Christ Church Paignton Parish Church

We are the Parish Church for the Northern half of central Paignton.

We are a partnership of two friendly evangelical churches in the wonderful seaside town of Paignton. Our sister church St Paul's is the parish church for North Paignton.

So it's a new decade - maybe a time for resolutions! So why not take the opportunity in the midst of all today's fears and uncertainties to consider where is God in all this?

The most eternally significant questions you can ask are 'Who is Jesus?' and 'What does his life and death on the cross mean to me?'

We believe that the answers to these and many more existential questions are found in the Bible and each week at Church and in House groups we explore them and what the Bible has to say.

No one is more important than anyone else and everybody has a valuable contribution to make.

So if you haven't been to church for a while (or if you've never been before) and you'd like to give it a try, we would love to see you. You're welcome to join us at any of our services whether you have been a Christian for sometime or you are just beginning to wonder what it's all about.

At Christ Church we believe that God loves all people, young and old and everyone in between.

Whatever your story, the church is a place for anyone and everyone who wants to find God.

Our main service is at 11.00 on Sundays. 1st and 3rd Sunday includes Communion. Our style is to be reverently informal, with a mixture of modern and traditional songs.

We also open the church on Wednesdays at 12.00 midday for private prayer and visitors are welcome.

We are always pleased to welcome visitors and you would be very welcome to join us. You don't have to be a believer to come to church - we all start off as seekers, but we believe that those who come truly seeking God will surely find Him.

Oldway Primary School, the largest primary school in Devon with up to 700 pupils, hold three services a year, Christmas (picture above), Easter, and Harvest Festival when the pupils comes to the church.

"The parish of Paignton: Christ Church 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.


Get in touch

Dr David Harwood

C/o St Paul's Vicarage
Locarno Avenue
Preston, Paignton

Licenced Lay Minister

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Church Open

Every Wednesday at for 2 hours
Christ Church Paignton Parish Church
Torquay Road Paignton Torbay, TQ3 2AF, United Kingdom

The church is open for Private Prayer and Visitors.

John our previous vicar has moved on to a parish in London and we seek a new appointment.