has a long history. Originally built by the Normans it was enlarged from 1230 onwards over the next hundred years. The font inside the church dates from 1260. The Norman chancel arch inside the church is particularly fine. 

The church was heavily restored in 1859 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. However on Tuesday 21 November 1899 a local labourer discovered a fire above the organ. The fire was eventually extinguished, however significant damage was caused to the medieval roof, most of which was lost. The fire is believed to have started in a small stove located in the vestry. 

The church has recently reopened to the public following extensive repairs and conservation work. The total cost of these repairs, including signage, education and interpretation for the church cost in excess of £365,000. 


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    Hemington Church Plan

    Click the link above to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!