Church House is a registered charity (number 265554) run by a committee of volunteers from the village, who report to the Charity Trustees. We strive to provide a high quality affordable venue for hire and are proud to protect and maintain more than 500 years of heritage. We hope that you enjoy hiring Church House as well as learning about and experiencing this historic building at first hand.
In 2007 and 2016 we undertook major refurbishment and conservation of the building, paid for by external grants and funds raised by the village.
We rely mainly on hall hire to cover our on-going maintenance and running costs, but always welcome donations. If you would like to make a donation, please contact us.
A Brief History
Built c1515, Church House has been at the heart of Crowcombe for over 500 years. In its earliest days it hosted church festivities (known as Church Ales). From the mid 17th Century, downstairs accommodated poor people whilst a charity school occupied upstairs. By 1872 the building had become redundant and was becoming a structural ruin. The Rector of Crowcombe then came to the rescue. He obtained charity status for Church House in 1907, and led a fundraising campaign for the building’s restoration. Since 1908, Church House has fulfilled its original role as a village hall for Crowcombe residents and the wider West Somerset community.
How To Find Us
We are located at the heart of the village of Crowcombe, in West Somerset. Crowcombe is just off the A358 between Taunton and Minehead.
1. Church House
2. Church of the Holy Ghost
3. Free car park