The Diocese of Bath & Wells

We are a network of 570 Anglican churches in 496 parishes, serving a community of 900,000 people. We’re here to help resource and encourage confident Christian communities in Somerset and have been doing that for over 1100 years.

Around 300 clergy and central staff work for the Diocese. We are further supported by over 370 active Readers (lay ministers) and volunteers in every parish.


Our 180 church schools seek to provide the highest possible standard of education within a distinctively Christian context.


We seek to live out the Christian faith in ways that proclaim the gospel and serve our communities. Our vision of Changing Lives guides everything we do as a Diocese. 


This section gives an insight into the work of our Bishops and Archdeacons and you'll also find information on the responsibilities of our Central Teams, ther support services which maintain the day-to-day operations of the Diocese. 



You'll find central contact details under the relevant areas of our work as you move around the site.   


Can't find the direct contact information you're looking for? Call us on 01749 670777, and our receptionists, Shelly and Jan will be happy to help.


Need contacts in your parish? Try our online directory or the Church of England's Church Search.


Mailing address & how to find us

The Diocese of Bath and Wells

The Old Deanery






Keeping in touch

For the latest information on what's happening in and around the Diocese, check out our News & Events page or, to be first to hear the news, why not sign up to our weekly e-bulletin on the homepage?


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