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Monday, December 18, 2017

All Hallows Church, Ringmore

all hallows3Sunday services at All Hallows are held every week, usually held at 9:30am.  Our services are well supported by the whole village, and in the summer, numbers are swollen by visitors to the area.

The services vary, with a family Holy Communion on the fourth Sunday and alternate second Sundays of each month;  Family services led by Lay Readers on the first and alternate second Sundays; and on the third Sunday a family service which is rotated amongst several members of our congregation. 

All Hallows has a visiting organist but when not available we use an excellent Hymnal system.A “Prayer Chain” operates for anyone, including the wider community, who feels the need for prayer and is instigated as required.

Visits by parishioners are organised for those in hospital or recuperating at home. There are no other faith or denomination Worship Centres or Churches in the village, so we welcome those of all faiths or none.

Services & Events

24th December 2017

11:00 pm Ringmore Midnight Communion Service @ All Hallows Church, Ringmore

25th December 2017

10:00 am Ringmore Christmas Village Family Service @ All Hallows Church, Ringmore

31st December 2017

10:30 am Team Service at Aveton Gifford @ St. Andrew’s Church, Aveton Gifford

7th January 2018

11:00 am Bigbury, Kingston & Ringmore Family Communion @ St Lawrence Church, Bigbury

8th January 2018

12:00 pm Tearfund Lunches @ Ringmore W.I. Hall

All Hallows News

Sound & Vision 4

Advance notice of another Sound and Vision evening of Audio Visuals (AVs), by me.  So put the date on your Calendar – Friday 26th...

All Hallows Candlelit Carol Service

This years All Hallows Carol Service followed by mulled wine and refreshments will commence at 6.00 pm. If you wish to join the choir for this...

Tearfund Lunches

Lunches in support of Tearfund are regularly held on a Monday in the Ringmore WI Meeting room. This year they start on October 2nd...

Prayer Warriors

Come and join the ‘Prayer Warriors’ as we meet from all the churches across our mission community to pray and seek God’s direction together. The...

The History of All Hallows Church

The inside of All Hallows Church

The Church Building of All Hallows, which means ‘all saints’, stands as a spiritual and architectural treasure in the village. From the front porch it gives views down to the sea at Ayrmer Cove, and even out to the Eddystone Lighthouse.

The origins of the site as a place of worship go back to Saxon times before the Norman Conquest, and the Yew Tree in the graveyard may date from this period. The present building was built around 1240 and the tower was added in the 14th century. It has changed little externally from that time, although the interior was extensively altered, with small pews installed by a Victorian Rector. Church services have been taking place in the church for nearly 800 years.

The church in Ringmore is maintained by the Parochial Church Council and there is a Friends association helping to maintain and care for the church building and its furnishings.

All are welcome to use the Church, especially by coming to the Services, but also for private prayer, meditation or as an interested tourist.The Church has three rare and unusual features that make it a ‘must see’ attraction:-

  • The very rare medieval wall mural on the Chancel Arch. Please use the visitors book to give us your views of what this may represent. We already have six good suggestions and look for more.
  • The rose window at the back of the Church, see the ‘Visitors Quiz’ for the story attached to this.
  • The sundial over the main door is rare and historic.

In Spring through to Autumn you will find a Visitors Quiz on the font in the Church, and this provides fun for adults and children on those rainy days when the beach is not enough.

There are also information sheets giving much more detail on the history and architectural details, these are permanently in the Church which is open for visitors in daylight hours every day of the year.

P D Errett