The Benefice of

Pilton with Croscombe,

North Wootton and


Welcome to the homepage of our four parishes

The Parish Churches of Pilton, Croscombe North Wootton and Dinder are part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

The Rector, Curate and Readers work across four parishes. The ministers are available for counselling or to discuss any church matters.

The congregations of the four churches do many things together. Up to date information on church life and activities can be found on this site - please see Services, Magazines and Faith from the top menu.

If you wish to have a baptism, a wedding, a funeral or any other event in one of the churches please contact the Priest in Charge on the telephone number below.

All phone codes 01749 unless specified

Priest in Charge:

The Revd Christine Butler                                         01749  899061

The Rectory, Pilton BA4 4DX      


Associate Priest: The Revd Elaine Brightwell             07986 639230

57 Whitstone Rise, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5QA

Reader (Licensed Lay Minister):

     Miss Susan Green, 3 Abbots Way, Pilton BA4 4BN             890524

Safeguarding Person: for all parishes: Susan Green             890524

We give thanks for the beautiful and historic church buildings in our villages, and for all those who give of their time to care for them, the church wardens and treasurers; those who clean and arrange flowers; and those who look after the churchyards and gardens. These are places of peace and tranquillity for us all to enjoy any day of the week.


We will begin the season of Advent on Sunday 27th November with a United Advent Carol Service at 4pm in Pilton Parish Church. The Villages Voices Choir will join the congregation in singing Advent Hymns.

On Sunday 4th December at 4pm in Pilton Parish Church and on Sunday 11th December in Dinder Church there will be Christingle Services when we will support the work of The Children's Society by making Christingles.

The Reverse Advent Calendar enables everyone to support people in need by collecting such items as tinned and packaged goods, Christmas items, scarves, gloves etc. Boxes should be brought to the churches by Sunday 18th December for distribution.

During Advent there will be opportunities to spend some quiet time in each church with a different idea each week to focus thought and prayer during this busy season.