St John the Baptist, Bishops Tawton

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Please note that we are in the process of having a new heating system installed which means there is currently no access to the church building.

All of our regular services are taking place next door in the Village Hall.

We hope to move back in to the church before Christmas.

Welcome to St John the Baptist, Bishops Tawton, a place to meet with Jesus, live in joyful fellowship, walk God's way and share our faith.

This Grade I listed church with its distinctive spire has been a place of worship for hundreds of years. The door is open every day, whether you want to explore the history of the building or find somewhere peaceful for thought and prayer.

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Dave Lewis
29 Vicarage Lawn
EX32 7BN
01271 312904 (Church Warden)

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Holy Communion
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Morning Prayer
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Praise
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Holy Communion
This service alternates between Bishops Tawton and Newport, check the website for details of the venue. Please note that services at Newport will begin at the earlier time of 9am.
Every fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Refreshments
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Christmas Fayre
Our annual Christmas Fayre in the Village Hall: stalls, refreshments, prizes, and maybe a surprise appearance from you know who...
Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Carol Service
The village's traditional annual carol service with readings from members of the local community.
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Holy Communion
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour


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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8995
Built: 13th Century
Our Patron: Barnstaple Area Patronage Board 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th turn, Lord Chancellor 3rd turn
Archdeaconry: BARNSTAPLE (153)
Deanery: BARNSTAPLE (15301)
Benefice: Barnstaple (15/024DT)
Parish Legal Name: Bishops Tawton (150404 )
CofE Church Info: (615404 15/404)
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The current editor is: Dave Lewis

This page was last updated on Friday 13th October 2017
St John the Baptist : Church Villas, Bishops Tawton, Devon, EX32 0AB

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