Facilities and features

Accessibility

The toilets are only open for the use of congregation during services. There are public toilets in the park a short way up the hill.

There is very limited parking around the church. Congregation are asked not to obstruct the road outside the church and preferably use the parking in the park above Bodley Cross.

There is a toilet in the church but it is only open during services and is not disabled access. There are toilets in the Pavillion/shop in the park above Bodley Cross one of which has disabled access. They are locked overnight.

Both of the telephone kiosks in Parracombe are now decommissioned. EE and 3 provide a good mobile signal in the village. O2 and Vodafone are patchy.

There is a defibrillator in the car park of the Fox and Goose Inn in the village and another outside the village hall.

There are two steps up in the porch to enter the church. Entrance with a wheelchair would require considerable assistance.

Dogs are welcome. We provide a bowl of water at the entrance to the porch for dogs in hot weather.


Our Building

Christ Church has four stained glass windows. As you enter, you turn and look up the Nave. Ahead you see the East window, which is known as the Resurrection window, with work by WF Dixon, in memory of Elizabeth Pyke. There are two windows to your right on the South side, one in the Nave is dedicated to Rev. Leakey, rector 1870 – 1881, with stained glass by AL & CE Moore of London and showing St Peter and St Petrock. The window in the chancel on the South side shows a scene of the shepherds visiting and worshipping the infant Jesus. On the opposite side in the North aisle, the window is dedicated to Rev. William Thompson and his wife with art work by AL & CE Moore of London.

We are now pleased to say the church is open for personal private prayer and reflection from 10am until 4pm each day. Please show consideration to others who might be using the building at the same time.

Christ Church is a grade 2 listed building.

Post Office facilities are available in the Fox and Goose on a Tuesday morning, 11.15am to 1.15pm


Music and Worship

Organ

Groups, Courses and Activities

Coffee mornings are occasionally held in the church raising funds for various charities and also church funds and running costs. Please see the list of events in the menu to find the date and time of individual events.


Help for Visitors

There is a small café which is part of the village shop in the Pavillion in the park. This is about 200 metres up the hill just past Bodley Cross road and through the entrance on the right. It is open 8am to 6pm on six days of the week and 9am until 1pm on Sundays. Lunches can also be obtained and there is overnight accomodation at the Fox and Goose Inn in the village.

There is a shop in the Pavillion in the park. This is about 200 metres up the hill just past Bodley Cross road and through the entrance on the right. It is open 8am to 6pm on six days of the week and 9am until 1pm on Sundays. It also has a café. The next nearest shop is at Barbrook garage, about 3 miles along the A39 towards Lynton. Groceries and motoring sundries, petrol, diesel, oil, spare bulbs etc.

The church is open daily from 10am until 4pm for private prayer and reflection. Please show condideration for others using the building.


Other Features

Parracombe village is within a conservation area in the Exmoor National Park.