Cockington Parish Churches

Welcome to Cockington Parish Churches - the Church of England Parish of Cockington with Chelston, located in beautiful Torquay. We aim to be a church without walls, but have three church buildings - St George & St Mary, Cockington; St Matthew's, Chelston; and St Peter's Church Centre, Chelston. The parish includes beaches, a country park, local shopping centres and, most importantly, a thriving and diverse community. Cockington church is 950 years old this year - a chance to celebrate - yet we are not stuck in the past. We focus on community and long to engage more with all our local residents.

NOTICEBOARD . . .

**News Update

As of the 23rd January, the Vicar, Rev David George, will be leaving the parish to move on to a different ministry within Devon after six years with the Parish.

Please direct any any enquiries to the Rev Paul Evans who is the Associate Vicar in the Parish. You will find the contacts elsewhere on this website.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: 22nd January 2022

ST. GEORGE & ST. MARY and ST. MATTHEW'S, OPEN FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP

St. Matthew's is open for Communal Worship every Sunday at 9.30am.

St. George & St. Mary's, Cockington Park every Sunday at 11am

The parish church of St. George & St. Mary in Cockington Country Park will open for personal prayer and visiting from 10am till 4pm each day.

Safeguarding: The parish of Cockington: St George & St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Exeter’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.


ALL OUR BUILDINGS ARE MAINTAINED BY ONGOING FUNDRAISING AND THE GENEROSITY OF VISITORS AND CONGREGATION.

COCKINGTON CHURCH IS A GRADE (I) LISTED BUILDING [AD.1066 - A local Norman/Medieval building of great historical importance.

ST. MATTHEWS IS A GRADE (II*) LISTED BUILDING [AD.1880] -Listed on Wikipedia as the 'Greatest of the British Arts & Craft Churches of the C19'.

**NEITHER RECIVE ANY GRANTS FROM THE GOVERNMENT, THE NATIONAL LOTTERY, OR ENGLISH HERITAGE**

WE DEPEND ON THE HARD WORK AND GENEROSITY OF ALL WHO VISIT, USE AND WORSHIP IN OUR HISTORIC BUILDINGS - PLEASE BE GENEROUS TO KEEP THEM THERE FOR YOU WHN YOU NEED THEM

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