Welcome to the Benefice...
The website of The United Benefice of Great Torrington - comprised of Great Torrington, Little Torrington, Frithelstock & Taddiport Churches.
Usual Service Times
St Michaels, Great Torrington:
Sunday 10.00am Sung Mass
Wednesday 10.30am BCP Holy Communion Service
Thursday 10.30am Mass
Friday 8.30am Mass
Service Times for ALL four Churches in the Benefice
We are a friendly, welcoming church rooted in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, committed to dignified worship, good music and orthodox teaching. You are most welcome to join us at any of our services.
Click below for a summary of information:
The Angelus is sung after every Mass with the Regina Coeli sung during Eastertide.
On Sunday, Sung Parish Mass begins at 10am with full ceremonial, including incense.
Weekday Mass is said on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in St James' Chapel.
The main festivals and seasons of the Church, especially Holy Week, are observed as fully as resources permit.
Her Majesty The Queen is prayed for by name at every service in this church.
The church is normally open from Monday to Saturday during daylight hours.
Accessibility / Facilities
Groups, Courses and Activities
Help for Visitors
ORGAN RECITAL @ Great Torrington Parish Church
Manuel Torregrosa Valero (Spain)
September 10th Saturday
7.30pm - 8.30pm followed by refreshments
Tickets available at the door.
Around the Benefice for your diary:
Benefice Eucharist: Bishop's Visit...
Weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October.
Bishop Jonathan Goodall will be spending both days in the Benefice.
At 4.00pm on Saturday 1st he will preside at an Open-Air Eucharist (Holy Communion) to be held in the Vicarage Garden, for members of all four of our churches to attend and participate in. We may be joined by clergy and people from other churches in North Devon.
Before the Service +Jonathan will be giving some Christian teaching on a theme to be decided. The Service will be followed by a party, possibly a BBQ if weather allows. At 7.00pm in St. Michaels there will be Evensong and Benediction. On Sunday morning +Jonathan will celebrate the Eucharist at Taddiport at 9.00am. 10.00am Solemn Mass will be the Patronal Festival of St Michael and All Angels, including Confirmation. He then has to leave for parish engagements in Exeter.
We are so fortunate Bishop Jonathan can spend this time with us. Please give the weekend a high priority in your diaries.
The Flower Festival was on Mayfair Day, Friday and Saturday. This year's theme was 90 GLORIOUS YEARS.