St James' Church Fitzhead

St James’ Church

The church of St James the Great, Fitzhead, standing on high ground beside the medieval Tithe Barn, has been a focal point in the village for over 500 years. The village has a reputation for being caring and self dependent and this is reflected in the enthusiasm and devotion there is to church life in Fitzhead.

The building is a fine, largely 15th century church consisting of nave and north aisle, chancel, and vestry. It has a western tower with separate entry. Heavily restored in the 19th century, the nave and chancel about 1849, retaining the late medieval pews, and Rood screen. Much of the medieval fabric of the nave survives. The tower is early perpendicular, built in Quantock red sandstone rubble with Bath stone dressings in 19th century work.

The church in Fitzhead has a dual calling – to serve God and to serve the community. Whatever your expectation of a church, we should love to have the privilege of getting to know you and to have you join us for worship.

You can find more information about the Benefice by visiting a church near you website.

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Church services

Details for church services for the benefice of Milverton with Ash Priors, Halse and Fitzhead are on FaceBook.

Flower rota

If you are interested in decorating the church with floral displays help is always much appreciated.


If you are interested in holding your wedding at the church of St James the Great in Fitzhead please visit a church near you website or contact Rev Helene Stainer on 01823 400305.

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