The Burnham Benefice Churches

Please visit http://www.burnhamsbenefice.org.uk/home for a full guide to our churches and information about services, clergy and lay people involved in worship in the benefice. Burham Breck camping is adjacent to St Margarets church Burnham Norton which you are warmly invited to visit. Like all the churches in the benefice it is open daily (approximately 9am 5pm), The round tower is Saxon (the exact date is in dispute!), and access is either by scaffold steps just inside in the dog exercise field, or via Cross Lane, reached from Herrings Lane on your way to Burnham Market. Of special interest is the grave of Captain Richard Woodget, the last master of the Cutty Sark Tea Clipper in the south west corner of Norton graveyard, and marked by a huge stone anchor.

 

In the church is a medieval hour glass pulpit with paintings in good condition, one of three to survive in the country. St Margarets recently became one parish with St Marys, Burnham Westgate, which is adjacent to the Hoste in Burnham Market, a short walk from the camp site. This is Nelson Country and a visit to All Saints Burnham Thorpe is highly recommended. There is a wealth of Nelson memorabilia and beautiful brasses. Nearby is Nelsons Pub, The Lord Nelson, with more artefacts from his time, as well as the special brew Nelsons Blood which must be sampled.