The Benefice of

Pilton with Croscombe,

North Wootton and


Welcome to Pilton Parish Church.

Pilton village nestles on the edge of the Mendip hills overlooking the Vale of Avalon and Glastonbury Tor. The parish includes the hamlets of West Compton and East Compton and the scattered homes and farms of Cockmill, Steanbow, Beardley Batch and Lower Westholme.

It is also host to the world famous Glastonbury Festival. The parish church of St John the Baptist is a beautiful medieval building open for all. It is the home of a welcoming regular congregation and widely used by villagers and others for special services, celebrations, concerts and exhibitions, as well as weddings, baptisms and funerals.

To know more about church life, or to discuss any other matter please contact one of the churchwardens.

Churchwardens and the Parochial Church Council

The Churchwardens and the Church Council have responsibility for running the local church. To enquire about or discuss local church events and developments, the church building or churchyard please contact one of the churchwardens.

st. john the baptist's parish church - pilton

Click to Download our photographic study of the Church Roof by Richard Raynsford


Children are welcome at any of our services in particular our Family Services.


YOS is a group of young people from all four parishes that meets on the first Sunday of each month at 6.00pm in Dinder Village Hall. New members are welcome.

Pilton Churches Working Together plan joint monthly services which are held alternately in the Parish Church and the Methodist Church

St. John The Baptist's Parish Church, Shop Lane, Pilton BA4 4BE - search ST589409 at the UK Grid Reference Finder Map site

Signposted from the A361 as it runs through Pilton

Car Parking is available at Pilton Village Hall where there are 2 Disabled Parking Spaces with adequate room for wheelchairs. A 'drop off point' is located by the main church gates at the bottom of Shop Lane, across from the Village Hall Car Park. For Special Events overflow parking is available together with a Shuttle Bus Service to ferry between the Church and the Parking area.