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St. Mary’s

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Opening Times
St Mary's is open for private prayer twice a week.  Please feel free to pop in and take a moment of quiet prayer and reflection in the serenity of this beautiful house of God.  The church is open at the following times: 

Wednesdays 9am - 5pm

Sundays 12pm - 5pm

All are welcome to Sunday services, every Sunday at 11am.  Services alternate between Communion and non-Communion.  If you are unable to come to church for any reason but would still like to participate in the service, you can  join in on Zoom, or download and read through the service at home:  For the Zoom service, contact Rev Michelle for details: 01884 266741

Compline (Night Prayer) is led live on the church's facebook page every Wednesday at 9pm  Midweek reflections and other news also appear on this facebook page.

If you would like to have a chat or pray with Rev Michelle over the phone please call 01884 266741 (or contact any of the team members below).

Life Events

Enquiries for Christenings should be directed to Rev. Michelle Parton.

Enquiries for Funerals and Weddings should be directed to Rev. Simon Talbot.

(Contact details below)


St 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.   There are many fascinating and beautiful historical features to St Mary’s, and a guidebook explaining these features is available within the church.

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 Sarah 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:

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

Contact details


Local Minister: Rev. Michelle Parton
Tel. 01884 266741


St Mary’s is part of the Culm Valley Mission Community group of churches. 

Mission Community Leader (Rector): Rev. Simon Talbot:
Tel. 01884 562570

Mission Community Curate: Rev. Gudrun Thomas:
Tel. 01884 840622


Mission Community Children, Schools and Youth Ministry Development Worker: Claire Nichols
Tel: 01884 840248


Church Wardens
Mrs Elizabeth Hoar - 01884 33164
Mr Gerry 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 Secretary: Mrs Elizabeth Hoar - 01884 33164
PCC Treasurer: Mrs Clare Benson
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Sarah Pritchard - 01884 266673

Deanery Synod Rep: Mr David Pugsley - 01884 38268
Organist: Mrs Rachel Carr - 01884 266463 

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