St Bridget, Bridgerule

Bridgerule is a village and civil parish which lies on the extreme edge of Devon, with most of the residents of the village living on the “Cornish” side of the river Tamar, which runs through the village, although the Tamar no longer forms the border between the counties there. Bridgerule was mentioned (as Brige) in the Domesday Book in 1086, when the local manor was held by a Norman, Ruald Adobed. The name, Bridgerule, is thought to come from bridge and Ruald.

St Bridget’s Church is Grade 1 listed. It stands in an elevated position in open countryside on the edge of the village and forms a prominent landmark. St Bridget’s is a 15th century church, although the simple font and stoup survive from the original Norman church. St Bridget’s was formerly dedicated to St. Michael. An extensive restoration and refit of the church began in 1878 and further additions were made in 1891. Unusually for a village church, there is a peal of 8 bells with an enthusiastic team of ringers who ring for occasional services and meet weekly to practise.

There is currently a set pattern of Sunday services at St Bridget’s beginning at 11.00am. The church has strong ecumenical links, with regular joint services held in conjunction with the congregation of the Methodist Chapel in the village.

The church welcomes visitors but is generally kept locked for security. 

Access to the church can be arranged by contacting one of the churchwardens: Mr Trevor Bowden 01288 381 247 or Mr Peter Harris 01288 381 329

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We join the Methodists at the chapel in the village for their morning worship.