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<aside> ❗ This is a separate part of the Athelney Benefice web site. It is a stand-alone repository of various bits and pieces in a less formal structure than the main site. You can find here a variety of resources from worship liturgies to bible study sessions. This is a form of “wiki”: all very changeable and responsive, but less well organised than the main site. Please do wander around.


The four parishes have been linked as a Benefice since 2007. We share many of our times of worship, including united eucharists, and are increasingly exploring ways to combine our four diverse traditions without losing individual identity.

The area around us is beautiful and vibrant, each of our church communities tell a story, and the biggest story is of the action of Christ in all our lives. Twelve centuries ago, the Isle of Athelney was the home of King Alfred for a year. He famously lived in obscurity while he gathered his force to push back against the Danes, and apocryphally burnt the cakes, much to the consternation of his elderly lady host. The Athelney Monument marks the place of the Abbey which was built to acknowledge this history.

This is one tradition on which the church in Britain is founded, and we recognise tradition as a bedrock to our current discipleship. But we are also forward looking, wanting to provide a place of sanctuary, a beacon of hope and a sense of wonder in area.