WELCOME TO THE PARISH OF COMPTON BISHOP
Nestling at the foot of the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, theparish of Compton Bishop comprises the settlements of Cross, Newtown, Rackley, Webbington and of course Compton Bishop itself.
Compton Bishop nestles in an unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty, visited by many who appreciate the beautiful breath-taking scenery. The parish has a network of more than 13 miles of well-used public footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths which provide a wonderful variety of routes with Crook Peak and Wavering Down dominating the sky-line. This area of The Mendip Hills is owned and cared for by the National Trust and provides a peaceful recreational space for all who visit.
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Remembering those who died in the World Wars
Memorial services are beign held throughout the world on Remembrance Sunday. Both personal and community losses are remembered on this day.
On Remembrance Day, 11th November, The British Legion holds a remembrance memorial service in St Andrew's Church, Compton Bishop, to remember those from our parish who gave their lives.
Memorial crosses have been placed in the church porch, one for each of those from our Parish who died.
Our thanks go to the team of Margaret Jordan, Maggie Clayton and Pauline Warner (who inscribed the names of each soldier)
This is the front page of the Bristol Times and Mirror for 27th May 1916 showing the Roll of Honour for our area :