St Peter & St Paul

South Petherton, with the Seavingtons

and the Lambrooks

St Michael,  Seavington

Seavington is a village about just over a mile from South Petherton.  It is actually two villages, Seavington St Michael and Seavington St Mary which adjoin each other.

The church of St Michael’s Seavington is part of the joint benefice with St Peter and St Paul South Petherton. It is a typical small English village church with a small but lively congregation. Services are held at 11.30 am on Sundays: on the first and third Sundays of each month it is Holy Communion, on the second Sunday it is an All Age Service (with Holy Communion at 8am),and on the fourth Sunday it is Matins. When there is a fifth Sunday in the month there is a joint benefice service at South Petherton at 9.30am.

The church is early 14th Century Somerset Perpendicular, and the first incumbent is recorded as being appointed in 1297. The inside has been Victorianised, with the original pews replaced by pine. It has never had an organ but does have a minstrels’ gallery.

A second church in Seavington—St Mary’s— is in the care of the Wessex Branch of the Churches Conservation Trust.  Services are held there on special occasions each year. To see details of this church click here.

To explore more about this architypal English village look at their website here.