Welcome to Uphill
Bilbie of the famous Chewstoke family of bell founders cast 4 of them
and they bear the inscription:
The bells were recast in 1840 with a 6th bell given to the church in 1914 by Colonel C.E. Whitting of Uphill Grange. In 1904 the clappers were turned and the fittings renewed by the local wheelwright, to the great improvement of their tone.
A petition to the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Bath and Wells was raised with the prospect of a Court sitting at Uphill until the proposal was finally dropped in December 1953.
In a letter to a supporter dated 5 January 1954 Miss Graves-Knyfton wrote: "It is with great pleasure that I write to tell you that the "Battle of the Bells" (The title by which is has been generally known) has been won, and there is great rejoicing in the village".
The Old Church, is open daily from Whitsun to September. Services are held on Sunday afternoons in August. An Annual Service of Holy Communion is held on the second Sunday in July:
The Parish Church of St Nicholas is located at the northern end of the village and holds three Sunday services at 8.00 am, 10.30 am and 6.30pm. It hosts other activities during the week.
The Methodist Chapel is near the Parish Church at the junction with The Paddocks on Uphill Road South. Sunday services are at 10.30 am and 6.30pm