About Us

St Sylvester's Church is a very friendly Medieval church situated in an isolated rural community. The Church is always open and everyone is welcome to one of our services or just to visit.  Chivelstone holds services please see our calendar for details.

Chivelstone Church is early 15c with a carved medieval screen and pulpit. The rood screen is unusual in having paintings of Saints in the middle section and arabesques on the outer sections, (before and after the Reformation.  Recently we have found wall paintings. Three of which have now been revealed this is very exciting, we shall endeavour to complete revealing them.

The church has recently undergone a major restoration project with help of the National Lottery grant funding as well as other fundraising further details can be found under the News and notices section. 

If you would like to see a video of our Church go to East Prawle History Society website which includes the video and many photographs of the Church and our video presentation for our National Lottery Heritage Fund grant application.

If you would like to donate to our funds and help us restore our beautiful ancient Church, please contact the Churchwarden on 01548511332, email [email protected], our small Parish needs a lot of support to help us restore and renovate our beautiful Church.