Church House

Church House is a favourite West Somerset venue for wedding receptions, family parties, art exhibitions and meetings.  It is one of the two surviving church houses in Somerset and has charitable status. Its architectural gem is its Gallery’s original seven bay arch-braced purlin roof.  A grade 2* building, it has just celebrated its 500th birthday. It was originally  built as a community hall for the holding of church  ‘ales’ –  village parties that raised money for specific causes. 150 years later such festivities became unacceptable for the puritan movement. Instead the ground floor became home for the destitute and upstairs a charity school.   A further 200 years later, these functions were overtaken by the opening of  Crowcombe’s village school and a workhouse in Williton. Church House had become redundant.  By 1907 Church House might well have been pulled down or allowed to collapse. The intervention of the Rector of the day led to charitable status for the building, fund raising and rebuilding of the roof. One hundred years later, in 2007, major refurbishment of the interior took place that included installation of central heating and specialist lighting for art exhibitions in the Gallery.

As it's a grade 2* building that has charitable status, is a favourite venue for the holding of wedding receptions, family parties, artist exhibitions, craft fairs and club meetings.

Its architectural gem is its Gallery with its original arch-braced purlin roof and three tiers of windbraces. This magnificent room can accommodate up to 80 people for exhibitions and private functions.

Downstairs is the Meeting Room – together with the Servery.

There is a car park adjacent to the building, and WC facilities for the disabled.

The Booking Secretary is Joyce Dalton:

Tel:  01984  618636

For hire fees, see the Church House website:

Visit the Church House website

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