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Welcome to The United Benefice of Great Torrington - comprised of Great Torrington, Little Torrington, Frithelstock & Taddiport Churches.
Usual Service Times
St Michaels Torrington:
Sunday Sung Mass 10.00am
Wednesday Mass 8.30am
Thursday Mass 10.30am
Friday Mass 8.30am
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.
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Around the Benefice for your diary:
Great Torrington Church Tower and Spire Restoration Project...
Over the last few years we have been working hard to put together a scheme of restoration of our famous parish Church here in Great Torrington. About every 150 years, old historic Churches need a complete restoration programme and ours is no different. As most of the inhabitants of Great Torrington will know St. Michael’s is a Grade II* medieval building, partly rebuilt after the explosion that took place during the civil war.
Our hope is to transform this fine but faded building.
Already we have replaced the inadequate guttering and downpipes, made repairs to the roofs and improved the soakaways around the Church. At the same the beautiful rain hoppers to the West End have been completely refurbished and refitted.
The next phase is to repair the Tower and Spire.
The Flower Festival was on Mayfair Day, Friday and Saturday. This year's theme was 90 GLORIOUS YEARS.