The Old Rectory Chaffcombe is a 15th century building at the opposite end of the village from the church….in the 19th century a new rectory was built next to the church and The Old Rectory passed into private ownership. Chaffcombe is about 2 miles to the northeast of Chard, and three miles to the south of Ilminster. The postcode is TA20 4AH.
Since 2008, the present owners, Neale and Geraldine Edwards, have enjoyed arranging private classical music recitals in the music studio on the first floor of their tithe barn. To date there have been 34 recitals, from piano solo concerts through various chamber groups to song recitals. These are given by a number of friends who are professional musicians, for no fee. There is no charge to attend, and no ticketing, although there is a collection box at the exit for a charitable cause – if you would like to come to a concert, you just email to say how many seats you would like to reserve. There is plenty of room to park at The Old Rectory.
Most concerts take place at 3pm on Sundays, although occasionally there are evening and/or midweek events. They happen irregularly and notification of future concerts is by Yahoo Group email. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please email Geraldine to let her know firstname.lastname@example.org