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.
The church has been awarded a Certificate of Merit in Devon’s CPRE Best Churchyard Competition 2023.
Services: See below.
4th No service here but look at the site for alternatives
11th 10am Morning worship
18th 10am Holy Communion
25th 10am BCP Morning Prayer
St James the Great Church, Talaton
The church looked amazing for the Crib service this year. Many thanks to Chris for setting it up.
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.
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