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.

February 2023 services:

Sunday 5th – no service in Talaton but Holy Communion in Clyst Hydon at 10am

Sunday 12th – Morning Worship at 10am

Sunday 19th – Holy Communion at 10am

Wednesday 22nd (Ash Wednesday) – Holy Communion at 10am in Whimple

Sunday 26th – Morning Prayer (Book of common prayer) at 10am

March 2023 services:


Details will be published soon


St James the Great Church, Talaton

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 church, 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 site for what’s on in the other churches

Second Sunday: 10am  Morning Worship

Third Sunday: 10am Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday: 10am  Morning Prayer (BCP)

Coffee is usually served after each service