St Mary the Virgin, Bratton Clovelly

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A Norman church but on a site dating back to Saxon times, St Mary's is notable for rare and magnificent 17th century wall paintings which are now cared for by English Heritage. The church has a Norman font but much of the interior was renovated in the 19th century to a very high standard. The windows are very fine examples of 19th century work by Lavers & Westlake, London. St Mary's has a matched set of six Pennington Bells, cast in 1767, which are rung regularly.

Today St Mary's is a member of the Northmoor Team of Churches in the Okehampton area on the north-west edge of Dartmoor. There is a Sunday service every week at St Mary's and the church is open to visitors every day (during daylight hours, or at all other times by request to the neighbouring keyholder). A congregation of all ages is active in the village community, and the church is a beautiful venue for baptisms, weddings and other special services. The Team clergy welcome enquiries about baptisms and weddings - see links for more details. Do come to Bratton Clovelly and visit St Mary's - the view from the churchyard is breathtaking. 

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Revd Adrian Brook
The Vicarage
EX20 4ER
01837 861580

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Holy Communion
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer Common Worship
Children's Sunday Club
Time for the children to learn about God in a fun but meaningful way.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly
Morning Prayer
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Common Worship


Celtic Holy Comunion
Contemplative service using a Celtic liturgy, a time of quiet and reflection.
Every third Friday at 10:30 AM for ½ hour


Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
Church Open The church is open during daylight hours in summer months for visitors and those seeking quiet or a place to pray. Can be opened by request to neighbouring keyholder at other times - see notice in porch. To pre-arrange a visit contact Revd John Davies (using Contact Us tab).
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8898
Built: 14th Century
Our Patron: Okehampton TM Patronage Board
Archdeaconry: TOTNES (152)
Deanery: OKEHAMPTON (15204)
Parish Legal Name: Bratton Clovelly (150569 )
CofE Church Info: (615569 15/569)
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The current editor is: Adrian Brook

This page was last updated on Thursday 6th April 2017
St Mary the Virgin, Bratton Clovelly, Devon, EX20 4JX

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