Welcome to the site of Saint Werburgh’s Church, Wembury, in the Diocese of Exeter and County of Devon.
The church is picturesquely sited above Wembury beach, with views over the Yealm Estuary and Mewstone, and surrounded by National Trust land. It serves the parish of Wembury, including Down Thomas and Heybrook Bay, and the surrounding communities.
St Werburgh’s is a warm and friendly Christian family, providing Christian ministry, witness to the Gospel, and a variety of styles of worship, not allied to any particular tradition of churchmanship.
We are always willing to help people who wish to enquire about the Christian faith, or develop their commitment to it, whether formally (e.g. through Baptism or Confirmation) or less formally through discussion. Please contact a member of the parish team - email addresses are on the contact page of this site.
For information about Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals please go to the detailed sections of this site.
This site should give you basic information about the church and our Christian life; for more detailed information please get in touch or, better still, come and see us.
To find the church
St. Werburgh’s is signposted, above Wembury Beach and the Marine Centre, to the south of the village. For Satnav users, there is no postcode for the church, but PL9 0HR is at the bottom of the drive.
This is a quiet celebration, using a traditional-language format.
This is our principal service, with a sermon, hymns and some parts of the service usually sung.
Normally on the 2nd Sunday of each month this is replaced by a less formal Morning Praise, which some families prefer.
Children's Sunday Club meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month during school terms.They start in the Morning Praise Service with a section geared more to them, then go into the Sunday School Room to continue in their own style, while the grown-ups continue the service in church. Children of all ages are welcome.
Occasionally there is a Baptism within the 10.30 service.
Following a modern format, this service is usually lead by the Lay Readers, and includes hymns and a sermon.
On the 2nd Sunday in the month there is a simple Communion Service, with hymns and sermon.
This is a simple and reflective said celebration.
For saints’ days and major feasts please see the appropriate page for special arrangements.
Additionally there is a Service at 9.30 am on the first Sunday of each month in Down Thomas Silver Jubilee Hall.