The Parish & History
We are a C of E church in the parish of Wilton, Taunton.
There has been a church on the site of St George’s since Saxon times, and it has always been the parish church of Wilton. Somewhere near is a spring which gave Wilton (well-tun) its name. Stones in the church’s west wall, each side of the tower, are fragments of Saxon ‘long and short’ work, the only such remains in West Somerset. They show that before the Norman Conquest this place was important enough to have a stone church.
A tower was added to the Saxon chapel around the time of the Norman Conquest, and it survived until 1853, when a new tower was built after the whole church had been extended eastwards in 1837.
The Sanctuary was rebuilt in commemoration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
You can see our parish boundary below.
Wilton and Sherford History Exhibition 2015
A history exhibition of Wilton and Sherford was put together by Bob Dunning, with lots of very interesting information about various parts of the area’s history including the changing church, Wilton in Wartime and various others.
The photos below will hopefully give you a sample of what was on display. You may need to download them to be able to read the writing in detail.
1000Communion with a mixture of traditional & contemporary worship
09501st Sunday of the month
Young People's meeting in Hall or Church - for those aged 4 - 14 year.
1600 Evening Worship in church or residential homes – see weekly Newsboard
1000Holy Communion at church
Holy Communion at Mountbatten Nursing Home
Holy Communion at Churchill Way Hall
Holy Communion at Elizabeth House.
Holy Communion at St George's Residential Home