St Peter's Church
St Peter's Church, Stoke Fleming, is Grade 2* listed and dates from the 13th century. The tower stands 83 feet high at 400 feet above sea level, and was formerly a sea mark to help mariners navigate into the port of Dartmouth.
The church is situated adjacent to the South West Coast Path and therefore attracts many passing visitors interested in the history of the building, and to admire the magnificent views over Start Bay. The church is usually open for prayer and meditation and for visiting during daylight hours.
The parish of Stoke Fleming is part of the Coast and Country Benefice in Woodleigh Deanery in the Diocese of Exeter. The other Coast and Country Churches are St Michael's Strete, St Michael's Blackawton and St Andrew's East Allington.
After the Reverend Alison Shaw's retirement the parish is currently in vacancy.
Service Times for October.
Sunday 2 October. Trinity +16. 11am Harvest Thanksgiving.
Sunday 9 October. Trinity +17. 11am Morning Worship.
Sunday 16 October. Trinity +18. 11am Communion by extension.
Sunday 23 October. Bible Sunday. 11am Morning Worship.
Sunday 30 October. 4th before Advent. 11am United Benefice Holy Communion at East Allington with Ven Douglas Dettmer, Archdeacon of Totnes.
Normal Bellringing Times
Sundays: 10:15 for 11:00 service
Normal Practice Night: Thursday at 19:30
Tower Captain: John Dietz - 01803 770515
As you may have heard, our church bellringers are now back in action, but have you ever thought about learning to ring our church bells yourself?
Church bellringing has a long history in the UK; it is an art, an interesting hobby, and a team activity all at the same time. It requires good concentration and some mild physical effort, but if you are in reasonably good health, and can climb the thirty or so steps to the ringing chamber, that should not be a problem. If you are interested in finding out more about our church bells, and would like to see them being rung or have a go yourself, please come and see us. Contact details and more information about ringing can be found HERE