Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Open every day from March to December from 10.00am until 4.00pm – visitors most welcome.

Parish Church


1st Sunday of the month                  11.00am Family Service

A service without communion using modern language and hymns, the service is informal and children of all ages are welcome.

2nd Sunday of the month                 3.00pm (Winter) or 6.00pm (Summer) Evensong

A formal service using traditional language and hymns.

3rd Sunday of the month                  9.00am Holy Communion

A service celebrating the Eucharist using traditional language and following the Book of Common Prayer without hymns

4th Sunday of the month                  9.30am Parish Communion

A service celebrating the Eucharist using modern language and hymns, usually followed by coffee!

5th Sunday of the month                  10.30am Communion

A service with other churches in the benefice, rotating around the churches – advertised on the church notice boards or in the Tedburn Times.

Several times a year there are united services & other joint events with Tedburn Methodist Church.

The church has wonderful acoustics and we are pleased to offer the building on favourable terms to those wanting to use it for concerts, exhibitions and recitals.



Rev. Martin Wood
01647 24119 (Tuesday to Sunday)
The Rectory, Church Lane, Cheriton Bishop, EX6 6HY.


Mrs Stella Wilson
01647 61115

Mrs Jean Wise
01647 61101 (Family History Enquiries welcome)

The parishioners of the Parish Church are actively involved in the various village organisations and events. We are pleased that the church is available to be used for Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals and Memorials. We make a special effort to decorate the church for the major Christian Festivals and welcome everyone to all services and events. We occasionally host events such as a concert or Flower Festival. At the last Flower Festival visitors could inspect the ancient parish registers to research their family history and there was a sponsored abseil from the top of the Church Tower.

Further Information

History of The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tedburn St Mary

Tedburn St Mary War Memorial

3 thoughts on “Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

  1. What a splendid website. It should get an award!
    Can someone kindly email me the name of the incumbent on March 27 1803?
    Many thanks,
    Drew Clode
    (Descendant of Israel Marks and Susannah Smith)

    • According to the Rectors Board in the church, from 1781 the Rector was William Stacy, followed in 1808 by Charles Burne. Apologies that his reply is so long after your question. I believe we have emailed sometime ago.
      Jean Wise, churchwarden

  2. The church is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, contrary to what it says above, which I am unable to update at the moment.

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