St Mary the Virgin, Bratton Clovelly


St Mary the Virgin, Bratton Clovelly


Church Services

1st Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion
2nd Sunday 9.30am Children's Club
3rd Sunday 9.30am Morning Prayer
3rd Friday 10.30am Celtic Holy Communion
4th Sunday 9.30am Morning Prayer
5th Sunday 11.00am Benefice Service
(venue varies)

Church Information:

The present church was originally built by the Normans on the site of a Saxon one and in the 14thC it was enlarged, but money ran out before the transepts and the western extension could be built. The rare and magnificent wall paintings are 17thC and are now cared for by English Heritage.

We have a Norman font but much of the interior was renovated in the 19thC to a very high standard. The windows are very fine examples of 19thC work by Lavers & Westlake, London. We have a matched set of 6 Pennington Bells, cast in 1767, which are rung regularly.

This is just a very brief outline of our beautiful church. Do come and see it - the view from the churchyard is breathtaking.
Toni Kemeny


The full church history is available here


December 2016

December 2016 - Winter Solstice fire

Children enjoy a party after the Crib Service, 2016

Children enjoy a party after the Crib Service, 2016


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Where we are:

St Mary the Virgin Bratton Clovelly, Devon

      EX20 4JX


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Local Information:
Bratton Clovelly Village

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