Services

February

4th  9am BCP Morning Prayer

       4pm The Gathering

11th  10am Morning Worship

14th 7pm Ash Wednesday Holy Communion

18th  9am BCP Holy Communion

25th  10am Holy Communion

March

3rd  9am BCP Morning Prayer

10th  4pm The Gathering for Mothering Sunday

17th  9am BCP Holy Communion

24th  10am Palm Sunday Holy Communion

28th 7pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

31st 11am Easter Sunday Family Communion

St Mary's Church, Whimple

Key Information:

About the Church:

Located in the centre of the village, there has been a church in what we now call Whimple since Saxon times. St. Mary’s was massively rebuilt and extended with a new south aisle in 1845 by Charles Force, an Exeter builder, to the designs of John Hayward, the leading local church architect in the diocese at that date. In amongst what was new in 1845 some of the fabric from earlier versions of the church, from the 15th and 16th centuries, still survives. 

Whoever you are and whatever you believe you are welcome here. We have a variety of services each month, from traditional Book of Common Prayer to a band-led informal service – The Gathering.

First Sunday: BCP Morning Prayer at 9am. 

Second Sunday: The Gathering at either 10.30am or 4pm.

Third Sunday: BCP Holy Communion at 9am.

Fourth Sunday: Holy Communion (Common Worship) at 10am.

Whimple Choir

St Mary’s Church Choir is an informal, friendly choir numbering about ten, which sings in services once a month, usually at Sunday morning Holy Communion or Morning Worship services. The choir also sings at special services throughout the year including the candlelit Advent Carol Service, the Christmas Carol Service and the Village Week Songs of Praise and is available for Weddings and Memorial Services. 

Band

We have a large mission community band but are always looking for more singers or musicians to join as we have a lot of churches who would love to have us visit. 

To join us or find out more contact Gerri Turner on 01404 822587.