St James Chawleigh

Post Code EX18 7HJ

Churchwardens - Gilian Davis

                            - Andrew Walton

                            - Heather Walton

Regular Services:

Sundays at 10:30

We are a friendly welcoming group of people who love the Lord and we welcome visitors and new comers with open arms. We are a mixture of ages and backgrounds and love our small village and surrounding countryside. Our services are relaxed and family friendly and when we are not in the middle of a global pandemic, we serve refreshments after every service.


We are looking at new ways in which we can serve our local community as we come out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chawleigh Lighthouse Service

2nd Sunday of the month at 4pm

Do you (or someone you live with) have a short attention span or struggle to sit for long periods? Do you sometimes wonder about going to church but then worry about what it will be like? If so then our new Lighthouse service on a Sunday afternoon at St James Chawleigh could be for you.


The service is for everyone and anyone young or old, who may find the length and formality of church unsuitable or who struggle with Sunday mornings. It is informal and relaxed – and most importantly there will be cake and drinks!

Wednesdays at 09:00

Morning Prayer via Zoom please see the weekly news sheet for details.

The first recorded priest of the church was Richard de Grangiis in 1279 but the present building is almost entirely a 15th century structure, considerably embellished around 1840. The rood screen extends across the nave and aisle and is a delight to the eye but the intricate carving does tend to separate the small choir and organist from the rest of the church. A local band ring the bells hanging in the tapering tower; the Local Ministry Team, small choir and regular organist all help to maintain welcoming weekly Sunday morning services. This together with various other activities gives a Christian presence in the village.


The Safeguarding Representative for Chawleigh Church is Mrs. Suzanne Weldon Tel. 01769 581189