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Location Rodden, Somerset, England
Built 1640
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Church of All Saints
Designated 11 March 1968
Reference no. 1058893

The Anglican Church of All Saints in Rodden, Somerset, England was built in 1640. It is a Grade II* listed building.


The church, was built in 1640, on the site of an earlier medieval church. It was dedicated to St Blaize, and served as a chapel of ease to Boyton, Wiltshire until 1808. It was rebuilt in a Victorian restoration in the mid 19th century.

Although it served only a small community the church was built on the orders of Archbishop William Laud himself. He was an autocratic clergyman and sought to reduce the influence of Puritans, after which Laudianism is named.

The parish is part of the benefice of Beckington with Standerwick, Berkley, Lullington, Orchardleigh and Rodden, which was created in 1978, within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.


The stone building has a three-bay nave and one-bay chancel with tile roofs. The west tower is supported by diagonal buttresses.

The majority of the interior dates from its restoration in the 19th century, but it retains its 18th-century pulpit. The church can hold 100 people and has had electric lighting and an audio loop system.

Present Day

The church, in spite of its isolated location, continues to have weekly services, in the mornings of the third and fourth Sundays of the month, and in the evenings of first and second Sundays.

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