St Bridget's, Bridestowe


St Mary the Virgin, Bratton Clovelly



Church Services

1st Sunday: joint service with Methodists 11.00am
2nd Sunday: Morning Prayer 9.30am
3rd Sunday: Holy Communion 9.30am
4th Sunday: 8.00am Holy Communion (said service BCP) Children's Club 9.30am
5th Sunday: United Benefice Service 11.00am
(venue varies)


Finding prayer a bit boring?

A growing number of people are discovering a new depth and richness to their faith through the exploration and practice of Christian contemplative prayer.
This ancient and almost forgotten way of praying has been experiencing a revival in recent years as Christians from all church backgrounds experience the transforming and healing qualities of silence, stillness and meditation.

Come and try it for yourself. All are welcome to join our prayer group on Thursdays 11.00am at Rowden's Barn, Bridestowe.

Contact Revd. Adrian Brook for details: Tel. 01837 861580

Church Information:

There have been three churches within the Parish - the first was probably of wood and further west at the stream confluence. The second was near the present building. In 1830 Rev Luxmore wrote "The old church remained in the churchyard and was converted by the addition of chimneys into a poorhouse After 30 years of exertion to get the nuisance removed, I succeeded". He reports having the arch, which divided the chancel from the body of the church, rebuilt at the principal entrance to the churchyard. The present church was built in 1450, possibly because the settlement had outgrown the old one with its round tower built of local stone. The present church was much changed during the 19th century - the tenor bell has the inscription "these bells re-hung and the tower heightened and beautified, 1828". By 1890 the church was changed by Rev Francis to basically what we see today.

There are six Table Tombs' in the churchyard five of them being listed, and two 18th century brick tombs.

The window over the altar is very colourful and consists of three main lights, being a 19th century restoration.
Thanks to Vera Whiting for the research.


St Bridget's Poppy 'Wave' - 2018

Residents of Bridestowe have been busy working on a special way to honour the centenary of the signing of the Armistice, marking the end of World War One and to say “Thank you” to the local people who were involved in The Great War.
Beginning at Easter people around the village have been busy knitting and crocheting poppies, with over 1400 in total! The idea has captured the imagination and generated a wonderful community spirit, with help from many organisations within the village and sponsorship from people unable to knit or crochet.

The fruits of their labour has culminated in a beautiful “wave” flowing down from the tower of St. Bridget’s Church and other displays around the village with still more to come as we approach 11th November.

Renovation work at St Bridget's - March 2016

Renovation work at St Bridget's Church in Bridestowe unveils striking floor.

? Okehampton Times (16 March 2016)

Work is in full flow to renovate St Bridget’s Church at Bridestowe and part of that has been to uncover the striking floor which has been covered in carpet since the 1960s. In part of the floor is a plaque - pictured here with church committee members looking on - in memory of two brothers who died in 1751. Work is also taking place on the roof which has been helped with a £50,000 Church Roof Grant from the Government.

Harvest Festival 2015

Bridestowe parishioners make a symbolic appeal for Fair Trade milk for Dairy farmers at St. Bridget's church harvest festival.

Bridestowe parishioners make a symbolic appeal for Fair Trade milk for Dairy farmers at St. Bridget's church harvest festival.

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Where we are:

St Bridget's, Bridestowe, Devon

      EX20 4EN


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