The Churches of Bawdrip, Cossington, Pawlett, Puriton and Woolavington.
Welcome to Pawlett and the village church- St John the Baptist.
Pawlett is a middle-sized village within the benefice with a population of around 1400 people. Just off the A38 it is situated near the Pawlett Hams and the River Parrett and comprises a mixture of old and new houses, farms and farmland and a wide demographic spread including many old village families.
The Church Building: Grade I and over 1000 years old, Sir John Betjeman gave St John the Baptist “five stars” but to the people of Pawlett it’s the heart of our village and more than just a building. It is well maintained and all works recommended in our Quinquennial report are carried out. The pews are exceptional examples of Jacobean carpentry and we have a Hill, single manual organ which is in good working order and used every week.
Amenities: Pawlett recently lost its only village shop and Post Office, but the community centres around our thriving Royal British Legion Club, Pavilion Sports and Social Centre and busy Village Hall. There is also a Methodist Chapel and Hall. There are two play areas with modern equipment, on the village green and at the Pavilion. A regular bus service runs between Burnham on Sea, Bridgwater and Taunton and we are less than five minutes’ drive from the M5 Motorway.