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The Church of St. James the Apostle in Somerton is an ancient, Grade 1 listed church that is open daily to visitors and is the centre for the village’s spiritual life and a focus for a variety of social activities.

The church is unusually large and imposing for what has never been a large village. It contains remarkable monuments and has architectural elements from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries.

Sunday services vary week-to-week each month and include:

  • First Sunday – 6pm Evensong (clergy led)
  • Second Sunday – 9:30am Sunday Club (lay led)
  • Third Sunday – 11am Matins (clergy led)
  • Fourth Sunday – 9:30an Family Service (clergy led)

For more about the church’s history and images, visit

St James Somerton Church

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