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St. Mary's Church
For Services please view the appropriate link on the Home Page [Church Services]

For a full list of Services in all of the churches within the Stratton Deanery, please click HERE

The new Week St. Mary Benefice website can be viewed by clicking HERE


Postbox   We currently have no resident vicar - we are in a state of transition, and steps are beng taken to entice applicants to come to our village but this will take time to complete.

Urgent enquiries relating to church matters may be directed to the church wardens:
Lesley Booker & Dick Sowerby

For a list of church related contacts please click HERE
parish church

The parish church is dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. It comprises a chancel, nave, and north and south aisles. The north arcade has five four-centred arches, with monolith granite pillars; the south arcade also has five arches, three of which are obtuse pointed, and two obtuse four-centred. The pillars are of Polyphant stone and granite.

The entrances are a south porch and a priest's door; the north door is not used. The tower is of granite ashlar; it has three stages and is 99 feet in height, including its pinnacles.

stained glass window

The church, built in 1643, contains six bells which were hung in 1731, and is finished with battlements and crocketed pinnacles which terminate with crosses.

The bells were re-hung and repaired in 1887 when the tower was also renovated at a cost of £168. Click HERE for details of the bells.

Week St. Mary church is a clean and well-cared for example of a village church, with church services, musical events and the annual craft display adding to the regular use. The village has many visitors and the church is always visited and praised for its beauty and cleanliness.

St. Mary’s ancient Church stands on the footings of its Norman predecessor in the original St. Mary’s Wyke.  Now, as then, all visitors are given a warm welcome.

Canon Rob Dickenson

Canon Rob
Revd Canon
Robin Dickenson


• On Sunday 13th May 2007, Revd Rob was one of five new Honorary Canons installed at Truro Cathedral by the Rt Revd Bishop Bill Ind, occupying the seat of St. Winwaloe. 

A large congregation witnessed this service including a coach full of 'supporters' from Week St. Mary parish and beyond.

• On Sunday 7th April 2013, Revd Rob conducted his last service at Week St. Mary before heading off into semi-retirement as from 1st May 2013. The Bishop has aksed Rob to accept a part-time Diocesan appointment as Bishop’s Advisor for the development and management of self-supporting ordained ministry across the Diocese.


• When Rev JamesNew chairs for St Johns's Chapel Rugg left Week St. Mary Church, in July 2011, for pastures anew, he kindly arranged forNew altar table in St Johns Chapel this new altar table to be made for use in St John's chapel.  Made of solid oak this table should be a lasting contribution to the fabric of the church.

• To contribute to the many improvements taking place in St John's chapel, a new carpet was laid in February 2012 and several parishioners contributed to the purchase of these new chairs in memory of loved ones.  Combined with the new altar table from Rev James Rugg this makes St John's chapel the perfect place for the smaller service or meeting.

Church Wardens
Mrs Lesley Booker - Tel: 01288 341221 • Mr Richard Sowerby - Tel: 01288 341348

Parochial Church Council

Secretary: Mrs Linda Cobbledick, Wyke House, Week St. Mary, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6XA

Treasurer: (Vacant)

Dioscesan Child Protection Representative
Sue Dickenson, Ranelagh, Week St. Mary, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6XF

Maintenance of the Churchyard
The cutting of the grass is currently undertaken by Churchward Dick Sowerby, and he enjoys it!

Dick Sowerby
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