St Giles

Welcome to St Giles Church, Little Torrington, Devon. 

Our church services are held fortnightly on the 1st & 3rd Sundays - please see the calendar of services and events for times and dates.

St. Giles is a beautiful 15th century church, with a nave and south aisle separated by an unusual colonade of Lundy Island granite pillars, beautiful stained glass windows and many historic features.   Its chamfered Norman font is believed unique in Britain.   Read more about the church and its history under  'About Us'.

St. Giles is also available for community gatherings, group meetings and exhibitions, small recitals etc., and has an accessible toilet, small servery for refreshments, superb lighting and accoustics.   Please 'Get in Touch' for details.

Weddings and other 'life celebratory' events are our speciality!   Little Torrington is a 'picture postcard' village, with excellent family accommodation at Torridge House and nearby Smytham Manor, a lovely village hall with good catering available and plenty of parking.    For more information, please 'Get in Touch'. 

Get in touch

Pat Grimwood-Taylor (Secretary / Treasurer)

Secretary / Treasurer
07768 770933

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What's on

2024 Worshipping Services

Sunday 02 June 2024, Sunday 16 June 2024, Sunday 07 July 2024, Sunday 21 July 2024, Sunday 04 August 2024, Sunday 18 August 2024, Sunday 01 September 2024, Sunday 15 September 2024, Sunday 06 October 2024, Sunday 20 October 2024, Sunday 03 November 2024, Sunday 17 November 2024, Sunday 01 December 2024 Sunday at for 1 hour
St Giles
Little Torrington Torrington, EX38 8PS, United Kingdom

Holy Communion service (led by Fr. Steve Turner) is on 3rd Sunday each month, at 11am. We have an additional service of Morning Prayer on the 1st Sunday each month, also at 11am. Everyone is welcome, and to join us for coffee/tea afterwards.

St. Giles Lychgate (Grade II* ) is in urgent need of restoration



Our parish of Little Torrington: St Giles is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO), Mrs. Claire Cunneen, email [email protected]
Our Diocese of Exeter’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

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St Giles Charity No. 55619