About Us

We are the Church of England parish church for Kingswear village. We usually have weekly Sunday services at 10.30am in church (except when there is a fifth Sunday in the month).

The church building is also open for visitors and private prayer 12 noon to 3pm every day and we host the Kingswear Parish Council's Community Pantry in the church porch for people on low income to help themselves to long-life food.

We usually offer tea and cake on Wednesdays 2-3.30pm in church.

If you can't get to us, here are some online resources that you can use to pray and worship at home. See below some useful links to click on (or copy and paste into your web browser). 

Use the weblink below and scroll down until you find the Church of England Morning, Day, Evening and Night prayers for each day. You can also scroll further down that same page and find the Daily Prayer App to download to your mobile device, free of charge: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

You can also listen to live and recorded weekday and Sunday worship services on the BBC. More details here: 

    BBC Radio 4 - Daily Service: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wzfs

    BBC Radio 4 - Sunday Worship: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds

The national Church of England's online services can be found on their YouTube page here. There is information about lots more worship and prayer resource here.

If you know someone without a computer or access to the internet, please let them know about the Daily Hope worship available on the telephone.  They offer music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services on the phone 24 hours a day. You can see the information here.

Our Church History:

The history of our church includes a tower dating back to 1173 and some of its features include the lid of the tomb of Brother Philip, who looked after the church in the 1200s and is a descendant of one of the soldiers who murdered Thomas Beckett, to whom the church is dedicated. 

Memorials in the church include those to notable local servicemen who lost in World War I and the Falklands War. More details on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_Thomas_of_Canterbury,_Kingswear