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St. Mary’s


St Marys Church CollageSt Mary's is one of the most beautiful Parish Churches in Devon. First Consecrated in 1259 it is Grade 1* listed. The chequer board stonework in the tower is unique in Devon and the 15th century  Rood Screen is thought by many writers to be the finest in Devon. Untouched by the restorer's hand, the paintwork and gold leaf are now 600 years old. There is a peel of 6 bells in the tower which are rung regularly before services and at weddings and funerals. Their sound and quality of ringing attract may visiting teams of ringers. 

St. Mary’s is open daily throughout the summer, and at weekends only during the winter time.  As the opening and closing of the church is carried out on a voluntary basis, times  may vary.  The local village stores in Kentisbeare hold a key, which can be signed out and returned after use.  

Parish Rector Rev. Simon Talbot. Tel 01884 562570. The Rectory, Rectory Close, Willand.

Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals by arrangement with Church Warden Mrs E. Hoar, or another of the wardens below.  

We warmly invite you to worship in our Parish Church every Sunday. Service times are available via the Parish Diary.

Safeguarding Young people and vulnerable adults - we want everyone to feel safe and free to worship in our church services and to be able to take part in activities run by the church. With this in mind we have a Safeguarding policy which is available in the church building or by contacting our Parish Safeguarding Officer Mrs S Pritchard (01884) 266673.

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to Mrs Pritchard.

Alternatively please feel free to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team- https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can also call Childline on 0800 11 11

Church Wardens
Mrs E Hoar - 01884 33164
Mr G Leyman 01884 266425

Assistant Wardens
Mr David Snell - 01884 266407
Mrs Sarah Leyman  - 01884 266425 

Churchwardens Emeritus
Mrs Sonia Brake – 01884 266405

Church Officers
PCC Hon Secretary : Mrs E Hoar - 01884 33164
PCC Hon Treasurer : Mrs C Benson
Deanery Synod : David Pugsley - 01884 38268
Organist : Rachel Carr - 01884 266463 

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