St Mary's Church

United Benefice of Publow with Pensford, Compton Dando and Chelwood


Whilst there is no doubt that a Christian church has existed in Compton Dando since the 12th century, the church as we see it today is of 14th century origin, much restored during the last two hundred and fifty years. For further information, there is a booklet available in the church.

Visit here for more information.

St Mary’s Church Services

  • 2nd Sunday of the month 10am Cafe Church
  • 3rd Sunday of the month 6pm Holy Communion
  • 5th Sunday rotation round the Benefice
  • Every Thursday 10:30am Said Holy Communion


Benefice Administrator: Dawn Wells

parish office number 07546720161


Monochrome watercolour & pencil drawing of Compton Dando church and rectory by W.W. Wheatley, 1843

Sepia watercolour sketch of “Roman altar” by W.W. Wheatley, ca 1845

These images are published with kind permission of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society and the Somerset Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust). The copying and publication of the images is not permitted. Document references: A/DAS 1/111/1 and A/DAS/1/111/2