St Thomas' Church, Thurlbear, Somerset
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Dramatic tower gargoyles
A twelfth-century church, with two exceptional honey-coloured Norman arcades in the nave with delicately carved capitals.
The splendid fifteenth-century tower is adorned with dramatic gargoyles and there is a complete ring of four fifteenth-century bells from the Exeter Foundry.
Make a donation to Thurlbear Church here or text 'THL' to 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.
08 May 2024 - 08 May 2024
History talk by Tom Mayberry
From a wide lane with good parking, through double metal gates up a gently sloping tiled path to the south porch (30m). Level entrance to porch. Relatively clear access but tiles on the churchyard path uneven.
Facilities & Hire
Thurlbear St Thomas church is available to hire for events and is a unique and beautiful venue. Due to its historic nature the church has no heating, running water or toilet facilities so thought needs to be given for events longer than a couple of hours (e.g. portaloo hire). Thurlbear St Thomas does have electricity and lighting and can seat up to 135 people. If you would like to hire this church please contact us here.
3 miles south east of Taunton, off A358
Nearest railway station: Taunton (3.5 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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 CCT cares for in Somerset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.St Thomas' Thurlbear Guidebook
We are currently looking for volunteers at Thurlbear Church to help with fundraising and events organising. If you are interested in helping please email the Local Community Officer on [email protected].
Thurlbear St Thomas 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!
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