St Paul de Leon Church, Staverton
We warmly welcome you to St Paul de Leon Church.
In 2014 the church celebrated the 700th anniversary of the edict of Bishop Walter
de Stapledon who ordered that the Norman church be pulled down and a new more
capacious building be erected. (See pictures below taken at the time of the celebration),
He gave the Vicar and parishioners eighteen months to complete the task under the
threat of a heavy fine for failure. We do not know whether they succeeded or not, but
they certainly eventually produced a church of considerable size in relation to the
population. The ecclesiastical parish originally stretched from the River Dart to the
outlying suburbs of Ashburton, until in the 1850s the Parish of Landscove was carved
out of it. The large churchyard is a mass of snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils in the Spring.
The church postcode is TQ9 6PD The village website is www.staverton.org
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The church is now open for private prayer 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm
There is also normally a monthly service in church -
the date of the next one is still to be fixed as we wait to see how the pandemic develops