Welcome to the Parish Church of 
St. John the Baptist 

United with St. Leonard, Shipham and
St. Michael and All Angels, Rowberrow.


Whether you come to worship, or to enjoy the peace, or to marvel at the beauty of the building, welcome to Axbridge Church..

Licensing of The Revd Alistair Forster as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice

Alistair's licensing by The Right Reverend RuthWorsley, Bishop of Taunton, and The Venerable Anne Gell, Archdeacon ofWells, is at Axbridge Church on Thursday 5 May at 7.00 pm.

The service will be livestreamed to the Axbridge Church YouTube channel starting at about 6.30pm.  The ‘Alistair Forster Licensing’ service should be on the channel ‘Home’ tab and on the ‘Video’ tab and it will have the ‘Live’ logo. You join it live but can use the YouTube controls to rewind, pause, etc.  A copy of the service book is available for download.

If you would like to come to the service please contact your Churchwarden to reserve a seat.

Please pray for Alistair and his wife Heather as they start their new life and ministry in our community:

Heavenly Father.  Thank you for the appointment of Revd Alistair Forster as our new Priest-in-Charge of this Benefice.  We pray for him and his wife, Heather at his licencing, that you would give them peace and a renewed sense of your calling on their lives.  Fill them with your Holy Spirit and keep us faithful as we pray for this new chapter in the life of our churches.  Amen.


Axbridge Church

Our church is open daily from around 9.30am – 4.00pm for private prayer and visitors. 


Weekly In Touch newsletter

So that you can receive the weekly notices and readings, In Touch is now available by email.

To subscribe click on this link, and complete and submit the form.  You will receive an email with a confirmation link and a final email with your details.  Please sign up by Thursday to receive the next Sunday's sheet.

This is being run by Andy Goddard.  If you have problems contact him by email: intouch@acgnleg.org.uk

How to find us

We are in the centre of Axbridge overlooking the north east side of the town square.

The Church Steps
The Square
BS26 2AP

Tel: 01934 732261

email: churchoffice@uwclub.net

A gently sloping walkway at the top of the steps from The Square provides level access to Axbridge Church.  Access without steps is available from Church Lane (off St Mary's Street but this is quite steep), Back Lane and Chestnut Avenue.  See the map for details.
The Church Rooms are opposite the church entrance, a few steps down from the top of the steps from The Square.  There is level access from the public highway to the Church Rooms but note that the 'highway' in this case is The Church Steps.  
There is limited 1 hour parking in The Square; note that this is regularly patrolled, including on Sunday.  There are two car parks, in Old Church Road and Moorland Street, signposted from The Square.




We take safeguarding very seriously at St John the Baptist Church.  If you are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult who is at risk of significant abuse, exploitation or neglect and this is urgent please click here for contact details of the safeguarding team at the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

This church has a safeguarding officer whose name can be found in the ‘Who’s Who’ section of this website and who can be contacted for advice and will take appropriate action following the Diocesan guidelines.


Virtual Tour of Church

A virtual tour of Axbridge Church is available on Google Maps.



Last Updated by AG 27 April 2022

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