St James' 200 Fun Day

This year marks 200 years since the nave at St James' church (the octagonal section) was rebuilt in 1821. The anniversary of the rededication in on Saturday 11 September.

To celebrate the occasion, we are arranging a fun day in and around the church from 11am until 4pm. Everyone is welcome, both those who attend regularly (or not so regularly), and those who only know the building from the outside. We know that a great number of people in Teignmouth and beyond have family connections to St James' and retain a fondness for the church even though they rarely visit, so we hope that they will join the party too.

We hope to see:

  • Bellringing
  • Sea Shanties with the Back Beach Boyz
  • A mummers play by the Teignmouth Players
  • A flea circus
  • An exhibition of family photographs and memories of St James'
  • Flower displays
  • Live music in church
  • and more...

Sam Lock (Teign Heritage & TAAG) is organising some children's workshops before the event to create a banner displaying the timeline of what has happened locally and nationally since the original building was dedicated in 1268 which we also hope to display.

Although this is not a fund-raising event it does coincide with the annual Ride & Stride event to support Devon Historic Churches Trust. Proceeds from the sale of refreshments will be shared between Devon Historic Churches Trust and St James' Restoration Fund (for the maintenance of the church building).

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HRH The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh

Our prayers for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family at this time of great loss.

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St James' Parochial Church Council

Churches Open for Personal Prayer and Reflection

  • St Michael’s, Teignmouth is open 10am-2pm on Tuesdays
  • St Mary’s, Ideford is open 10am-4pm on Wednesdays and 2nd & 4th Sundays
  • St John’s, Bishopsteignton is open 10am-12 noon on Wednesdays
  • St Nectan's, Ashcombe - 9.30am-3pm on Wednesdays

There is also a Quiet Space in the churchyard at St John’s, Bishopsteignton which is open all day, every day for anyone to use.

St James' churchyard is open between 9am and 3pm each day. All are welcome to enjoy a moment of peace and calm within this green space.