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St Andrew's
Sampford Courtenay

The church is situated in the heart of the village (post code: EX20 2ST) just off the A3072 three miles west of North Tawton. The church is kept unlocked during daylight hours. It is a fine medieval building with many unique features including two three-hares roof bosses. 


The village is best known for its role in the 1549 Prayer Book Rebellion, and the church and adjacent church rooms played a crucial part. There is a permanent exhibition in the church telling the story of this interesting and bloody period of history. 


Normal Sunday services throughout the month:


1st Sunday:        9.30pm              Morning Worship (informal, usually lay led)

2nd Sunday:       9.30pm             Parish Communion (Prayer Book, traditional, with robed                                                            choir)

3rd Sunday:        6pm                  Evensong (Prayer Book, traditional, with robed choir)

4th Sunday:        9.30am              Parish Communion (Prayer Book, traditional)

5th Sunday:        9.30am              Parish Communion (Common Worship)


Special services for Harvest, Plough Sunday, and St Andrew’s Patronal.