The Churches of Shipham Parish

Shipham and Rowberrow belong to the United Benefice of Axbridge,
in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Priest in Charge for the Benefice of Axbridge, Shipham and Rowberrow, the Revd Alistair Forster.

See announcements in Church Notices.

Click on the headings below to find out more about the churches and associated organisations.

The Church of St Leonard, Shipham is open every day during the day, for visitors and for private prayer. In its services, St Leonard's caters for a broad range of styles of worship and music.

St Leonard's Church, The Square, Shipham BS25 1TW

The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Rowberrow

has a small, faithful congregation drawn from the surrounding area, and offers a more traditional form of worship, using The Book of Common Prayer.

St Michael & All Angels, Rowberrow Lane, Rowberrow BS25 1QL

Lenny's Coffee Shop has been operating as a pop-up cafe in St Leonard's Church, but is now closed for the winter.

Save the Children Lunches are held every other Friday in the Village Hall, (with a summer break: July to September).

The Parish Magazine Catch This gives articles and further details of all the above and village activities. To subscribe,

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The Ministry Team

Priest in Charge Revd Alistair Forster
Tel: 732040

Assistant Priest Revd Ken Brown
Tel: 249538

Readers Mrs Pam Williams
Mr Peter Rutter
Dr Jo Newton

Churchwardens Mrs Christine Prince

of Shipham Mrs Pam Williams

Churchwardens Miss Jane Gunn

of Rowberrow Miss Katharine Leach

All enquiries on church matters by e-mail please to:

Shipham and Rowberrow belong to the Axbridge Deanery, whose website is

Safeguarding Officers

Shipham Dr Jo Newton
Rowberrow Mrs Julie Leader