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Lydford Church of St Petrock

Serving the community of Lydford and outlying areas


From Reverend Adrian Brook

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Team Vicar:
Reverend Adrian Brook

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Regular Church Services at Lydford Church of St Petrock

Church Services
Morning Prayer
Holy Communion
Benefice Service

Church Services Calendar & other Church events

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Contact the Lydford Church team

Reverend Adrian Brook

Team Vicar: Reverend Adrian Brook

Churchwarden: Mr Michael Crocker

Telephone: Number

Email Me

Safeguarding: Mary Barkell

All safeguarding enquiries are treated with absolute privacy and discretion.

Telephone: Number

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Reverend Gillian George

Team Curate: Reverend Gillian George

Help for Visitors

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

Regular opening times

Monday to Sunday: 9am until 5pm

Closing times

When are we closed: Sometime, when?


Wheelchair friendly access

Ramped Entrance

Please contact our church admin to arrange the wheelchair ramp. Click here to see our church contacts.

Assistance dogs welcome

Lydford public car park has spaces for 25 cars, 2 hours maximum stay, FREE

No hearing induction loop

No toilet facilities or disabled toilet

We do not have a car park

Worship & Music

Bell Ringing

Click here for more about bell ringing.


Book of Common Prayer Services

Common Worship

Regular Choir

Click here for more about our choir.

Miscellaneous help for visitors

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Misc 2

Misc 3

Misc 4

Misc 5

About the building


Find the Church & more information


Church hall hire

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

Events & activites

Hall hire admin: Someone Here

Telephone: number here

Hall details

Hire: From £8 per hour

Opening times: 8am to 10pm

Please contact our Hall hire admin for detailed prices.

We can accommodate a maximum of 60 people standing or 48 seated

We have a basic kitchen

Kitchen facilities include a cooker with hob, electric kettle, sink with hot water and preparation surfaces.

10 tables and 54 chairs available

£1 coin operated electricity meter


Wheelchair friendly access

Ramped Entrance

Assistance dogs welcome

We have toilets including disabled access

We have a small car park for 16 cars

No hearing induction loop

Events & activites

Lydford Church of St Petrock history

Lydford Church is dedicated to St Petroc, an itinerant Welsh monk who was preaching in the West Country in the 6th Century.

The current building is thought to be situated where St Petroc sheltered during his stays in this area, the ancient West Devonshire village of Lydford, St Petrock’s (sometimes pronounced ‘Petroc’) is a Norman church but is founded on an earlier settlement. A small timber church probably stood on the site, built about 650AD. It was dedicated in honour of St. Petroc, a 6th century Celtic missionary who came from Wales (via Ireland) and brought the Gospel to many parts of Devon and Cornwall. The timber church was probably burnt down by Danish raiders in 997. It was rebuilt in Norman times, enlarged in the 13th century, and in the 15th century the tower and the south aisle were added.

Notable features of the church include the Saxon or early Norman Font, made of Hurdwick stone, the pews with their fine carved bench-ends with figures representing the Prophets, Martyrs and Saints of the Holy Church, border ornamentation based on the Benedicite: ‘All the works of the Lord’, and portraying the flora and fauna of the West Country. The Watchmaker’s Tomb (now sited inside the church to prevent further damage from the elements) bears a unique epitaph describing George Routleigh as if he were a clock himself.


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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 [NAME, PHONE, EMAIL].

You can also contact the Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding Team on 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 [NAME] 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.