Facilities and features
we have a single toilet in the church but it is up a step (handle provided) and not wheelchair accessible. There are additional toilets available in our hall behind the church, with level access, but they are not suitable for wheelchair users.
We have a baby changing mat available, and an area dedicated for that in the rear lobby , next to a large sink.
We have a car park which gives immediate access to the church via a short ramp.
A number of our congregation have direct experience of working either professionally or as a volunteer
An induction hearing loop covers all of the church nave and chancel.
We have one regular member of our congregetion whose assistance dog is also virtually a member.
Some of our Pastoral Assistants team have undertaken Dementia awareness training.
We serve refreshments after the main service on the first and third Sundays. We have members of the congregation who are Coeliac/Gluten intolerant and others who have family members who are so. Gluten-free refreshments are available, as are Gluten-free communion wafers on request.
We have a variety of stain glass windows most dating from soon about when the church was consecrated in 1956.
Music and Worship
Our church is known for its comfort and good acoustics. It is occasionally used by choirs and instruments groups. Contact us for availability and suggested donation.
We have a quality electronic organ, and also a music group who regularly lead worship.
Wednesdays 9:30am Holy Communion
We have an informal singing group, but expand to a robed choir in the chancel for special occasions.
Groups, Courses and Activities
We do not have a group currently meeting, but do have a number of trained leaders.
Various, as well as fellowship groups.
This is available on request, often combining with other churches in the Barnstaple Group or Churches Together in Barnstaple.
There is a local Beaver Group linked to St.Paul's.
There is a CAP project in Barnstaple drawing volunteer befrienders from many loacl churches.
Occasionally, often for a particular cause.
Open Doors is a Community Cafe that meets in church on the first Thursday each month serving from 2-3.30pm
There is a cub pack linked to this church.
Although we no longer have a Brownie pack (merged with another local pack), a Guide group is linked to this church.
Our Seedlings group is a social group and therefore on hold until restrictions are lifted. More details elsewhere on this site.
A Rainbows group meets in our church hall.
There is a scout troop linked to this church.
We have a number of trained Street pastors past and present.
We have a very active "Open the Book" team, also with members from other local churches, delivering an acted assembly every other week in the local Primary School, and we also provide events for pupils linked to the major church festivals of Easter, Penecost and Christmas.
Help for Visitors
We support the local foodbank as well as regular support of the North Devon Against Domestic Abuse refuge.
A streamed live link to the main Sunday service is available by Zoom about twice a month.