St Nectan's, Hartland

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About the building
A collegiate church was founded here in c. 1050 and dedicated to St Nectan, but the main surviving fabric dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. The church was restored c. 1850 and in 1910-1911, but retains much early fabric and features. It comprises nave, chancel, north and south aisles, transept chapels and porches, and the 128ft high west tower. Features of the interior include a 14th-century trefoiled piscina in the chancel; restored medieval wagon roofs; a fine 15th-century rood screen, with evidence of ancient colouring throughout; a restored medieval pulpit; and a late Norman font. The bells were cast in 1826. Throughout the church are 60 mural monuments on the walls and floors.

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The Reverend Brenda Jacobs
The Vicarage
North Road
EX39 6BP
01237 441142 (Parish Office ) or 01237 441271 (Team Rector)

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United Worship
This is a "United" service, bringing together the congregations of the Methodist Chapel and St Nectan's. Its location alternates between the two churches and may be a Communion service or service of the Word.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Sung Eucharist
Holy Communion sung to the St Thomas Mass setting.
Every second and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
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All Age Worship
Something for everybody, whatever age
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
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(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Church Open Usually open during daylight hours. 7pm in summer
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9020
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Crown 2nd turn, Hartland Coast TM Patronage Board 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th turns
Archdeaconry: BARNSTAPLE (153)
Deanery: HARTLAND (15303)
Parish Legal Name: Hartland (150452 )
CofE Church Info: (615452 15/452)
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The current editor is: Tricia Oakley

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This page was last updated on Wednesday 31st May 2017
St Nectan's : Stoke, Hartland, Devon, EX39 6DU - The village of Stoke is about 2 miles West of Hartland, on the road to Hartland Quay

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