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.

Opening Churches for Public Worship

The Churchwardens and PCCs of our three churches are working through the Government advice and risk assessments on how our church buildings can be re-opened safely for public worship.  We will be in touch with you soon to let you know what arrangements are being made. Zoom services will continue to be offered for the time being, alongside whatever services there are in church.  

Axbridge church continues to open for private prayer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2-6pm.  St Leonard’s Shipham is open daily from 9am-4pm.  Rowberrow Church is open by appointment, please contact  Jane Gunn.

Online Services using Zoom and You Tube

We are holding Sunday and weekday services using the Zoom online meeting meeting platform.  Zoom will be available for about half an hour before each service so you can get set up and iron-out any hiccups! 



 Start Time of 

Time after which
 you can join Zoom 

 5th July 

 Fourth Sunday after Trinity Communion 

10.00 am

9.30 am

 12th July 

 Fifth Sunday after Trinity Communion 

10.00 am

9.30 am

 19th July 

 Sixth Sunday after Trinity Communion 

10.00 am

9.30 am

 26th July 

 Seventh Sunday after Trinity Communion 

10.00 am

9.30 am

This is being organised by Mike Day.  For joining instructions contact him by email: mikesueday@aol.com or sign up to the weekly In Touch newsletter.

We have a simple Evening Prayer via Zoom on Wednesday and Friday evenings 6.45pm - 7.15pm.  Please contact Tim for the Zoom meeting details.

We also post a recording of the Sunday services on YouTube, which is easier for some to access. Please click here:

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 4 July 2020

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