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    Greetings from the Benefice of Bawdrip, Cossington, Pawlett, Puriton, and Woolavington.

    A warm welcome from your Church of England, in fact there are five churches here working as a benefice (or group), in this beautiful part of Somerset.  

    Our vicar is Rev'd Kirsty Wells. Tel: 01278 685480 revkirsty@hotmail.com


    I have recently taken up the post as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Woolavington with Cossington and Bawdrip and I am also overseeing the Benefice of Puriton with Pawlett until I can be licensed to all 5 churches.

    Services are underway again after being suspended due to Covid. We are,however, currently continuing with a weekly online sewrvice as well.  If you would like the Zoom link, please email me. The Facebook Page is called ‘Woolavington, Cossington, Bawdrip, Puriton and Pawlett Churches’

    Prior to this appointment I was chaplain at Musgrove Park Hospital having previously worked in Salisbury Diocese.

    I am looking forward to getting involved in village life and hope you will find me to be open and approachable as we share together in life in the villages. I will be looking to hold a safe space in which everyone feels able to ask questions.

    While everyone is welcome to attend the churches for worship, I don’t expect this to be the only place for meeting with you – I am passionate about working in schools and being involved with activities in the community. If you bump into me (well may be not literally – as we’re still social distancing as I write) please do introduce yourself.


    The Rev’d Kirsty Wells                  revkirsty@hotmail.com


    Whether you have come to this website to find out more about our beliefs, services and events, to enquire about baptism (christening), weddings, funerals or memorial services or just to book a hall, we hope you will look around.

    If you just want information about baptisms, weddings, funerals or memorial services click here.

    There is a lot going on across the benefice, from traditional church Holy Communion to All-Age lively worship, from quiet meditations to family workshops, from coffee mornings to home groups and discussions.

    We are a ‘people on a journey’ and we are very aware of new things. Jesus can do amongst us if we travel together. It’s an exciting time and we’d love to share the journey with you too.

    Incidentally, there is no dress code for church, some people dress up others wear jeans; it’s all fine. God loves us just as we are.

    Everyone is welcome. None of us is too bad (or for that matter too good) for church.

    To contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer click here.

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