Kingsdon has since 1981 been part of the United Benefice of Somerton with Charlton Adam and Charlton Mackrell. There is no resident priest in Kingsdon and the three clergy, consisting of the Priest-in-Charge, the Assistant Priest and the Curate share the work of the four churches along with help from retired clergy living in the area.
Historically, the Church was first mentioned in 1242 and the name of perhaps the first Rector, Adam Hildebrand, is first recorded in 1309. The building is of blue lias stone with hamstone dressings and the earliest part of the church is believed to be the nave which is of 12th century origin. The 70 ft church tower was added at the west end in the 15th century but had originally been built above the north chapel. The pulpit dates from 1627 and the font bowl is of 12th century origin.
All Saints Church is the most ancient building in Kingsdon and is the focal point for worship as well as many village events. It welcomes villagers and visitors alike for some of the most important occasions in their lives – baptisms, weddings and funerals.
Kingsdon Church Services in February / March 2024
|Sunday 4th February
|Morning Worship – Jenny Gollop
|Sunday 18th February
|Holy Communion – Rev Dan Young
|Sunday 3rd March
|Morning Worship – Rev Brian Pearson
|Mothering Sunday 10th March
|Family Service – PCC
|Sunday 17th March
|Holy Communion – Rev John Greed
|Easter Sunday 31st March
|Rev Brian Pearson
There are many opportunities to worship the Lord each month within our benefice.
Details of services in the Charltons and Somerton can be found on the benefice website
(stmichaelssomerton.co.uk) or on the benefice notice sheet, copies of which can be found in church.
There are some additional services on Saints’ days and other Holy Festivals. The times of the services are always shown on the notice-boards in the Church porch and on the gate pillar at the entrance to the Church path, as well as being published in the Kingsdon Chronicle.
|Priest in Charge
More about All Saints’
Click here to download more information about All Saints’ Church.
Click here to download the Memorial Transcriptions.
Click here to download information about Kingsdon War Memorials.