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Bridestowe Church of St Bridget

Serving the community of Bridestowe and outlying areas

Greetings…

From Reverend Adrian Brook

Today St Bridget’s is a member of the Northmoor Team of Churches in the Okehampton area on the north-west edge of Dartmoor.

But St Bridget’s has been the parish church for Bridestowe since the fifteenth century, though the village had earlier places of worship before the present church was built.

Services are shared with St. Thomas a Becket, Sourton. The church is currently open for visitors and private prayer every Sunday and Wednesday.

Enquiries about baptisms and weddings are always welcome.

Team Vicar:
Reverend Adrian Brook

Why not take a moment to consider your faith?

Faith Guide
Faith Guide…
Faith Guide
Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

Regular Church Services at Bridestowe Church of St Bridget

Church Services
Morning Prayer
Family Service

The 1st Sunday of the month we join St Thomas a Becket, Sourton for Holy Communion.

The 2nd Sunday is Morning Prayer at Bridestowe Church.

The 3rd Sunday of the month is a joint service with the Methodist Church. Where the service is being held please see Bridestowe Churches Partnership entry in the BaSE Magazine. Click here to view links to the BaSE Magazine.

The 4th Sunday is the Family Service with a few songs, a bible story, an activity and refreshments.

Other services are held on an ad hoc basis. Here are the primary ones:

Remembrance Day Service

Held on the Sunday after the 11th November at 10.15am

Midnight Mass

Held on Christmas Eve. Times will be either 11.00pm or 11.30pm. Please see BaSE Magazine for more information or our calendar below.

Church Services Calendar & other Church events

Please be patient while the calendar loads…

 

Wise words from figures in history…

Notable Quotes
Notable Quotes…
Notable Quotes
The figure of the crucified invalidates all thought that takes success for its standard.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Contact the Bridestowe Church team

Reverend Adrian Brook

Team Vicar: Reverend Adrian Brook

Northmoor Team Ministry Personnel

Churchwarden:  Jonathan Whiteley

Northmoor Team Ministry Personnel

Safeguarding: Vacant Post

All safeguarding enquiries are treated with absolute privacy and discretion.

Please contact Rev Adrian Brook or Rev Gill George if you have any safeguarding concerns.

Northmoor Team Ministry Personnel

PCC Secretary: Carole Whiteley

Reverend Gillian George

Team Curate: Reverend Gillian George

Help for Visitors

Opening Times, Accessibility, Worship, & MUSIC & ABOUT THE BUILDING

Regular opening times

Monday to Sunday: 9am until 5pm*

* This may vary depending on the opening or closing of the church.

Accessibility

Wheelchair friendly within the Nave

Removable ramp to allow access to the church

The ramp is required to gain entry from the porch into the Nave

Assistance dogs welcome

Parking is on the public highway in the village

We do not have a toilet

No hearing induction loop

We do not have a Church car park

Worship & Music

Organ

We do not have a Choir

About the building

Listed

Bell ringing & Choirs

Bell ringing

The ringing of the bells is organised by the Tower Captain.

Find the Church & more information

Fore St
Bridestowe
Okehampton
Devon EX20 4EL

Church hall hire

Apologies, we do not have a church hall for hire.

Events & activites

Bridestowe Church of St Bridget history

There have been three churches within the Parish – the first was probably of wood and further west at the stream confluence. The second was near the present building.

In 1830 Rev Luxmore wrote…

The old church remained in the churchyard and was converted by the addition of chimneys into a poorhouse. After 30 years of exertion to get the nuisance removed, I succeeded.

He reports having the arch, which divided the chancel from the body of the church, rebuilt at the principal entrance to the churchyard. The present church was built in 1450, possibly because the settlement had outgrown the old one with its round tower built of local stone. The present church was much changed during the 19th century – the tenor bell has the inscription “these bells re-hung and the tower heightened and beautified, 1828”. By 1890 the church was changed by Rev Francis to basically what we see today.

There are six Table Tombs’ in the churchyard five of them being listed, and two 18th century brick tombs.

The window over the altar is very colourful and consists of three main lights, being a 19th century restoration.

Thanks go to to Vera Whiting for her research.

Safeguarding Policy

We take the safety of everybody in these parishes very seriously.

If you or someone you know is being abused, is at risk of being abused, or presents a risk to others, or if you have concerns but are not sure, our Safeguarding Advisor is here to give advice and support in confidence.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is currently a vacant post.

You can also contact the Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding Team on safeguardingenquiry@exeter.anglican.org or phone 01392 294929.

If there is an immediate risk of harm to you or anyone else please call 999 and report your concern to the police.

Our full safeguarding policy is explained here on this page, along with information about a range of local and national organisations that can help.