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Germansweek Church of St Germanus

Serving the community of Germansweek and outlying areas

Greetings…

From Reverend Adrian Brook

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

There are a variety of services at St German’s, to which visitors are welcome. The bells are rung regularly, and the church is a beautiful venue for baptisms, weddings and other special services. The Team clergy welcome enquiries about baptisms and weddings. Do come to Germansweek and visit St German’s – a place of peace where prayer can come easily and healing may be found.

Many visitors to the church say we have a unique and special sensitivity about the building and grounds – perhaps the Lord is showing us a new holistic healing ministry as a way forward.

Team Vicar:
Reverend Adrian Brook

Why not take a moment to consider your faith?

Faith Guide
Faith Guide…
Faith Guide
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Regular Church Services at Germansweek Church of St Germanus

Church Services
Holy Communion
Morning Prayer

We join the Bratton Clovelly congregation for certain services.

Church Services Calendar & other Church events

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Wise words from figures in history…

Notable Quotes
Notable Quotes…
Notable Quotes
Prayer is not us trying to grab hold of God. Prayer is to recognise God coming to us.

Stephen Verney

Contact the Germansweek Church team

Reverend Adrian Brook

Team Vicar: Reverend Adrian Brook

Northmoor Team Ministry Personnel

Churchwarden: Barbara Randall

Northmoor Team Ministry Personnel

Safeguarding: Mary Barkell

All safeguarding enquiries are treated with absolute privacy and discretion.

Telephone: 01822 820272

Northmoor Team Ministry Personnel

PCC Secretary: Paul Tame

Telephone: 01837 608208

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

About the building

Listed

Find the Church & more information

Germansweek Church
Germansweek
Okehampton
EX21 5BQ

Church hall hire

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

Events & activites

Bridestowe Church of St Bridget history

In the ancient West Devonshire village of Germansweek St German’s is a Norman church founded on an earlier settlement.

It was dedicated in honour of St. German (or Germanus), a 5th century missionary and Bishop of Auxerre, who visited the South West of England in 429 and 443 and established numerous churches in the region. The small church, sheltering in a hollow on the southern edge of Germansweek, has undergone numerous changes over the centuries, and was extensively modernised and restored in 1875.

Germansweek takes its name from St Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre, who came to these shores in AD 429. Did St Germanus visit our village? No detailed records survive, we think it was possible, which would make Germansweek one of the earliest a Christian sites in this part of the world. The oldest parts of the present church were built not long after the Norman Conquest with additions dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. There is Tudor stained glass in the North aisle showing the arms of Frithelstock Priory plus the Kelly and Rolle families.

Our name has undergone variations over the years – 1086 Wica, 1242 Wyk, 1458 Wyke Germyn. At other times it has been Wyke Langford and Week St German.

The village grew until the mid eighteen hundreds, when the population reached 450. Today we are Just over 100, which makes survival of the church exceedingly difficult The loss of our farming community has been devastating and we have to find new ways to restore the social awareness

Alan Smithers

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 Mary Barkell, Telephone 01822 820272, Email

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 Parish Safeguarding Officer Mrs Mary Barkell can support you in this.

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