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Good news! We are holding a service of Holy Communion at 10am on Sunday 12 July.
Further services are yet to be confirmed; we hope to offer one or two per month in July and August.
We shall continue to be open for private prayer between 10am and 12 noon on Sundays when there is no service, and between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesdays, for the time being.

We are continuing to provide weekly readings, psalm and prayer sheets.

Welcome to Winwaloe's Church, East Portlemouth, South Devon

Do come and visit us, if you are in the area, to enjoy this historic Church or to join us in a Service.

St Winwaloe's is an Anglican Church in the Start Bay Group of Churches within the Exeter Diocese.
From 2 September 2019 we are in vacancy, that is without a priest, but our Churchwarden, Lindsey Lindley, will be pleased to help you.
She can be contacted on 01548 842330 and churchwarden@eastportlemouth.org.uk

Our Patron is Mr Mark Jephcott.

Where are we?

The Church is situated at the top of East Portlemouth Village.
Our grid reference is 748 384 on OS 1:25000 Outdoor Leisure 20.

We should love to hear from you. Please view or sign our Guestbook.


We have a range of Services, one every Sunday, from traditional to modern, with a regular Family Service. Visitors and their children are always warmly welcomed. See Services for further details.

St Winwaloe's is a popular church for weddings and we consider it a great privilege to host your special day. If you would like to make an enquiry please complete this form. If you would like to look around our church and chat to our churchwarden, contact Lindsey on 01548 842330 or email churchwarden@eastportlemouth.org.uk.

Our Village Hall is a lovely venue for wedding celebrations and is very close to the church. Contact Hall Secretary Kim Harris on 01548 844005 for more details.

Our Mission

The Parish Church of St Winwaloe is a symbol of the presence of God and a focal point of the Christian Faith within the village of East Portlemouth, wherein all who participate in the activities of the Church seek to mutually support all people who live in and
visit the Parish. See Our Vision.

History of the Church and Village

The Church and the village both have long and interesting histories. An outline of these is given in the section on History.

Bell Ringing

St Winwaloe's has an active bell-ringing group. See the section on Bell Ringing.


The Link provides information on both the church and other aspects of the village. See the section on Magazine

Church Fete

We normally hold an annual Fete on a Thursday in August to raise funds for the Church, Village Hall and morelocal charities.
Please go to the section on the Church Fete for more information.

Jephcott Organ Recital

An organ recital is normally held each year in memory of Sir Neil Jephcott Bt., who died in 2012. See the section about the Jephcott Organ Recital.

St Winwaloe's links with South Africa

Following the visit of two of our Parishioners to Goedgedacht in South Africa, East Portlemouth supports a feeding programme there. See the section on South Africa for further information.

Our priority is that EVERYONE feels safe in our Church. If you have any concerns view our safeguarding guidance and safeguarding policy. See our Data Privacy Notice and our Electoral Roll Privacy Notice to find out how we handle your personal data.