Dart and Avon Mission Community

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.

Staverton exterior 1

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