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.

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St Mary’s Church Services

    • 2nd Sunday of the month 10:00am Cafe Church Service
    • 4th Sunday of the month 10:00am Holy Communion
    • 5th Sunday rotation round the Benefice (2 x a year) please see for details
    • Every Thursday 9:30am - 30 minutes of informal Morning Prayer with coffee and chat
    All Sunday and weekday services at St Mary’s Compton Dando have restarted. Everyone is welcome at any time!
    St Mary’s Compton Dando is open every week day for private prayer and visits.
    Please join us for services or pop in for a visit or private prayer.
    We love to serve those in our community.  If you or anyone you know needs assistance that we can help with, please let us know.
    If you’re interested in getting married or arranging a baptism please contact Rev Denise at 07849821588 or
    Alternatively contact our Benefice Administrator Jill Sherborne at 07771863166 or


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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