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

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.

The Wednesday Cafe

Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Free Tea, Coffee, Cake and Conversation

Table service to comply with Covid safe requirements

Reopening Wednesday 07 July 2021

Upcoming Services and Events:

Harvest 2021

Sunday 24 October 2021

Worship Service at 10:30 am
followed by bring and share lunch

All Welcome

Climate Sunday

Sunday 31 October 2021

Worship Service at 10:30 am

All Welcome

An opportunity to hear about and become involved with action on the climate crisis in Chulmleigh.  We will also be launching recycling initiatives to help conserve the planet’s resources and raise funds for the church in partnership with Recycling for Good Causes

Followed by a litter collection around Chulmleigh and refreshmenst in church

Gentle and Lowly

St Mary Magdalene Church in Chulmleigh will move away from the lectionary to look at a new study over the coming weeks.


On Sunday 13 June 2021 we will start on a new shared teaching series looking at the book “Gentle and Lowly - The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers” by Dane Ortlund.


Christians know what Jesus Christ has done—but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is “gentle and lowly in heart.” This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferers today.


The study will develop further our understanding and experience of God through Jesus and will build upon our journey through the Old Testament and John Mark Comer's book God has a Name on God’s own description of himself to Moses found in Exodus 34: 4-7.


13 Jun 2021   Introduction


20 Jun 2021  Chapter 1 His Very Heart
                   Chapter 2 His Heart in Action
                   Chapter 3 The Happiness of Christ


27 Jun 2021  Chapter 4 Able to Sympathise
                   Chapter 5 He Can Deal Gently
                   Chapter 6 I Will Never Cast Out


04 Jul 2021  Chapter 7 What Our Sins Evoke
                   Chapter 8 To the Uttermost
                   Chapter 9 An Advocate


11 Jul 2021  Chapter 10 The Beauty of the Heart of Christ
                  Chapter 11 The Emotional Life of Christ
                  Chapter 12 A Tender friend


18 Jul 2021  Chapter 13 Why the Spirit?
                  Chapter 14 Father of Mercies
                  Chapter 15 His “Natural” Work

                                   and His “Strange” Work


25 Jul 2021  Chapter 16 The Lord, the Lord
                   Chapter 17 His Ways Are Not Our Ways
                   Chapter 18 Yearning Bowels


01 Aug 2021 No Service after Chulmleigh Old Fair


08 Aug 2021 Chapter 19 Rich in Mercy
                   Chapter 20 Our Law-is Hearts, His Lavish Heart
                   Chapter 21 He Loved Us Then;

                                    He’ll Love Us Now


15 Aug 2021 Chapter 22 To the End
                   Chapter 23 Buried in His Heart Forevermore


All are welcome to join us.  See the weekly news sheet for further details.


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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 ten 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.


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.