St Mary Magdalene Chulmleigh
Post Code EX18 7BY
Churchwardens - Chris Lipscomb and Sue Croft

The Wednesday Cafe


Free Tea, Coffee, Cake

and Conversation


11:00 am to 2pm

in Chulmleigh Parish Church on Wednesdays

Regular Services:

Sundays      10:30 Worship

We offer a more contemporary style of worship with songs, teaching and prayer ministry do come along and join us.  All welcome.


Additional Services

2nd & 4th Sunday         09.00 Holy Communion (BCP)


5th Sunday                  10:30 Mission Community Service see notice board for location


Weekday Prayers

Friday 09.00 Local Houses of Prayer

Upcoming Services and Events:

Everyday Supernatural:
Living a Spirit-Led Life Without Being Weird

We are offering a teaching series in our Sunday services on the book Everyday Supernatural : Living a Spirit-Led Life Without Being Weird by Andy Croft and Mike Pilavachi in Chulmleigh church from September to December 2019.

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The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene is a Grade I listed building, with a prominent four stage tower over ninety feet high, completed in 1520 and restored in the 1950s.


Its castellated top and granite pinnacles are impressive and support the weather vanes that, with the chiming clock, were restored by the community within the last five years.


Although possibly a tenth century building no medieval architecture survives, because of extensive 'restoration' during the nineteenth century.  Even so the fifteenth century octagonal font, the wagon roof and the fifty-foot long carved wooden rood screen are important historical features, as are several nineteenth century stained-glass windows



The tower houses a heavy ring of eight bells which, with their lovely tone, are a joy to ring. The Friends of Chulmleigh Parish Church are active fund-raisers and contribute much to the maintenance of the building.



Recently some re-ordering has occurred: removal of some pews in front of the screen to provide room for music and drama, removal of pews at the back, providing café space and a kitchen, whilst a lavatory facility is planned beneath the tower.


The church is used by the Academy for its Harvest and Christmas services and by the Town for its Old Fair service and British Legion Parade Service of Remembrance in November. The church is host to Chulmleigh Society concerts, including some by the Young Musicians Support, and drama, as well as the North Devon and Children's Hospice Christmas ‘Light up a Life’ service.