Opens approximately half an hour before a service or event.
We are a friendly Conservative Evangelical Anglican Church serving the people of Paignton and Torbay.
We extend a warm welcome to all those come to explore what we do as a church in the conservative evangelical tradition serving the people of Paignton and the wider Torbay area. The church services closely follow scripture in a simple form with none of the trappings of High Church of England (smells and bells). There is a choir, Sunday school, and Friday youth club in term time.
The Bishop of Maidstone Rod Thomas officiated at the joint service here at Christ Church with our sister church St Paul's (open evangelical) on the 26 June 2016
Our congregation reflects the local area and the wider Torbay, with members of all ages united around belief in the Lord Jesus.
The Church, consecrated 1888, is early English in style and contains a magnificent lectern in the shape of a brass eagle surmounting a block of rough-hewn Dartmoor granite. A proposed tower was never built but the foundations remain to the south elevation.
The Parish of Christ Church stretches from the sea with the Northern half of Paignton beach, including the pier, and a small part of Preston beach and reaches up nearly to the ring road. The Northern boundary is Manor Road, Coombe Road, Occombe Road, Occombe Valley Road. The North Western Boundary is Green Park Road. The Parish boundary returns to the sea via Marldon Road, Blatchcoombe Road, Cecil Road, Courtland Road, Polsham Park and Garfield Road.
The most famous building within the parish is Oldway Mansion, a large house and gardens built as a private residence for Isaac Merritt Singer (1811–1875), who had amassed a considerable fortune by dint of his improvements to the sewing machine, and rebuilt by his third son Paris Singer in the style of the Palace of Versailles.
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