St Mary Magdalene Chulmleigh
Post Code EX18 7BY
Churchwardens - Vacacny

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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.

Regular Services:

1st Sunday   11.00 Family Communion

2nd Sunday  08.00 Holy Communion (BCP)

                   11.00 Informal Worship

3rd Sunday   11.00 Holy Communion

4th Sunday   08.00 Holy Communion (BCP)

                   11.00 Messy Church

5th Sunday   11.00 Mission Community Service see notice board for location


Weekday Prayers

Friday 09.00 Local Houses of Prayer

Upcoming Services and Events:

Messy Church

4th Sunday of the month at 11:00

Crafts, activities, a story and songs for all the family

All welcome.