As the name suggests, the Benefice is situated in the beautiful Quantocks and their foothills. The Quantock Hills were the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and, with an unique mix of Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits and tight wooded combes (valleys), it’s not hard to see why.
We support the “Walking For Health Group” associated with the Wednesday Café in Kingston St. Mary. The Group assembles in and leaves from the Church Car Park at 2pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for a gentle thirty minute walk around the village. This group is not for the hardened rambler, with a very gentle pace, and always finishes at the Village Hall in time for tea and cake at the monthly Café. Anyone interested should contact Jackie Aldrich (451696) or Paul Trolley (451312) for more information.
Within the beautiful surroundings of the Benefice, we also host nationally important gardens at Hestercombe and have our own four church buildings, which are all of historic interest. Recognising this, a Heritage Trail has been developed to provide walking and cycling routes around the area.