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St. Congar, Badgworth, Somerset


The church of St. Congar is a building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a western tower, which was restored in 1909, and containing 5 bells, the second bearing the inscription "Sancte Rafael, ora pro nobis;" the third bears "Benedictum sit nomen domini:" in 1864 the chancel was rebuilt in the Decorated style, the body of the church repaired, the founder's tomb and a piscina was rebuilt in the chancel wall, the gallery removed and the western arch thrown open; in the course of the work it was discovered that the original stone pulpit, ornamented with curious but much mutilated carved figures, had formed the pedestal of the later pulpit: in 1873 an organ was introduced and slightly enlarged in 1888: there are several mural tablets to former rectors, two stained windows, some fine old oak of 16th century date and an Early English font: there are 170 sittings. A new burial ground was added to the churchyard and consecrated in 1896.

St. Congar, BadgworthNave of St. Congar, Badgworth

Church Records

The register dates from 1671.

St. Congar

Denomination:Church of England
Diocese:Bath & Wells