Church of England Diocese of Exeter Sidmouth

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

Our modern toilet block contains gents, ladies and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities.

Baby Changing Facilities
Accessible Toilet

We have two entrances, both of which are level.

Hearing (induction) Loop
Large Print

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in church


Our Building

During COVID restrictions we are open Wednesdays 10-12 & 2-4, and Sundays 2-4 for private prayer

Grade 2*

Bronze award in 2020


Music and Worship

We have a ring of 10 bells. Sadly, during COVID, we are restricted to 6 due to social distancing

We hold and host regular concerts throughout the year. The Sidmouth Music Society holds its winter season of 6 recitals in church. The ISCA orchestra uses the church as its primary concert venue.

The 4-manual organ has developed from one installed in 1892. It is now one of the finest in the southwest.

The 8am service on the 1st Sunday of the month uses BCP.

During COVID we are restricted to a choir of 8: 2 in each part. Hear them in our recorded service of Lessons and Carols at https://youtu.be/lKTWAiTyLlw


Groups, Courses and Activities

The Friends of Sidmouth Parish Church hold a monthly coffee morning in church on the first Saturday of the month. This is currently suspended during COVID restrictions.

There are also Men's and Ladies' coffee groups that meet in town. These are also currently suspended.

GATEWAY is a service to those who are homeless or likely to become so. See https://www.sidvalley.org.uk/gateway.htm for more information

Our toddler group meets in the nearby Methodist Church. However, it is currently closed for the duration of COVID restrictions.


Help for Visitors

A range of leaflets describing aspects of the church and its history, priced at £1 each.

The church is normally open at least 9am - 5pm each day except when events and services are in progress. Sadly, during COVID restrictions we are only able to open Wednesdays 10-12 and 2-4, and Sundays 2-4pm.


Other Features

We support the Sidmouth Food Bank. See http://www.sidvalleyfoodbank.org.uk/ for more details.

Sidmouth Town Centre, including the church, is a Conservation Area.

We use only Fairtrade produce for after-service refreshments. Sadly these are currently suspended due to COVID restrictions.