The Church and Tower of St Thomas a Becket, Pensford

St Thomas à Beckett Church, Pensford

St Thomas à Beckett Church, Pensford. The tower dates from the 14th century. The church became derelict after flood damage caused by the River Chew floods in 1968

By the end of the 12th Century the textile trade at Pensford was well established and the market had become the most important in North Somerset.

Pensford had become a significant place in the region standing at the centre of a network of roads.

During the second half of the 14th Century, a church was built here of which our Tower is all that remains.

The Tower is now in the hands of the Churches Conservation Trust who have been responsible for the repair and wonderful transformation of the room below the tower.

A substantial contribution has been made by former and present parishioners and friends.

It is hoped to establish a Trust that will be responsible for the care of the Tower and incidental expenses such as heating.

Occasional Services will be held here and it is hoped that individuals or small groups will use it for prayer, study or contemplation.

The room at the base of the Tower is open EVERY weekend all day (usually 9am – evening)

CONTACT: Jane Flower 01761 490234

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