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Sourton Church of St Thomas à Becket

Serving the community of Sourton and outlying areas

Greetings…

From Reverend Adrian Brook

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

We have a Sunday service at St Thomas’ often shared with other parishes and on other special occasions. 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 Sourton and visit St Thomas’ – new members, and visitors to the area, are very welcome to this beautiful church in a stunning rural location.

Team Vicar:
Reverend Adrian Brook

Why not take a moment to consider your faith?

Faith Guide
Faith Guide…
Faith Guide
A faith quote here please Doug. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis

Verse

Regular Church Services at Sourton Church of St Thomas à Becket

Church Services Calendar & other Church events

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Wise words from figures in history…

Notable Quotes
Notable Quotes…
Notable Quotes
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.

Anne Frank

Contact the Sourton Church team

Reverend Adrian Brook

Team Vicar: Reverend Adrian Brook

Churchwarden:  Not Listed

Safeguarding: Not Listed

PCC Secretary: Jennifer Anne Batten

Telephone: 01822 820391

Reverend Gillian George

Team Curate: Reverend Gillian George

Help for Visitors

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

Regular opening times

Open during daylight hours

Accessibility

Assistance dogs welcome

Parking is Available at Sourton Village Hall

We do not have a toilet

Worship & Music

Bell Ringing

Book of Common Prayer Services

Common Worship

About the building

Listed

Find the Church & more information

Sourton Church
Sourton
Okehampton
Devon EX20 4HN

Church hall hire

Apologies, we do not have a church hall for hire. The village hall is adjacent to the church.

Events & activites

Sourton Church of St Thomas à Becket history

On the edge of Dartmoor, in the village of Sourton, St Thomas à Becket is a 14th Century church founded on an earlier settlement – going back before 970 when Aelfgyth was Chaplain and it was likely that there was a simple church building on the site.

It was dedicated in honour of St. Thomas à Becket in the 14th Century by descendants of two knights who had taken part in the murder of Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 – Fitz Urse and William de Tracey, who were both Devon men. It appears that their successors may have wanted to clear their family names and appease their consciences by rededicating the churches to the Christian martyr.

The church at Sourton – on a hillside site with wonderful views from the churchyard – has undergone numerous alterations over the centuries but remains a place of peace where prayer can come easily.

In the words of Revd A Hunter, vicar of Sourton 1953-1963…

A moorside church, to Tors akin, Grey without and calm within

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.