Welcome to our website:
The website of Great Torrington Parish Church.
On this site you will find news, information and events for St Michael's and other churches in the United Benefice.
Please use the menu bar at the top of the pages to navigate this site.
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Usual Service Times.
Sunday Mass (Sung) : 10.00am
Thursday Mass (said) : 10.30am
Wednesday & Friday Mass (said) : 8.30am
The latest information may be found on our Quick Reference page.
Mass is according to the 'New Liturgy' with readings taken from the Jerusalem Bible and hymns from the English Hymnal. With the 'New Liturgy' we shall be looking at different Mass settings in the months to come. The Angelus is sung after every Mass with the Regina Coeli sung during Eastertide.
Her Majesty the QUEEN is prayed for by name at every service in this church.
The church is normally open during daylight.
Lent is a time of exploration. It is a time for deep examination of our Christian commitment and how in reality we live according to the Gospel. To help us on this journey we have provided extra devotions and studies during this season. You do not have to attend them all but some form of extra commitment would be a good discipline. There are Stations of the Cross on certain Fridays in Lent, a Pilgrim Course examining the Lord's Prayer and there are the Lenten House Masses and Lunch. There are the usual Lenten readings and devotions available for daily reflections and there is of course always the time to make an extra commitment to attend one of the week day masses.
New Digital Sound system for the Church!
If you struggle to hear all that is spoken or sung in the Church then you will be pleased to know that we have decided to install a sound system which will improve the quality of everything we hear. This will benefit not just those who are hard of hearing but those who, due to the design of the building, find themselves in areas where the sound does not reach. We are therefore launching an APPEAL today to raise @ £8,000 in order to purchase the system. Read more >
Little Angels and Saints (Thursdays 11am - 1.30pm)
This new group runs alongside the coffee morning on Thursdays. It is open to expectant mums and dads, parents with their babies and toddlers, with the main age range being bump to pre-school.
More details >
in our weekly news blog
or in our Newsletters.
Our Next Concert page currently features Kingsley School Chamber Choir.