Nestling at the foot of the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, the parish 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 (AONB), 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.

This web site provides information on local groups, items of local interest as well as all Parish Council information, minutes, etc.

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Parish Notice Board

(also look at the 'Upcoming Events' in the column on the right)


Cross Connections Quiz Night

Don't forget to book your team’s table for our Quiz Night on Friday 24th February

Quiz Master Gary Orriss

Teams of 4 to 6. Bring your own Drinks. Nibbles provided. £5 per team. Raffle.

To BOOK, email us (click here). We will confirm this as a provisional date by email and you must pay for your table to confirm the booking 


Vacancy for a Citizens Advice Services Co-ordinator, based in Bridgwater

click here for details


Get Business Get Digital in 2017

Sedgemoor District Council has joined forces with West Somerset and Taunton Deane to offer a range of free business support to sole traders and businesses in the area. The programme called ‘Get Business Get Digital’ run by Cosmic. There will also be hour hours of free 1-2-1 mentoring sessions available.

Click here for details


Community Event: River Parrett Creative Exhibition

‘Out of the Mouth of The Parrett’ next month  in Bridgwater Library!

A collection of local people’s thoughts, memories and pictures of the river Parrett in this  creative exhibition.

This is a FREE multi-media exhibition for adults and young people (age 8+) from 21st March to 8th April, which will be housed within a spectacular world of light, sound and live performance at the Library.

Click here for the poster