Church of England Diocese of Exeter Gidleigh with Throwleigh

About Us

The Church of the Holy Trinity at Gidleigh is a beautful Dartmoor church of Saxon origins, completely rebuilt in the late 15th and early 16th centuries (with some later additions). It is open every day of the year. Our churchyard is one of a very few in the UK which includes a stream and we also have a small castle next door.

Holy Trinity belongs to the family of churches on the North Eastern slopes of Dartmoor called the Whiddon Mission Community in the Diocese of Exeter. We are a FairTrade church. We host a range of worship - from celebrating Lammas to Book of Common Prayer Communion (3rd Sunday, 8am) and an Easter vigil on Holy Saturday, as well as major community events like The Gidleigh Passion. We offer teas in the summer - contact us for details - and hope you might drop by.

As of 1st January 2019, we formalised our long-standing friendship with Throwleigh, creating the new parish of 'Gidleigh with Throwleigh'.

Visitors of all traditions and none are very welcome here and we pray that you may know God's blessing in this place of peace and beauty.


Revd Paul Seaton-Burn

Team Rector