The Mendip Hills with their dramatic landscape now an AONB lie just north of the village of SHEPTON MALLET which sits on part of the Roman Fosse Way. A community that has seen better times when wool was gold but has over the years recovered as it sits amongst a very lovely part of the country. It is famous for a huge brewery and its ancient prison that was used during WWII to hide and protect the nation’s precious documents including The Magna Carter, The Domesday Book and many other significant records.
There are not many villages that can boast of a Grade I listed church in their midst but SS Peter and Paul in the centre has much to be seen. Its star is the oak wagon-roof that has 350 spectacular panels of different designs with 36 beautifully carved angels all along the sides. An uplifting sight as the congregation listen to the 8 recently refurbished bells as they ring out every Sunday. They will be ringing again with huge enthusiasm by their redoubtable band as they attempt a ‘peal’ to celebrate England’s patron Saint, ST.GEORGE on April 23rd.