About Us

Originally dedicated to St Denis, the parish church of Bradninch became more popularly known as St Disen’s in the late 19th century. According to legend St Disen was a 7th century Irish hermit who visiting this area, found no place of worship and so built the first church with his own hands. Our present church dates from the 13th century but like many other Devon churches was much restored and rebuilt in the 19th century.  It is home to a magnificent 15th century painted screen stretching across the front of the nave and as you enter the church you will see a green man at the top of one of the columns. The church is much loved as you will see by the care lavished upon it. It has an atmosphere of calm, friendliness, peace and prayer. We extend a warm invitation to you to join us in our worship or just drop in at anytime when the church is open to look around our lovely building and/or for a moment of quiet and reflection.