St Pancras, Pancrasweek

St Pancras church is a Grade 2* listed church and has stood overlooking the Tamar and serving rural community of this parish for centuries. 

It is not known when the earliest Christian place of worship was built in the parish.  There has been a place of Christian worship in Pancrasweek for at least 1000 years.  The remains of a stand of a former preaching cross can be seen in the churchyard- this is believed to pre-date the church building.

St Pancras was a christian who lived in Ancient Rome.  During the persecution of Christians by Emperor Diocletian he refused to perform a sacrifice to Roman gods.  Diocletian impressed with his determination to resist, promised St Pancras wealth and power.  St Pancras still refused and the emperor ordered him to be beheaded on the Via Aurelia on 12th May 304 AD aged 14.

St Pancras is depicted  in a statue in the porch and in the East window.  Holding a palm leaf - a symbol of martyrdom.

Come and visit this very peaceful and beautiful,  rich with history church. The church is open daily from 9am to 5pm. There are information boards in the porch  and within the church which tell the history of this little church and visitors are most welcome to keep a copy of the church guide.

If you wish to make a donation to help with the upkeep of the church please click on the link for the Parish Giving Scheme.

Get in touch

Libby York

Holsworthy Benefice Administrator
What's on

All Age Eucharist with Hymns

Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 50 mins
St Pancras, Pancrasweek
At the top of the hill! Pancrasweek Exeter, EX22 7JS, United Kingdom

All welcome, especially children!


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