Welcome to our Church in South East Somerset. Scroll down the page to find out more about us.
While we are still awaiting the new Community Room (which should have been opened last September, the legal difficulties appearing to make Brexit simple by comparison) we are busy planning how we can make use of this facility once we actually get into the building. At our last P.C.C. meeting we set aside resources to fund the hire of the hall as a base for outreach and work in the new community being built around the school.
We are also grateful to St. Andrew's Church, Brympton, which also earmarked funds to support activities.
We are now busy planning and investigating what work will be possible, and what we are being called to do, and how best to forward this opportunity for witness amongst our new neighbours.
Please pray for this initiative, for the work we hope to begin, and that resources, and particularly man-power, will be found to support this task.
Here you will find out a little about our worship, our history, and our plans for the future.
We hope you enjoy reading about us, and seeing some of the pictures of our much-loved church.
The small congregation at Lufton greets you, and we thank you for your interest in our church and what we try to do. Details of our times of worship together can be found further down the page. It would be wonderful if one day you were able to join us.
We seek to worship and praise God faithfully week by week in the corner of His Creation that He has lent us. We are a very traditionalist congregation, and although we are small in number, we try to experience the love of God in our worship, and to show it in our lives. We are delighted when anyone joins us for worship, and if we meet them as strangers, we pray that we part as friends in the name of the Lord Jesus.
The great treasure of the church, dates at least from Norman times, and may even be Saxon in origin, its rope moulding still as crisp as when it was carved a thousand years ago.
Here we meet with our Risen and Ascended Lord in the Sacrament. The stained glass shows Mary and Martha welcoming Our Lord into their home; the text quotes Psalm XVI, "In Thy presence is the Fullness of Joy."
Below you will find a little bit about our history, some photographs of our church, and a contact to the other churches in our Benefice.
Here is a link to the Benefice Website:
We worship every Sunday evening at 6.00.p.m.
If you are able to join us, you will be made very welcome.
Our Services are all from the Book of Common Prayer.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the Fourth Sunday of the month, and Evening Prayer on every other Sunday.
Telephone: 07730 526 166
Lufton as a community has existed since before Roman times. The area is rich in archaeology, and Lufton Roman Villa is nationally important, containing an elaborate bath complex, hypocausts, and mosaic flooring. The original church dated from at least Norman times, but was comprehensively rebuilt in 1865 by Benjamin Ferrey, Diocesan Architect. The medieval village has been lost, possibly as a result of the Black Death, and the present community is very small, consisting of a few cottages, the Edwardian Manor House and Manor Farm, both now occupied by Lufton College.
However, with the westward expansion of Yeovil, there is a massive area of new housing development in the parish, some of which has been built and is occupied, the remaining 600 houses are in course of building. There is also a new Primary School, which opened in September of 2018, and called 'Kingfisher' School. It contains a Community Room, to be called, we hope, "The Archie Dean Room" in memory of a much-loved previous Rector, whose dream it always was to see a school built on this site.
All this development gives the Church enormous opportunities for engaging with our new community, and over the last fourteen years we have been praying and working hard that we may use this opportunity that God has opened to us, to His Honour and for His Name.
Please pray for us as we try and discern what is God's will for us, and the work he is giving us to do in the parish.
Your comments and feed-back would be most welcome. Please feel free to contact us. We promise to reply as soon as possible.