About us

The building is a large 13th Century church known as the ‘Cathedral of the South Hams’.  The gathering of Christians at St Peter’s is centered on public worship, mainly on Sundays when we have services currently as follows: First Sunday: All Age Worship, (all families welcome as well as anyone wishing to experience informal worship); Second Sunday: Holy Communion; Third Sunday: Breakfast Church; Fourth Sunday: Sung Eucharist; Fifth Sunday: Service of the Word.  The styles vary between traditional and more modern with hymns/songs which are used with sensitivity to those styles. The types of services are being further developed to be made more appropriate to the needs of the people in the village.  The church building is used for a weekly coffee morning in association with a visiting Post Office on a Thursday morning at 10.30am; and the Post Office also comes to the church on Tuesday afternoons, (between 1.30pm - 3.30pm). The building is also used by other groups throughout the year.

The Christian festivals are celebrated in the church, including Easter, Pentecost, Harvest and Christmas. At other times Bible Studies, during Lent and Advent, bring people together, in homes, to study the Word of God.  It is expected that these events will be expanded in the future for mutual support and encouragement. The basis of the Christian faith will be further explored as we also seek to include those who do not normally attend church services. Indeed everyone is welcome to all of the activities of the church.

The building is not always comfortable, especially in winter, and thus we are seeking to raise finance to provide adequate heating for church services and other activities in the church. The bells are a welcome addition to call us to Sunday services and to weddings as well as funerals; they are requiring restoration and refurbishment and members are raising funds to pay for this. The Christian Fellowship in the village is part of the Three Rivers Mission Community and we look forward to stronger ties with the other parishes to encourage each other in developing our Christian Faith. Church members are actively involved in all aspects of village life, including the history group and gardening club, the school, various shows and special events in the village hall. 

Churchwarden: Jeremy Wells

Email: ugborough@3rivers.org.uk

Safeguarding Representatve:  Norma Roe Tel: 01752 896432

All our churches can be found on the Church of England website: https://www.achurchnearyou.com/