The church is open during daylight hours and offers a peaceful atmosphere away from the busy world.  It has a welcoming feel and the excellent lighting shows the wonderful roof carvings; the ringing chamber is open so you can see the ancient ‘hatchments’ and unusual memorial.  Take a look at the 18th century clock on your right as you come in – it had languished in the clock tower for generations before being lovingly restored.

Exciting news!

The church has been awarded a Certificate of Merit in Devon’s CPRE Best Churchyard Competition 2023.

More details here

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.

Services: See below.  

June Services

9th 10am Morning Worship

16th 10am Morning Worship

23rd 10am Holy Communion


30th 11am Mission Community Service at Rockbeare


July Services

14th 10am Morning Woship

21st 10am Morning Worship

28th 10am Holy Communion Patronal Service

St James the Great Church, Talaton
The church looked amazing for the Crib service last year. Many thanks to Chris for setting it up.

Key Information:

About the Church:

Nestled in one of Devon’s best kept villages – Talaton – St James the Great Church is open every day during daylight hours.  The church at Talaton is a very fine Grade I building, outstanding even in an area of the country graced with many other beautiful churches.  For nearly a thousand years there has been a place of Christian worship at this site and it is fairly certain that a small Norman church stood here in the 12th century. Its late Norman font still stands in the current church, much of which dates from the 15th century, replacing a smaller, simpler church.

Weekly Services

We offer friendly services, open to all, throughout the year:

First Sunday:  No service here but check this link for what’s on in the other churches

Second Sunday: 10am  Morning Worship

Third Sunday: 10am Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday: 10am  Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)

Coffee is usually served after each service