Holcombe Old Church

Holcombe Old Church is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.  It is licensed for services four times a year – usually Evensong on the first Sundays of June, July and August at 6.30 pm, and on the first Sunday after Christmas at 6.30 for our Carol Service (this year, 2021 this will be on 2nd January at 6.30 pm).

Holcombe Old Church is where our churchyard and the new cemetery are. If you need to discuss a burial in the churchyard please see below.

We are also licensed for Weddings. Please see under Weddings for more details.

The church also featured on Poldark – and was very recognisable.

Directions
The turning to the Old Church is just outside the village, on the left going towards Radstock. There is a sign saying ‘Historic Church’. The postcode is BA3 5ES. Please note that parking is very limited.

History of the Church

This booklet will tell you a lot about the history of the church. It was last updated in November 2021. If you can print it out as a booklet please click Holcombe Old Church Booklet. If you would simply like to read it or can only print out one page at a time please click Holcombe Old Church One Page Per Sheet.

Burials

It is perfectly possible to bury the ashes of a loved one in the churchyard at Holcombe Old Church. It is also possible to bury a body, but only if it goes into an existing grave. If you wish to discuss this with me, please either email me at clarissacridland@hotmail.co.uk or ring me on 01373 812705.

The cemetery, which is run by Holcombe Parish Council, lies just behind Holcombe Old Church and still has plenty of room. If you would like to discuss a burial there please email the Clerk to the Council, Vickie Watts on clerk@holcombepc.org.uk or ring her on 07971 516916.

The Churchyard

You can help keep the churchyard tidy by making sure that you clear away any rubbish you see and removing dead flowers from any grave you tend. The rubbish bins for this are to the right of the gate by which you enter the churchyard. Please make sure you use the correct bin (brown for flowers and plants and black for anything else) and separate things properly. If you are able to take rubbish home, please do so. No flowers should ever be put on graves still in plastic. The churchyard is a really lovely, peaceful, place. Please help us to keep it that way.