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.

Services: See below.  

We will be holding an outdoor service on The Moor at 11am on Sunday 7th May to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.  Do come and join us and enjoy Bishop Martin Shaw’s informal celebration.


April 2023 services:

Sunday 2nd – no service but see here for alternatives 

Good Friday – the last hour 2pm

Sunday 9th (Easter Day) Holy Communion at 10am

Sunday 16th Morning Worship at 10am

Sunday 23rd Morning Prayer (BCP) at 10am

Sunday 30th – Whimple, 11am, to welcome new vicar, Gudrun Thomas. To be followed by a bring-your-own picnic.

May 2023 services:

Sunday 7th – no service but see here for alternatives 

Sunday 14th  Morning Worship at 10am

Sunday 21st Holy Communion at 10am

Sunday 28th Morning Prayer (BCP) at 10am

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 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