St John's, Farrington Gurney

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!
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

Church Activities

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.

Farrington Gurney Parish Journal

The Farrington Gurney Parish Journal is published bi-monthly on behalf of St John the Baptist Church, Farrington Gurney. It is distributed free of charge to all homes in Farrington Gurney, and is available free-issue from Farrington’s Farm Shop and other outlets. To place articles or advertisements in the Journal, please contact the Editor, Ian Piff (Tel: 01761 453537).

Farrington Gurney Big Sing

The annual Christmas “Carols at the Inn” event (a joint venture between St John’s and the Methodist Church, and the Farrington Inn) is now a highlight of the village year.

Memorial Service – Remembrance Sunday

St John’s and our friends at the Methodist Church join together for a memorial service at the Farrington Gurney Memorial Hall each year on Remembrance Sunday and everyone is welcomed for this special annual service.

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 toilet 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.

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