The church is the focus of a tiny village that has no shops, no pub and no village hall. We are regularly holding events in the church to encourage interest in and worship at Maperton, organists accustomed to playing cathedral organs play here regularly and we have frequent visits from bands of ringers from all over the West Country who wish to enjoy the well-balanced 6-bell tower which has been restored over the last ten years. These events have attracted support and donations from a wide area outside the village.
All of this has helped to develop a sense of community within the village - a sense of community that we share with the other 9 parishes that constitute "The Camelot Group."
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Maperton is one of ten parishes that, together, form a benefice known as The Camelot Group of parishes. Our Rector, the Reverend Tristram Rae Smith, is based at North Cadbury.
The parishes forming the benefice, apart from Maperton and North Cadbury (which includes Galhampton), are Blackford, Bratton St. Maur, Compton Pauncefoot, Holton, North Cheriton, South Cadbury and Yarlington.
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The Nicholson Lecture is an event held annually at Maperton. Details of the 2018 Lecture will be found on our Forthcoming Events page.
For a report on the 2017 Nicholson Lecture and earlier Lectures, please visit our Past Events page.
To learn about the ethos of the Lecture, visit the Nicholson Lecture page.
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For a map and directions for finding the church, go to the Contact Us page.
Disabled Access: This is an old building: it is not designed for wheeled access and compromises have to be made. There is a two-inch step up into the porch and nave, but access beyond the nave is restricted.
Amenities: There are no publicly accessible lavatory or washing facilities at the church or in Maperton village.
Taxis: Destination Travel - 01963.34441 in Wincanton.
Banks, doctors and chemists: Wincanton (3 miles)
Railways: Castle Cary (Great Western) - 6 miles - or Templecombe (South-west Trains), 4 miles
St. Peter & St. Paul's Church,
The church is normally open during daylight hours in the winter and from 9.30 am until 6 pm in the summer. If it is shut, a key can be obtained from J. Scott at Yarn Barton (details on the notice-board in the porch) or ring 07966.171723
Copyright in all photographs on this website belongs to O.J. de C. Scott, L.R.P.S.