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.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: 08 January 2021


Following the decision for a further National lockdown, and with the serious situation regarding the spread of Covid, there will be no Communal worship in St. Matthew’s Church until further notice. The Cockington church will remain open for personal prayer only, from 10:00 till 16:00 Wednesday and Sunday each week. We will continue to offer access to worship through our pre-recorded services whilst we review our range of digital media services for those of you who decide to stay at home during these difficult times.

We ask all of those entering Cockington to follow our guidelines and procedures to ensure everyone's continued safety. The wearing of a face-covering is mandatory in our church buildings, unless you are exempt. We now have QR scanning via the NHS Covid-19 app available in all of our buildings.

Worship continues.  Whilst our buildings are closed for worship, we offer weekly online 'Communion Together at Home, every Sunday at 11am and the Prayer during the Day every Monday to Friday - all via our Facebook and You Tube Channels: Cockington Parish Churches. 

For further details of our regular, online and pre-recorded services, together with information on opening times for Personal Prayer, please see our other information on this website.

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.

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