.St Michael and All Angels,
Parish Church of Haselbury Plucknett in South Somerset in the Diocese of Bath and Wells is part of the Wulfric Benefice, which also includes the parishes of St Martin’s North Perrott, St Leonard’s Misterton, St Bartholomew’s Crewkerne with the chapel of The Good Shepherd, Hewish and St Michael and All Angels, Wayford. This Benefice takes its name from the 12th century anchorite Wulfric, who, in accordance with the spirituality of his time, sought to serve God with a life of prayer and asceticism by shutting himself up in a cell next to Haselbury church. He became a blessing to many of his contemporaries. Read about his remarkable life under “History.”
Our parish is part of the Somerset South Deanery.
The village of Haselbury Plucknett stretches along three roads from the small village green. It has two popular inns and a thriving Church of England First School. The village combines age-old tradition with up to the minute modern technology – represented in turn by Leaze Farm, a large dairy farm which itself has embraced 21st century farm management, and the Ariel Motor Company, builders of the Ariel Atom, distinctive high performance sports cars.
The church is becoming well known for hosting concerts and other social events. It has good disabled access, we have disabled toilet facilities and an audio loop system is installed. We also have a meeting room with coffee/tea making facilities, which can be hired at a very reasonable cost. Since the COVID pandemic, the church has been kept locked during the week. If you plan to come from further afield to visit the building, please contact us via our contact page.
From 2013 we have been supporting the Yeovil Food Bank Lord’s Larder, which is administered by Yeovil Community Church at The Gateway. Contributions for the food bank can be brought to Church on a Sunday morning when we are open for Sun day services.
The church, a Grade 2* listed building, is surrounded by a large churchyard, which is still open for interments and offers a haven of peace and tranquility.
Our registers for baptisms and burials prior to 1979 and marriages prior to 1986 are held at the Somerset Record Office in Taunton.
The Record Office also holds a number of other historical documents relating to our church and village.
Somerset Heritage Centre
01823 278805 (enquiries), 01823 337600 (appointments)
Please make an appointment if you need a guaranteed place in the searchroom.
A churchyard plan can be consulted on request. To make an appointment, please see the contact page.