St John the Baptist Farrington Gurney

Welcome to St John’s Church

St John the Baptist church is the home of the Church of England in the parish of Farrington Gurney.

We have a small and welcoming community, made up  both of village people and those who travel specially to worship in this beautiful and friendly church.

Formerly situated in the centre of the historic village, the church now sits on its own in a landscape of farmed fields, a short distance from the village. Our nearest neighbours are the cows!

St John’s has regular social events in the village, and meets regularly for worship with our friends at Farrington Gurney Methodist Chapel.

We welcome children and dogs to all our services.

Whether you are new to the area or just visiting – or are at a point where you would like to engage more with the church – please come to a service or contact us.

Church Services

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month:
  • 9:30am – Family Holy Communion
Every Tuesday:
  • 9:30am – Quiet Prayer
  • 10:00am – Morning Prayer Service

Social & Community Events

Sunday Reflection: Out in the World

Sunday Reflection: Out in the World

This is now week four of our epiphany series exploring some of the big ideas related to being a Christian. Last week we looked at what we get up to in out Sunday worship and the ideas of remembering and rehearsing our faith and interaction with God and the world.

Facilities and access

The church is wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

The toilet is on one level (no steps) but space is limited and unlikely to accommodate a wheelchair.

There are no baby changing facilities but parents are welcome to change their children either in the children or at the back of a church for more space.

The church is breastfeeding friendly- please feel welcome to breastfeed at any time.

There is a children’s play area at the back of the church with a variety of toys and craft materials. Children are welcome to take toys to the pews to play with during services.

Dogs are welcome.

How to Find Us

Farrington Gurney Church Postcode: BS39 6UB

From the A37: (Wells Road) After the traffic lights, turn into Church Lane ( A left turn travelling from Bristol, a right turn travelling from Wells). Follow this all the way to the cattle grid, across the field and into the church car park.

From the A362: (Midsomer Norton Road) Turn into the lane where Farrington’s Farm shop is, drive 300 yds, past the Manor house, and then turn right in into a small lane between two stone walls.  Take right turn in a few yards at the T-junction and follow the road over a cattle grid, across the field into the car park.

Parking: Please park in the church car park.