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. During Covid restrictions the church is open for prayer and meditation on Wednesdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm, and on Sundays after the morning's service until 4:00pm
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.
Rector: Reverend Alison Shaw - 01803 770868
Service Times for June and July
Sunday 20 June. Trinity +3. 11.00 Communion by extension.
Sunday 27 June. Trinity +4. 11.00 Morning Worship.
Sunday 4 July. Trinity +5. 11.00 Holy Communion
Sunday 11 July. Trinity +6. 11.00 Morning Worship for Sea Sunday.
Sunday @ 7
Each Sunday evening at 7pm Ken Ball from West Charleton is organising a short, informal service on Zoom for folk in the Start Bay and Coast & Country Benefices. There is a chance to sing along with the St Martin’s Singers (with your computer muted!). The current services include a brief study of passages from St Paul's 2nd Letter to the Christians at Corinth.
Normal Bellringing Times
Sundays: 10:15 (1st, 2nd and 3rd), 9:00 (4th), 5th - variable
Normal Practice Night: Thursday at 19:30
Tower Captain: John Dietz - 01803 770515
Reduced ringing for Sunday service has restarted when sufficient ringers are available. 10:15 for 11:00. Contact Tower Captain.
Masks to be worn
This will be reviewed in the light of Government guidelines