Widecombe in the Moor - St Pancras

Widecombe in the Moor Church


Opening Hours:

All day every day

Access Statement - information about visiting our church


Church Address:

Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7TA


Contact Name:

Michael Pascoe (Churchwarden)

Penny Whale (Churchwarden)


Address:

Michael Pascoe, Wooder Bungalow, Widecombe, TQ13 7TR

Penny Whale Wayside, Widecombe, TQ13 7TA


Phone:

Michael Pascoe: 01364 621333

Penny Whale: 01364 621411


Village Website:

Widecombe in the Moor Website (link is external)


About Us

Widecombe Church has received the nickname "Cathedral of the Moor" because of its 120-foot tower and relatively large capacity for such a small village. The church was originally built in the fourteenth century, in the Perpendicular (late Gothic) style, using locally quarried granite. It was enlarged over the following two centuries, partly on the proceeds of the local tin-mining trade. Inside, the ceiling is decorated with a large number of decorative roof bosses, including the tinner's emblem of a circle of three hares (known in the past as the Tinners' Rabbits).