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President, Patrons, Trustees & Officers

Somerset Churches Trust

Registered Charity No: 1055840

Registered address: 14 Market Place, Wells, Somerset. BA5 2RE

The President Mrs Annie Maw, HM Lord Lieutenant of Somerset,

 Vice-Presidents  Jennifer Beazley
   Jane Venner-Pack
 Patrons Lady Gass DCVO  
  The Rt Revd Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells
  The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton
  The Rt Revd Declan Ronan Lang, Bishop of Clifton 
  The Rt Revd Dom Aiden Bellenger
  Kevin McCloud MBE


Trust Chairman

Dr Axel Palmer Combe Farm, The Combe, Compton Martin, BS40 6JD

Tel: 01761 221020



  Bob Croft
  Tony Davies (Trust Treasurer)
  Chris Hawkings (Management Committee Chairman)
  Ven Simon Hill
  William Newsom 
  Dr Axel Palmer (Chairman)
  Anthony Sutcliffe
  Philip Skelhorn

Management Committee
Management Committee Chairman (Trustee) Chris Hawkings

 3, Glastonbury Road, Wells, BA5 1TW

Tel: 01749 672327

Email: contact at:

Trust Secretary Vacant

Treasurer (Trustee) Tony Davies

52, Purlewent Drive, Weston, Bath BA1 4AZ
Tel: 01225 336124


Grants Secretary and Area Assessors (Trustee) Anthony Sutcliffe

Corner Well House, Barton Road, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8TL

Tel: 01458 851324

Mobile: 07785 225565


Recruitment Committe Chairman (Trustee) William Newsom Corton Ridge, Weston Bampfylde, BA22 7HT

Tel:01963 441533

Membership Secretary and Management Committee Secretary

Jim Allwood

25 Church Close
TA12 6DS

Membership Recruitment and Area Representatives (Trustee)

Philip Skelhorn

Cider Cottage, Church Hill, Sutton Montis, BA22 7HE

Tel:01963 220586

Editor Annual Report 

Rowena Wallace

St Cleer’s Cottage, Sutton Road, Somerton TA11 6QP

Tel: 01458 272844


Public Relations Officer 


Events Coordinator Rowena Wallace

St Cleer's Cottage, Sutton Road, Somerton, TA11 6QP

Tel: 01458 272844


Ride+Stride Coordinator
(not a member of the Management Committee)
Michael Auton  41 Millards Hill, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2BN

Tel: 07862 253514


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