Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Emborough, Somerset

Chapel Hill, Wells, Somerset, BA3 4SG
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open daily
  • Overview
  • Map
  • What's nearby

An elegant church on a Mendip ridge

Much of the church we see standing on a ridge of the Mendips dates from an early Georgian rebuilding, but its shape and site suggest Saxon origins.

Its prominent central tower, rising to an elegant parapet with four crocketted pinnacles at the corners, has a thirteenth-century base.

Inside are eighteenth-century fittings and the lovely barrel-shaped nave ceiling has a decorated plaster frieze at its east end.

  • Access information

    The approach to the south door is via uneven paving across the gently sloping churchyard from the driveway of the adjacent Manor Farm.

    If there is temporary fencing at Manor Farm which blocks the gate please use the path parallel to the road to access the church (turn right just before the gate way to Manor Farm).

    The North entrance is 90 cms wide and accessed via one step.

  • Facilities & Hire

    Emborough church is available to hire for events and is a unique and beautiful venue. Due to its historic nature the church has no heating, electricity, running water or toilet facilities so thought needs to be given for events longer than a couple of hours (e.g. portaloo hire). Emborough St Mary's can seat 60-100 people. If you would like to hire this church please contact us here.


  • Directions
    5 miles north east of Wells, off B3139
  • Transport
    Nearest railway station: Frome (11.1 miles)
  • History & Further Information

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

    Somerset County Guide

    This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Somerset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

    The Blessed Virgin Mary Emborough Guidebook


  • Volunteering Opportunities
    We are actively looking for volunteers to help with fundraising for this church - if you can help, get in touch.
  • Community information
    Emborough 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!

    The Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Emborough, is in our west region. We are actively looking for volunteers to help with fundraising for this church - if you can help, get in touch.

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