Church Services
1st Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion
2nd Sunday 9.30am Children’s Club
3rd Sunday 9.30am Morning Prayer
3rd Friday 10.30am Celtic Holy Communion
4th Sunday 9.30am Morning Prayer
5th Sunday 11.00am Benefice Service
(venue varies)
Church Information:
The present church was originally built by the Normans on the site of a Saxon one and in the 14thC it was enlarged, but money ran out before the transepts and the western extension could be built. The rare and magnificent wall paintings are 17thC and are now cared for by English Heritage.

We have a Norman font but much of the interior was renovated in the 19thC to a very high standard. The windows are very fine examples of 19thC work by Lavers & Westlake, London. We have a matched set of 6 Pennington Bells, cast in 1767, which are rung regularly.

This is just a very brief outline of our beautiful church. Do come and see it – the view from the churchyard is breathtaking.
Toni Kemeny
More church history can be found here:

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Safeguarding Policy for Bratton Clovelly PCC

The following policy statement was agreed at the PCC meeting held on 13.11.17

‘As members of the PCC we commit our church community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and vulnerable. We recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church community. We are fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocesan Safeguarding procedures. We will also act in an open, transparent and accountable way in working in partnership with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Children and Adult Social Care Services, the Police, Probation Services and other agencies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. We welcome staff and volunteers who are recruited in accordance with House of Bishops’ Interim Guidelines on Safer Recruitment 2013. This means we will ensure that those who are employed or who volunteer to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults are suitable for the role, that they know what the role entails and that they are supported in carrying it out.’

• The PCC offers a range of activities and services for the community. Including:
Sunday worship, Messy Church, Festival services including Christingle, Fundraising activities, Bell ringing. This, therefore, means there are a range of individuals engaging in these opportunities. The PCC must ensure that all involved are vigilant that vulnerable persons are looked after and concerns reported in the appropriate manner.

• In accordance with the latest legal requirements and national church guidance we undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

• All staff and volunteers who work with vulnerable people will be expected to take up the provision of Diocese safeguarding training. This will be done in a timely manner, not exceeding 3 months from the uptake of the post.

• As part of the PCC local safeguarding training we have discussed and practiced responding in an appropriate and timely way. This has involved some scenario planning for situations when, for example,
– a child/vulnerable adult may disclose something that has upset or harmed them
– someone else might report something that a child/vulnerable adult has told them, or that they believe that a child/vulnerable adult has been or is being harmed
– a child/vulnerable adult might show signs of physical injury for which there appears to be no explanation
– a child/vulnerable adult behaviour may suggest he or she is being abused
– the behaviour or attitude of someone towards a child/vulnerable adult may cause concern
– a child demonstrates worrying behaviour towards other children.

• If you have a Safeguarding concern surrounding a person involved with Bratton Clovelly Parish Church please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer: Mary Barkell 01822 820272; The Devon Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or the NSPCC. Contact them via the website, , via email Or phone 0808 800 5000. If you think an individual is in immediate risk of hard please contact the Police on 999.

• If there is a concern the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser will be contacted in a timely manner. We will also contact other organisations, these include but are not limited to:
– the parish’s insurer
– Disclosure and Barring Service
= Charity Commissioners

• The PCC is committed to co-operate fully with the Diocese and appropriate statutory agencies during any investigation into abuse, including when allegations are made against a member of the church community

• We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

• People within the PCC and the parish who hold formal responsibilities for safeguarding (such as safeguarding representatives, people who are advertised as being safe to report a concern to, etc)

Churchwardens: Simon Coleman, Janet Waters
Safeguarding Representative: Mary Barkell
Tower Captain: Adam Hill
Messy Church leaders and helpers: Simon Coleman, Janet Waters
PCC Members: Colin Braidwood, Angela Braidwood, Caroline North, Toni Kemeny, Margaret Wilson, Freda Booy

This policy was reviewed on …September 2018…
next review September 2019